The Lagos State Government has selected six companies for the design, development, construction, operation and maintenance of the Fourth Mainland Bridge, with five Chinese construction companies dominating the list.
This followed the issuance of a Request for Qualification (RFQ) in February this year by the government.
According to a statement by the Lagos State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, yesterday, the six firms picked were said to have completed the technical and financial capacity requirements.
The shortlisted firms include Mota-Engil and CCCC Consortium, Power Construction Corporation of China, CGGC-CGC Joint Venture, CCECC Nigeria Limited, China State Construction Engineering Corporation Nigeria Limited and IC ICTAS Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. Of these six companies, only the last has no Chinese affiliation.
The state government promised to announce those picked for the next stage in due course, even as the Request for Proposals (RFP) would be given to the pre-qualified bidders.
In April, 10 companies were shortlisted after the RFP was issued earlier in the year. The 10 firms include CCECC Nigeria Limited; CGGC-CGC Joint Venture; China Harbour Engineering Company Limited, China State Construction Engineering Corporation Nigeria Limited and IC ICTAS Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.
Others are Julius Berger Nigeria Plc; Mota-Engil and CCCC Consortium; Mutual Commitment Company Limited; Power Construction Corporation of China and Ingenieros Consultores, S.A., through Makais Energy.