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Spanish company Isolux Corsán awarded first contract for construction of €51.7 million bridge in Gambia

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The Company will also build access roads to the bridge and the infrastructure necessary for the implementation of tolls.

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Isolux Corsán, in joint venture with Arezki Group, was awarded the construction of a bridge in The Gambia, which is the first project the company will develop in the country.

The project, with a budget of 51.7 million euros, mainly involves the construction of a bridge 942 meters long on the Gambia River. At its core, the bridge will allow navigation with a span of 100 meters wide, the foundation will be made with piles up to 48 meters deep and the technical implementation of the deck shall be by cantilevers.

The scope of works also includes the construction of 990 meters of access roads, which are located primarily through the adjacent marshes.

 

Increasing presence in Africa

The international expansion strategy developed in recent years has allowed the group to increase its presence in Africa, where it is making significant projects that are under construction. In Kenya, Isolux Corsán builds the largest high voltage power transmission line and one of the largest in Africa, with a length of 428 kilometers and a voltage of 400kv. The amount of this EPC contract signed with the public company Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) amounted to 142 million euros.

The company is currently building 200km of roads in Senegal. In Algeria, the group has built the tram of Oran, an infrastructure capable of carrying 90,000 passengers a day and is currently making the extension of the first tram line at Constantine, with a combined budget of over 670 million euros, furthermore of the first tram line at Mostaganem. The company is involved in several projects such as the building of a the new treatment plant and discharge collector at Mohammadia, Khenchela substation, water conveyance of Mostaganem desalination plant, the treatment plant of El Bayad and conducting water of Mactaa treatment plant.

In Angola, it has also implemented various energy projects such as the floating power plant of Luanda 100 MW, the power station of Futila and the first transmission line of 400 kV that carries the electricity produced in Capanda Dam to the capital, Luanda.

Recently the company was awarded four new contracts for transmission and distribution in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda for a combined value of 86 million euros.

Finally, the group has signed its first contract in South Africa for the construction of a solar power plant of 60 MW, a substation and facilities at Boshof, required for connection to the 132 kV ESKOM network.

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