Africa’s leading manufacturer and erector of prefabricated buildings, Kwikspace Modular Buildings, continues to expand its reach in Mozambique, having secured a large contract to provide a 700 person camp in Nacala-Velha for a large international mining company.
As the country undergoes rapid growth in mining and railway development, The Nacala Corridor Project is currently one of the largest mining and construction projects taking place globally. Construction started in 2011 and the project involves the refurbishment of certain sections of the railway line as well as the construction of entire new sections together with a new coal terminal. The railway line will connect the Moatize coal fields to the port of Nacala-Velha and the first coal load is expected late next year.
Approached by one of the largest international mining companies, Kwikspace has been contracted to introduce an accommodation camp in Nacala which will make provision for 700 people including senior project staff, engineers, supervisors and labourers involved with the project. The camp includes a large kitchen, laundry, a clinic and an office complex.
Comments Nick Alexander, Commercial Director of Kwikspace for Africa & Middle East “We are extremely pleased with the opportunity to be involved with a project of this magnitude. Considering the number of projects that have taken place in the country over the past five years, we believe that our offering will meet the ongoing need for construction camps, mobile buildings and rented accommodation”.
He continues; “In addition to the fact that we are able to improve the living conditions of workers involved with this project through the provision of our housing, we have also been able to invest in the training of labourers and workers. We have had the chance to impart skills to the labourers and technicians in the area with regard to assembling our building. We firmly believe that training of local workers should remain a priority.”
The development of the railway will allow for coal to be transported by rail from Moatize to Nacala where it will be loaded and shipped. This area facilitates imports and exports in the Northern Mozambique region and is thus invaluable to the economic strength and growth of the country.
The significant infrastructure projects and the increase in coal production in Mozambique contributed to the country’s GDP growth of 7.4% in 2012 according to the African Development Bank Group. It is predicted that the country will maintain a similar GDP growth this year. Further reiterating the development which is taking place in this area, the opening of an international airport is set to take place early next year.
Kwikspace has designed and supplied modular buildings for a number of industries including the construction, mining and government sectors amongst a range of others across Africa and thus has extensive experience in the African market to most suitably meet the need for efficient and cost effective accommodation. All modular buildings developed by Kwikspace are made with fully insulated polyurethane injected panels and thus provide excellent temperature control and noise reduction.
Kwikspace currently has a factory in Moatize, Tete Province and plans to open another factory in Nacala in September. This development aims to support the works in Nacala and the nearby city of Nampula.
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