Friday, April 16, 2010
The Projects We Are Looking Forward To. Lagos-Badagry Expressway
Badagry 10-Lane Expressway Construction Project
The proposed 10-lane Badagry Expressway in Lagos State has attracted the interest of giant construction firms.
Expected to begin at Eric Moore in Surulere and terminate at Badagry, the 60.3 kilometre road would incorporate light rail transport and Bus Rapid Transit facilities.
The response to the state government's call for bids is described as overwhelming, not just because of the number of bids received but also for the pedigree of the companies showing interest in the project.
When the bids were opened last week, 10 companies reportedly indicated interest in either constructing segments of the road or handling the whole project.
Firms bidding for the entire stretch of the proposed expressway (Eric Moore-Mile 2- Agbara-Badagry) include Arab Contractors, Hi-Tech Construction, Moreno, Salini Nigeria Limited and the Ugur BAS/China Harbour Engineering Construction Consortium.
Bids for the Eric Moore-Mile 2 segment came from P.W. Nigeria and Key-Based Ventures, while Chinese Construction Engineering Company expressed interest in the Mile 2-Agbara-Badagry portion, the same stretch that attracted bids from CGGC Global Project Nigeria and Lekon Engineering Service Limited.
The Badagry Expressway project is conceived as a public-private partnership (PPP), and is seen as potentially proffering solution to Lagos State's massive infrastructural challenges.
Construction industry analysts cite the example of the Ugur BAS/Chinese Harbour Engineering Construction (Ugur BAS/CHEC) consortium in this regard.
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The consortium combines local know-how with international reach, and includes lead contractors, financiers and supervising engineers.
The lead contractors are Ugur BAS, a Nigerian construction company with affiliation to Turkey, and China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), a company that is ranked among the top ten civil engineering contractors worldwide.
Badagry Expressway is expected to be completed within 48 months.