Mota-Engil in €2.5Bn Nigeria project
A consortium led by the Sino-Portuguese construction multinational Mota-Engil has been chosen by the State of Lagos in Nigeria to build a US$2.5Bn (€2.4Bn) bridge.
According to the agency Reuters, the Fourth Mainland Bridge (37 kilometres) will be adjudicated in a public-private partnership. The bridge will be built over a lake to link the Lekki peninsula to the airport.
The bridge will serve to alleviate the high level of traffic congestion in the Nigerian city. It will have thee tolls, nine crossroads and allow vehicles to travel at 120km/h according to Jubril Gawat, the senior spokesperson of the government of the State of Lagos.
Mota-Engil competed for this project in partnership with China Communication and Construction Corporation (CCCC) which is its shareholder, and with China Road and Bridge Corporation.
In addition to the Portuguese construction group, other Chinese companies have been pre-selected — the China Gezhouba Group Company, the China Geo-Engineering Corporation, and China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation.
The winner of the competition will be announced at the end of the year.
In 2021, Mota-Engil announced its biggest ever contract for the construction of a railway worth US$1.8Bn. This year Mota-Engil formed part of a consortium led by Corporación América Airports, presented the best proposal to operate the international airports and cargo terminals of Abuja and Kano, that serve the two largest cities in Nigeria, for 20 and 30 years respectively.