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MOZAMBIQUE: Geotechnical Investigation continues to build the Catembe Bridge

30 June 2011 No Comment

The Geotechnical Investigation campaign for future Catembe Bridge in Maputo began on May 24 with an execution deadline estimated at four months. Inserted into the section 1 of the Concession Maputo/Catembe/Ponta do Ouro, this work is being carried out by the Geotechnics Department of Mota-Engil Engenharia and includes  the performance of mechanical drilling (53 on land and 8 on floating platform in the Espírito Santo River). In addition to the mechanical drilling with continuous sampling, the project also includes SPT dynamic penetration tests; sampling wells and PDL light dynamic penetration tests, as well as underwater geophysical investigation, using reflection profiles. The investigation campaign is budgeted at some 740 thousand euros.