South African company builds accommodation for rail projects in Mozambique

28 March 2014

South African company Kwikspace Modular Buildings has been awarded a contract for construction of six accommodation camps along the Sena Railroad II project, under the terms of a contract signed with Portuguese group Mota-Engil, the company said.

The camps will be built in a number of locations near the towns of Dondo, Sena and Doa and include dormitories, kitchens and laundries with capacity to cater for up to 100 people each.

The project was awarded on 24 February of this year and the company expects to finish it by 17 May.

Meanwhile the company finished a project to build accommodation worth US$9.3 million in Nacala, Mozambique, as part of a contract signed in 2012 with Brazilian mining company Vale.

“This contract involved construction of over 10,000 square metres of accommodation for senior staff, control teams and workers involved in the project,” said director Nick Alexander.

This camp, alexander said, provides accommodation for around 700 people and includes offices facilities, a health centre, entertainment facilities, kitchens and laundry rooms.

Brazilian group Vale is involved in building a railway line between Moatize, in Tete province, and Nacala, in Nampula province. The railway line will pass through Malawi, stretch over a total of 912 kilometres and will be capable of transporting 30 million tons of coal per year. (macauhub)