Highway configuration

Aconex has been selected to provide its online information management service to the main section of what is currently the world’s largest construction project, the $11.2bn

East-West Highway
development in Algeria.

Aconex was chosen by the project development team COJAAL – a joint venture comprising five of Japan’s largest companies, including Kajima and Taisei, Japan’s two largest contractors; major general contractors Hazama and Nishimatsu; and trading house Itochu.

Mr. Minoru Ishida, Project Director at Kajima Corporation, said ‘Aconex will enable the five joint venture parties to manage and share information in real time, helping us to deliver this significant project to the government of Algeria on time and within budget.’

COJAAL will be responsible for delivering the $5bn eastern section of the highway which will be a 399km, six-lane motorway that includes 190 bridges and viaducts and five tunnels.

Expected to be operational by 2010, the entire East-West Highway development will extend 1,216km and create a link between Annaba in the north east and Tlemcen in the north west – passing through 24 provinces and linking Algeria to Tunisia and Morocco.

Construction of the eastern section of the highway will involve the flow of a large volume of information between around 2,000 project members, including the client, subcontractors, project managers, engineers, consultants, suppliers, and COJAAL’s member-companies’ head offices, situated across the world.

Aconex will facilitate communication and collaboration between these project teams during the design and construction phases by storing all project information – such as drawings, documentation, correspondence and workflows – online in one central site.