Mota-Engil wins $72M contract to refurbish Luanda naval base
The public works contract for the design, refurbishment and equipping of the Luanda Naval Base, located on Luanda Island, will be signed between Mota-Engil and Simportex.
Portuguese civil engineering and construction firm, Mota-Engil, has won a direct contract to refurbish and equip the Luanda Naval Base, assigned to the Angolan Navy, for a total amount of US$72.2 million (€67.8 million), authorised by presidential order.
Presidential order 46/23 of 14 March, already published in the government’s official gazette Diário da República, to which Lusa had access on Thursday, authorises the expenditure in that amount and formalises the opening of the simplified contracting procedure using the material criteria.
The public works contract for the design, refurbishment and equipping of the Luanda Naval Base, located on Luanda Island, will be signed between Mota-Engil and Simportex, a public company responsible for acquiring equipment and materials for the Angolan armed forces and the ministry of defence.
The Angolan head of state justifies the measure on the grounds of the “urgent need” to carry out the work with a view to “substantial and concrete improvement” of social and economic conditions in the area of defence and security.