28 July 2010
Capita Symonds’ Infrastructure PFI/PPP team has been appointed to
act for the lenders who are supporting Société Eiffage de la
Nouvelle Autoroute Concédée (SENAC) in the funding of the first PPP
motorway deal in West Africa.
The proposed €200m Toll Highway will run 25km
from Dakar, the capital of Senegal, towards the country’s new
international airport (AIBD) at Diass and the economic development
gateway at Diamniadio.
Crossing the densely populated district of
Pikine Irrégulier Sud, the motorway forms part of a wider
development programme for the Dakar region. As well as providing a
rapid and direct route to Diamniadio and the new international
airport, the motorway will also improve access to the centre of
Dakar and the suburbs of Cambérène, Guédiawaye and Thiaroye.
Capita Symonds is carrying out technical and
traffic audits of the design and construction proposals on behalf
of the lenders as well as reviewing the proposed operation and life
cycle maintenance of the completed road.
Construction work is due to begin in summer