Isolux Corsán Wins new Contracts in Africa Worth More Than EUR190 Million
MADRID, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
- The company will build 428 km of transmission lines in Kenya and the Mohammadia Wastewater Station and a 240-bed hospital in Algeria - Isolux Corsan has expanded its presence in Africa and currently operates in ten countries
Isolux Corsan has secured new contracts for the construction of various
infrastructures in two African countries, Kenya and Algeria, which have a total budget of
In Kenya, the Group will build 428 km of 400 kV transmission lines, which will
evacuate the power produced by the future 300 MW wind farm in the vicinity of Lake Turkana
in the north of the country. This EPC project (engineering, procurement, construction and
commissioning) was awarded by Ketraco, an agency of the Ministry of Energy of Kenya, with
a price tag EUR142 million.
In Algeria, Isolux Corsan will build a 240-bed hospital with a total floor area of
29,000 m2. Situated in Draria, a suburb of Algiers, the hospital has a total budget of
close to EUR35 million and will serve a population of 120,000 people. In addition, the
Group will build a new wastewater treatment plant in Mohammadia with a budget of over
EUR14 million. This WWTP can meet the demand of an estimated population of 95,000 with a
flow rate of 14,000 m3 per day.
These new contracts join the recently awarded contract in Senegal, where Isolux Corsan
will build 194.5 km of road comprising two sections of the RN6 highway and the new Kolda
Bridge. The project has a budget of over EUR111 million and calls for the widening,
improvement and adaptation of the motorway that runs south of the Casamance River, between
the river and the Guinea Bissau border and connecting the cities of Ziguinchor and Kolda.
Proven experience in Africa
The Group has a proven track record in Africa, where it executes projects mostly in
the energy sector. In Angola, Isolux Corsan has carried out projects to supply energy to
industry and the population, including a floating 100 MW power plant in Luanda and the
Futila Thermal Power Plant. In addition, the group built the first 400-kV transmission
line that carries the electricity produced by the Capanda Dam to the capital Luanda.
One of the most significant projects currently being executed by Isolux Corsan is the
Oran Tramway. The new infrastructure, which will run through the town and connect the
University and the airport, has a budget of EUR355 million.
With these new contracts, Isolux Corsan diversifies its business and increases its
presence in Africa, where it currently operates in ten countries: Algeria, Angola, Gabon,
Kenya, Morocco, Mauritania, Mozambique, Uganda, South Africa and Senegal.
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