Eiffage wins contract for an extension to Senegal’s “Autoroute de l’Avenir” motorway
Through its subsidiaries Eiffage Sénégal and Eiffage TP, Eiffage has been awarded the contract for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance through to 2039 of the extension to the Dakar-Diamniadio toll motorway between the Diamniadio junction and Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD) which is now being built. This contract for this new 16.5 km, 2 by 2 lane section will link Dakar city centre to the new airport.
The technical, environmental and social success of the initial Dakar-Diamniadio section of the Autoroute de l’Avenir – the first toll motorway in West Africa – convinced the State of Senegal to entrust the Eiffage Group with this supplementary contract.
This contract will contribute to Senegal’s economic development with the construction of an important link between Dakar and Bamako, in Mali. It continues the partnership established between the Eiffage Group and the State of Senegal nearly 90 years ago.
The project represents a total investment of €121 million, financed by the State of Senegal and its financial backer, AFD, and by the Eiffage Group and its financiers.
By pooling all its fields of expertise, Eiffage was able to provide the concession-granting authority with a turnkey offering. Engineering studies and works will be carried out by the Eiffage Sénégal and Eiffage TP consortium, with the participation of Senegalese firms. APRR, a subsidiary of the Eiffage Group, will assist the Eiffage Sénégal teams with the installation of the motorway operating system.
This project comes under Eiffage’s strategy for international development, especially on the African continent where the Group handed over the first section of the Autoroute de l’Avenir in August 2013 and where it is currently carrying out work including: dock platforms at the Port of Lomé container terminal in Togo; the offshore installation, 65 km from the coast, of modules for the future living quarters of Nigeria’s Ofon oilfield; the annex to Gabon’s National Assembly in Libreville, and two power transmission lines in Senegal to enhance electricity supplies to the capital city, Dakar.