Five steel bridges in Conakry, Guinea, improve mobility and quality of life

Ballast Nedam International Projects will design and build five bridges in Conakry, the busy capital of Guinea. Ballast Nedam will also construct 12 kilometres of access roads within this project.

The Five Bridges project in Guinea improves access to the city's districts, increases economic opportunities for the inhabitants and provides quicker access routes to hospitals and other facilities. The steel bridges relieve traffic congestion on the highways and make it much safer to travel from A to B.


764 metres total bridge length

The bridges are build-up out of steel trusses with a length of 48 metres and will have two lanes of traffic. The Kassonyah (96 metres long), Koroty and Demoudoulla (144 metres long) and Kissosso and Kakimbo (192 metres long) bridges will get a pedestrian path on both sides to ensure the safety of pedestrians.

Working together

“The project is a good example of combining Dutch sources to make a development project work”, says Erik Beekmans, Director Export & Project Finance at Ballast Nedam International Projects. “The comprehensive collaboration between the contractor and the funding entities Invest International Public Programs (grant) and the commercial loan from Invest International Capital based on the Cover of Atradius Dutch State Business resulted in a sustainable solution across the whole line for the client. As they benefit from European standards not only on technically but moreover on Environmental and Social construction working methods."

"This in combination with a very attractive lending scheme due to the granting element and the long tenor of the loan makes it a very good investment into the Guinean Infrastructure (SDG goal 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure). We are confident we can make this partnership work for future African projects as well.”

We are confident we can make this partnership work for future African projects as well.
Erik Beekmans Director Export & Project Finance Ballast Nedam International Projects
In addition to our partnerships with Dijkstaal International and Invest International, Ballast Nedam International Projects is working closely with the governments of the Netherlands and Guinea. This way, we ensure that care for the environment and the quality of life are paramount. With environmental and social plans, we ensure that the impact of the construction work is as small as possible. This is continuously evaluated by an independent consultant. Moreover, Ballast Nedam International Projects is involving the local population in this project so that they can also contribute to this improvement in Conakry.
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