The government of Mozambique awarded a 30-year concession to TML for the development and operation of a new logistic corridor from Moatize in Tete Province to the port site at Macuze in Zambezia Province with the purpose to ultimately export 100 million tons of coal per annum from the Tete mining concessions to seaborne destinations primarily in Asia.
The Macuze Corridor will be the third logistic corridor next to the existing corridors from Tete Province to the ports of Beira and Nakala. Both existing corridors suffer operational limitations and hence a new corridor was selected.
This new corridor infrastructure consists of a new 490 km standard gauge heavy haul railway and a deep sea port with a handling capacity for a bulk cargo ship of up to 150,000 DWT with additional facilities for container transportation. The concession holder, TML, is in the process of selecting an international EPC Contractor responsible for both the Railway and Port Infrastructure, rolling stock and handling equipment. These works and procurements are to be completed in 2020.
Royal HaskoningDHV in association with CanaRail was commissioned to provide consultancy services and tendering support and was appointed Owner’s Engineer for the project.
The services included review, consultancy and update of the bankable feasibility study, concept design and tender documents; contractor’s shortlisting, clarifications, evaluation of technical submissions, value engineering up to contract award and financial close. The EPC contract was awarded by the end of 2017.