Engineering multinational SMEC on 2nd June 2021 said that it had been appointed as infrastructure consultant for the 2nd phase of Tatu Industrial Park, which is a part of the 5000 acre special economic zone Tatu City outside Nairobi, in Kenya.
SMEC will oversee the design, tender processing and construction of infrastructure. The scope of infrastructure works includes roads, street lighting, storm drainage, water distribution pipelines and wastewater reticulation, electrical networks and information and communications technology.
Work on the multimillion shilling contract has started and is expected to be completed by the end of May 2022.
Tatu Industrial Park Phase 1 is 90 per cent sold.
In Tatu Industrial Park Phase 2, Kenya Wine Agencies, majority owned by Distell of South Africa, broke ground in February on a state-of-the-art KSh 4 billion production and distribution facility.
Tatu Industrial Park is a fastest growing new industrial zone in Kenya and East Africa, and hosts more than 60 local, regional and multinational businesses.
“Following a highly competitive selection process, we appointed SMEC due to its expertise and commitment to excellent service delivery across small and megaprojects worldwide.
“Our partnership with SMEC underpins our commitment to expand Tatu City’s international standard infrastructure to the 2nd phase of Tatu Industrial Park,” said Samuel Gathukia, Tatu City project manager.
SMEC has worked extensively in Kenya on projects that include the Kenya Power Transmission System Improvement Project and Dandora Sewage Treatment, the company said.
“We are excited to start work at Tatu Industrial Park Phase 2 and to be part of a new city development that has catalysed more than USD 1 billion of investment in Kenya in the last 4 years alone,” said Dave Duke SMEC Social & Urban Development Africa General Manager.