Chinese construction giant, CCECC, wins Lagos 4th mainland bridge contract
China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) has won the contract of building the Lagos Fourth Mainland Bridge.
CCECC beat three other bidders to win the contract which will cost about $2.2 billion.
The 37km bridge, which will link Lagos Island to Ikorodu mainland, will be the second longest bridge in Africa.
Announcing CCECC as the preferred bidder, the Lagos State government explained that when completed, the bridge would have three toll plazas.
The bridge would also have nine interchanges, a 4.5 kilometre Lagoon Bridge and an eco-friendly environment.
It is expected to start from Abraham Adesanya in Ajah, on the Eti-Osa-Lekki-Epe corridor and traverse the North West towards the Lagoon shoreline of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway via Owutu/Isawo in Ikorodu.
CCECC in its 41 years in Nigeria has accomplished over 125 major projects without any history of default.
Mr. Liu Yingcai, the company’s General Manager, Corporate Culture, explained that the company would deliver quality job according to its entrenched culture of excellence.
Yingcai said that CCECC had in the past 5 years delivered about 730km of railway alone to the Nigerian transport infrastructure.
He said that the company also completed the rebuilding of four international airports which included Abuja, Lagos, Kano and Port Harcourt.
The General Manager added that the Lagos Airport project was commissioned on March 21 2022 by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Cui Jianchun.