Engineering News - Grindrod, Northwest Rail Company team up on Zambian rail prospect

Freight and logistics service provider Grindrod has secured the opportunity to work with Northwest Rail Company (NWR) to build, operate and maintain a new 590 km Cape gauge railway from Chingola, in the heart of the old Zambian Copperbelt, to the Angolan border.

The exclusive rights to do this were granted to NWR, a Zambian company, by the Zambia government in July 2006.

The agreement signed in February will enable the parties to conclude a bankable feasibility study, which is already under way, for the project.

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