Matchmaking event with Portuguese Mota Engil for railway project in Nigeria

On the 17th of October 2019, Team Sweden invite to an event dedicated to the Kano-Maradi and Kano-Dutse railway line project in Nigeria.

Cooperation with Sweden

Portugal’s largest EPC Mota Engil has approached the The Swedish Export Credit Agency (EKN) and The Swedish Export Credit Corporation (SEK) for a Swedish export credit financing in connection with a railway project in Nigeria.

Given that the condition for such financing is a minimum of 30% Swedish content among other requirements, this opportunity offers a great possibility for Swedish companies to position themselves as suppliers.

Call for Swedish companies

Within the framework of this project, Swedish suppliers within the following areas are needed:

  • Earth works, track works, signalling and communication works, depot, stations, rolling stock facilities, etc.

About the project

The project involves the construction of a standard gauge railway line with an alignment of about 387 km from Kano to Maradi and a branch line from Kano to Dutse. The 284 km Kano-Maradi railway line will connect three federal states in Northern Nigeria, namely Kano, Jigawa and Katsina, and the Republic of Niger (Maradi), while the 93 km branch line will connect the capital of Jigawa’s State (Dutse) to Kano. This project starts in 2021 and will be ongoing for approximately three to four years.

The project is a cooperation between the German bank KfW IPEX, Mota Engil, Business Sweden, EKN och SEK.

Program & Registration

The presentation of the project will be followed by one-on-one meetings. Participants will learn what the project is about, and the steps Swedish companies need to take to participate. You will meet all important stakeholders involved in this project.

Program – Torsdag 17 oktober

09:00

Introduction Team Sweden

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09:20

Introduction Mota Engil and KfW IPEX Bank

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09:40

Swedish Fika

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10:00

Project presentation covering the following main topics

  • Country overview Nigeria
  • The rail sector in Nigeria
  • History and current status of the Kano Maradi & Kano Dutse Rail Line Project
  • Project description
  • Overview of equipment needed
  • Environmental & Social aspects
  • Security aspects
  • Q & A
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11:30

Financing structure including statements why this project would be bankable

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12:00

Lunch (Mota Engil invites)

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13:00-16:00

One-on-one meetings

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