At the same time as the roads agency contests the contractors’ attempts to terminate their contracts, it awaits the outcome of a challenge against the 2010 environmental authorisation granted for the N2 Wild Coast Toll Highway Project, of which the Mtentu bridge is a crucial component. THE R1.634-billion tender for the Mtentu Bridge, one of two mega bridges to be built as part of the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) N2 Wild Coast road project, has been awarded. Bid Number: CONTRACT SANRAL N.002-200-2016/3 Bid Description: FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE N2 WILD COAST HIGHWAY SECTION 20 BETWEEN THE MSIKABA BRIDGE AND THE MTENTU BRIDGE Name of Institution: SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL ROADS AGENCY SOC LIMITED Place where goods, works or services are required: Eastern Cape Date Published: 06 November 2020 Closing Date / Time: 22 … But Sanral’s plan also includes a 90km extension that will run through several rural communities. Sanral now faces a battle on two fronts. South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) has awarded the highly anticipated tender for the Mtentu Bridge. The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has applied to National Treasury for permission to negotiate with the previously prequalified, but unsuccessful bidders, to complete the Mtentu bridge contract. The following circumstances led to the termination of the contract. [2][8] The project commenced in November that year, with the bridge component starting in January 2018 however ASJV suspended works in October 2018 due to violent community protests. The N2WCR project is a … A black-owned construction company, Masakhane Project Managers (Masakhane), is seeing the positive socio-economic effects anticipated from the South African National Roads Agency (SOC) Limited’s (SANRAL… The massive central beam span of 260 meters will also be a record for the African continent among beam bridges and the … The project commenced in November that year, with the bridge component starting in January 2018 howeve… The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has conceded that the abandonment of the R1, 6bn Mtentu bridge project by the Aveng … Aveng Strabag JV (ASJV) had been awarded the contract by the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) in September 2018 but suspended work within a matter of weeks (link opens in new tab) However, the second mega bridge, spanning the Msikaba River, is to be retendered. This … Mtentu Bridge is scheduled to open as the highest bridge ever built in Africa with a deck height of approximately 223 meters. The tender was valued at R1.634 billion, with construction of the bridge scheduled to take approximately 40 months to complete. The guarantee was issued pursuant to a written construction contract, concluded between SANRAL and the ASJV in August 2017, for the construction of the Mtentu River Bridge on the N2WCR. He said Sanral was now itself in the process of issuing a notice of termination of the contract because the contractor had “abandoned the Mtentu Bridge site”. the south african national roads agency soc limited (sanral) invites tenders for the construction of the mtentu river bridge and associated roads on the n2 wild coast toll road. © copyright 2016 I Construction Review Online.. 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[10] In March the North Gauteng High Court ruled that SANRAL could claim damages against ASJV. Projection of the Mtentu River Bridge which forms part of the N2 Wild Coast Road project. FOR THE MTENTU RIVER BRIDGE AND ASSOCIATED ROADS ON THE N2 WILD COAST TOLL ROAD: Procurement Officer: [email protected]: 19 February 2021: SANRAL N.011-020-2015/1: Construction Projects: Eastern Region: KwaZulu-Natal, Free State: FOR UPGRADING OF NATIONAL ROUTE 11 SECTION 2 FROM LADYSMITH SOUTH (km 0.00) TO ELANDSLAAGTE (km 28.00) At a visit in Jama village two weeks ago, the problem of a more than one meter shallower Mtentu river estuary got its explanation. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. To compile a new tender, go through the tender process, adjudicate, award, obtain the necessary labour permits, mobilize and establish on site, is likely to take at least 12 months. The Mtentu Bridge is a multi span box girder bridge, currently under construction, spanning the Mtentu River, near Lundini in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Famous Mtentu River damaged by up-stream sand from Sanral’s N2 mega-bridge project. The contracting joint venture building the 1.1km-long Mtentu Bridge in South Africa has terminated the contract, citing threats of violence as the reason behind its decision. The venture consists of Aveng Grinaker-LTA, a major South African-based construction company and … The N2 Wild Coast Road will extend over a total distance of 410km between the N2 Gonubie Interchange ( near East London in the Eastern Cape) and the Mtamvuna River bridge (Between Mzamba in the Eastern Cape and Port Edward in Kwa-Zulu Natal). Sanral had advertised the re-tender for the construction of the Mtentu river bridge and associated roads on the N2WCR project. The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) has awarded the tender for the 1.1km Mtentu Bridge. The Msikaba bridge is the second mega-bridge announced as part of the improvement to the N2 Wild Coast Toll Road, following a tender for the R1.634 billion Mtentu bridge being awarded in 2017. Sanral believes the complexity of the project will result in a new, extended tender period of at least five months. Also Read: Zambia set US $1.7m to repair Lunzuwa Bridge, As of now Sanral and ASJV are locked in a legal process related to project guarantees. The 1.1 km, R1.65-billion bridge forms part of Sanral’s N2 Wild Coast road project. “We will have to see how the legal process unfolds before we can decide the way forward,” says Kannemeyer. 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SANRAL has awarded the project to the Aveng Strabag Joint Venture (JV). By Amadiba Crisis Committee | Press Release | 14 June 2018. tambo and alfred nzo district municipalities and mbizana and South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) has awarded the tender for the Mtentu Bridge project to the Aveng Strabag Joint Venture (JV). The Aveng Strabag joint venture (ASJV) in February decided to terminate the Mtentu bridge contract, in the Eastern Cape. [11][12], In September 2019 SANRAL applied to National Treasury for permission to renegotiate with the previously pre-qualified, but unsuccessful bidders, to complete the bridge contract. The twin support towers of the bridge will be higher than Carlton Centre, currently Africa’s tallest building. [2][3][4], The total length of the bridge, when completed, will be 1,133 metres (3,717 ft), with a deck height of approximately 223 metres (732 ft) and a central beam span of 260 metres (853 ft), which would make it one of the highest bridges in the world and one of the longest in Africa. The re-tender will close on Friday, February 19, 2021. AN appeal to prevent the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) from claiming guarantees from the joint venture that stopped work on the Mtentu bridge project in 2019 has been dismissed by the Supreme Court of Appeals (SCA). The US$123.8 million contract has been won by Aveng Strabag Joint Venture, which is made up of South Africa-based construction company Aveng Grinaker-LTA and European contractor Strabag. The infrastructure and resources group is in dispute with the SA National Road Agency (Sanral) relating to work on the R1.7bn Mtentu River bridge project in … However Sanral believes that the situation had been stabilized, following a community level intervention, for the contractor to resume work. The cable-stayed bridge design will have as little impact on the precious landscape as possible. Legal issues may extend this period even further. You have entered an incorrect email address! Failing this, the project will be re-tendered, says Sanral southern region manager Mbulelo Peterson. “The legal process will determine the mechanism used to appoint a new contractor for the Mtentu Bridge.”. The Mtentu Bridge forms part of the N2 Wild Coast road (N2WC) project, which aims to improve the travel time between Durban and East London for heavy freight vehicles. T1.1 TENDER NOTICE AND INVITATION TO TENDER (Incorporating SBD1) The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) invites tenders for the construction of the Mtentu River Bridge and associated roads on the N2 Wild Coast Toll Road. [7] The tender was valued at R1.634 billion, with construction of the bridge scheduled to take approximately 40 months to complete. this project is in the province of the eastern cape in the o.r. Failing this, the project will be re-tendered, says Sanral southern region manager Mbulelo Peterson. In 2019 both SANRAL and ASJV purported to terminate the contract. [9] In January 2019 SANRAL advised that it had resolved the issues with the local community, petitioners and other stakeholders and the project could resume. The Mtentu Bridge and the Msikaba Bridge, both designed by Dissing+Weitling, is part of the N2 Wild Coast Toll Road project on the east coast of South Africa. Considering the height of the towers, as well as the fact that the bridge crosses a gorge, dealing with high winds may prove particularly challenging. [5][6], In August 2017 the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) awarded the tender for the bridge's construction to the Aveng Strabag Joint Venture (ASJV), which comprises Aveng, a South African-based construction company, and Strabag, an Austrian construction company. The Towers of the bridge are approximated between 55 and 60 storeys high, with construction teams then building the bridge deck from these towers. Notify me by email when the comment gets approved. South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) through the organization’s engineering executive Louw Kannemeyer said that Mtentu bridge whose construction came to a standstill in early February will resume on an unknown date. The Mtentu Bridge is set to knock the Bloukrans Bridge off the pedestal of being the highest bridge in South Africa and one of the highest in the world. Image SANRAL The Mtentu Bridge, once completed, will open as the highest bridge … The Aveng Strabag joint venture (ASJV), which clinched the contract in 2017 and was to deliver it in May 2021, terminated the US $115.5m bridge contract located in the Eastern Cape claiming that it had been unable to work on the project site since October last year due to continued violent protests related to job and contract demands made against Sanral by locals. “When Sanral reneged from its job undertakings required in the record of decision, the building of the Mtentu bridge was blocked by the Jama village in October 2018,” Mbuthuma said. South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) through the organization’s engineering executive Louw Kannemeyer said that Mtentu bridge whose construction came to a standstill in early February will resume on an unknown date. eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'constructionreviewonline_com-box-4','ezslot_2',117,'0','0']));Kannemeyer believes that other international firms will be willing to travel to the Wild Coast to build the structure although he also acknowledges that building the Mtentu Bridge is not an easy task. 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