MegaProject 912: Bids submitted for Kenya highway PPP
- Mota - Engil Group
- Orascom Construction Industries (OCI)
- IL&FS - IL&FS Transportation Networks
- VINCI - VINCI Concessions
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The Kenya National Highways Authority (Kenha) have shortlisted three firms for the Nairobi-Nakuru-Mau Summit Highway on PPP scheme.
One of the three consortia shortlisted comprises Aiim, Egis, Mota-Engil and Orascom. The second consortium includes Indian and Singaporean firms ITNL International Pte LTd (IIPL) and IL&FS Transportation Networks Limited (ITNL). The third consortium is comprised of Rift Valley Connect, Vinci Highways SAS, Meridian Infrastructure Africa Fund (MIAF) and Vinci Concessions SAS.
The winning consortium will be responsible for the of widening, improvement, operation and maintenance of various sections of highway between Nairobi and Mau Summit. The project, namely includes:
- Widening of 175 km of the A8 highway between Rironi and Mau Summit to become a 4 Lane dual carriageway
- Strengthening of 57.8 km of the A8-South highway between Rironi and Naivasha; and
- Operation and maintenance of 12.43 km of the A8 highway between Gitaru and Rironi and 28.6 km of Nairobi Southern Bypass.
The project will involve an estimated investment of US$550 million.
The main road between Nairobi and Mau Summit is part of the A8 highway and of the Northern Corridor which connects the Port of Mombasa via Nairobi to Malaba at the border with Uganda and onwards to Kampala.
The Northern Corridor is the busiest and most important transport corridor in East and Central Africa, providing a gateway through Kenya from Mombasa Port via road, rail and pipeline to the landlocked countries of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and Eastern DR Congo.