CFM – Tete to Macuse Port Corridor Development – Mozambique - Project Profile
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Empresa Pública Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM) is planning to undertake the construction of a Tete to Macuse port corridor development in the province of Tete and Zambezia, Mozambique.
The project involves the construction of a deepwater port at Macuse and a 639km of a rail link between Chitima region to Macuse port.
Ncondezi Coal Co. has signed an agreement with the Anglo-Australian group Rio Tinto and shown interest for undertaking studies and participate in concession auction leading to the construction of an integrated transport corridor in Mozambique.
The Macuse project is about 60 percent owned by the Italian Thai Development Company Limited, of Thailand, 20 percent by Mozambican state port and rail company CFM and the remaining 20 percent by the Zambezi Integrated Development Corridor (Codiza).
In December 2013, Thai Mocambique Logística won the concession (BOOT) contract.
In November 2015, CFM announced to issue tender for the railway line and port development.
In March 2017, Mota-Engil and Chinese National Complete Engineering Corporation won the tender competition for the construction contractor.
In June 2017, the consortium headed by Mota-Engil and the Chinese National Complete Engineering Corporation signed a contract with Thai Moçambique Logística to build a 639-kilometer railway line and a port in Mozambique's central province of Zambezia.
In August 2017, the length of the railway line is redesigned and expanded to 639 kilometers from 500 kilometers to reach the region of Chitima where coal reserves are located.
In November 2017, the Mozambican government and Thai Mozambique Logistics signed concession contract for the port and the railroad of Macuze in which the Portuguese company Mota-Engil and Chinese National Complete Engineering Corporation are involved as construction contractors.
The developers are in discussions to start the construction works of the railway line in 2019 which will enable the construction of the deep-water port in 2023.
The project involves the construction of an integrated rail and port corridor between Tete to Macuse, in the province of Tete and Zambezia, Mozambique.
The US$3500 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a deepwater port at Macuse
2. Construction of a 639km rail line between Tete to Macuse port
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