Kwikspace Modular Buildings has secured a large contract to provide a 700 person camp for a large international mining company in Nacala-Velha in Mozambique.
The accommodation camp will be for senior project staff, engineers, supervisors and labourers involved with the project and includes a large kitchen, laundry, a clinic and an office complex. The company is a manufacturer and erector of prefabricated buildings.
Nick Alexander, Commercial Director of Kwikspace for Africa & Middle East said: “We are extremely pleased with the opportunity to be involved with a project of this magnitude. Considering the number of projects that have taken place in the country over the past five years, we believe that our offering will meet the on-going need for construction camps, mobile buildings and rented accommodation”.
He added that apart from improving the living conditions of workers involved with this project through the provision of its housing, the company has also been able to invest in the training of labourers and workers. “We have had the chance to impart skills to the labourers and technicians in the area with regard to assembling our building. We firmly believe that training of local workers should remain a priority.”
The project is a continuation of the expansion of the company’s reach in Mozambique, which is undergoing rapid growth in mining and railway development.
Kwikspace has designed and supplied modular buildings for a number of industries including the construction, mining and government sectors amongst a range of others across Africa and has extensive experience in the African market to most suitably meet the need for efficient and cost effective accommodation. All modular buildings developed by Kwikspace are made with fully insulated polyurethane injected panels and thus provide excellent temperature control and noise reduction.
Kwikspace currently has a factory in Moatize, Tete Province and plans to open another factory in Nacala in September. This development aims to support the works in Nacala and the nearby city of Nampula.
The Nacala Corridor Project is currently one of the largest mining and construction projects taking place globally. Construction started in 2011 and the project involves the refurbishment of certain sections of the railway line as well as the construction of entire new sections together with a new coal terminal. The railway line will connect the Moatize coal fields to the port of Nacala-Velha and the first coal load is expected late next year.