Kano-Maradi Rail Line Contractor Evacuates $200m Construction Equipment From Lagos Port

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Kano-Maradi RailMeanwhile, Mota-Engil has evacuated equipment worth $ 200 million for the construction of a $ 2 billion Kano-Maradi Rail line from the Port and Cargo Terminals in Lagos.

The construction equipment which berthed in Lagos during the week is being added to Mota-Engil’s already impressive inventory.

Some of the equipment are Wheel loaders; backhoe loaders; crawler excavators; medium lifts and heavy lifts.

Others are truck-mounted concrete pumps; concrete mixer trucks; telehandlers; motor graders; vibratory soil compactors; pneumatic rollers; mobile cranes; tipper trucks, among others.

Speaking with journalists while taking delivery of the equipment in Lagos, the company’s logistics manager, Nuno Colaço, said this latest acquisition is a strategic investment for the present and for the future.

He said further that the project was not only a landmark for the development of the railway infrastructure in Nigeria but also for the whole of West Africa.

The Customs controller of Tin Can Island Command, Adekunle Oloyede, said lately there has been a decrease in cargo throughput at the ports and expressed his delight at the sheer size of the Mota-Engil import, noting that it is evidence that the Nigerian economy is on the rebound.

Last month, MOTA-ENGIL had also taken delivery of some equipment that has been dispatched to their various project sites.

Among its many projects in Nigeria, is the construction of the $1.959 billion Kano-Maradi Standard Gauge Railway lines, the Sagamu-Benin expressway, the Lagos-Badagry expressway, and is the reserved bidder for the 4th Mainland bridge in Lagos.

In 2018, Shoreline Group, the Nigerian energy and industrial conglomerate founded by Kola Karim, partnered Mota-Engil, a publicly listed Portuguese Construction Company to establish Mota-Engil Nigeria.


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