Capita Symonds provides audit for SENAC project

Engineering consultancy Capita Symonds’ Infrastructure PFI/PPP team has been appointed to act for the lenders supporting European construction company Société Eiffage de la Nouvelle Autoroute Concédée (SENAC) in the funding of the first PPP motorway deal in west Africa.

The proposed €200m (£128m) Toll Highway will run 25km from Dakar, the capital of Senegal, towards the country’s new international airport (AIBD) at Diass and the economic development gateway at Diamniadio.

Capita Symonds is carrying out technical and traffic audits of the design and construction proposals on behalf of the lenders, as well as reviewing the proposed operation and life-cycle maintenance of the completed road.

Construction work is due to begin this summer.