Nacala Railway Corridor

Critical rail corridor supports economic development

Zutari has been trusted with detailed designs of the Nacala Railway Corridor project, expected to efficiently transport approximately 18 Mtpa of coal from the Moatize Mine in Mozambique to a new coal terminal in Nacala Velha.

At approximately 1000 km long, this railway could be developed into an important transport corridor that could serve not only Mozambique’s Tete province, but also neighbouring countries of Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Trusted for our deep technical expertise and local capacity in Mozambique, our broad collective of experts developed several preparatory studies for this important corridor. These included the preliminary designs of retaining walls, borrow pits, interference and access roads, building structures and electrical services, building, wet and fires services, bulk water sanitation and electricity, as well as mechanical designs of pump stations.

This made Zutari an obvious choice for the next step; the detailed design of the entire 20.5-ton axle load railway line and associated infrastructure, such as geometric design of the rail, cut and fill slope design, and design of associated bridges, culverts and building structures.

An important rail corridor that will impact African economies and the many communities along its 1000 km stretch.

Potential as a major trade route for Mozambique, Zambia and the DRC.

Rail infrastructure has tremendous potential to create enduring impact if it is planned, delivered and managed in ways that maximise its value for economies and communities. We are proud to partner with Government and other stakeholders on the Nacala Corridor, because it does just this – creating prosperity through coal exports; facilitating general economic development of the region; creating jobs in surrounding communities; and facilitating human mobility through a passenger train service.

*The Aurecon Africa business has been officially renamed Zutari as at 21 July 2020. Zutari acquired Aurecon Middle East on 20 November 2020.
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