In September 2012, Millenium Challenge Account Senegal, awarded SGS a comprehensive supervision services contract for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of road works to improve the Route Nationale 2 (RN2) in Senegal.
The twenty-six month project is funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Established by the United States Congress in 2004, the Millennium Challenge Corporation is an independent U.S. foreign aid agency leading the fight against global poverty. MCC and the government of Senegal have formed an alliance to financially support the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) Senegal in its efforts to reduce poverty in the Republic of Senegal through infrastructure investment and economic growth.
In Senegal, the MCC strategy is structured around the integrated developmental programs of regional centers in both the country's northern and southern zones emphasizing integration of the northern trade route and the West African Ring Road.
For this particular project, MCC funding was appropriated for the renovation of 120 kilometers of 8 to 11 meter wide RN2 road between Richard Toll and Ndioum as well as the construction of a 160 meters long bridge and two slip roads of 750 and 550 meters in Ndioum.
The SGS Senegal Project
SGS was selected to provide comprehensive construction supervision services for the Senegalese road works project due to extensive SGS experience and competence in the construction sector and projects of this kind. SGS experts have been charged with the supervision of engineering, procurement and construction to ensure the road project is completed within the budget and in accordance with national and international regulations and standards.
SGS sent a team of a project director, project manager, one topographical engineer, a geotechnical engineer, two structural engineers, a road engineer, a quality expert, an environmentalist, two health and safety experts, five technicians and support and administrative staff to deliver services for the Senegal project.
Prior to the start of construction, SGS specialists reviewed design and evaluated the contractor. Then, SGS supervisors began the overall coordination of construction, monitoring quality assurance and quality control of the works according to ISO norms, approving documents, verifying lab testing, controlling quantities and cost and minding schedules.
Still in the construction phase of the road works project, SGS health, safety and environment (HSE) experts are coordinating measures, implementing the integrated environmental and social action plans, analyzing impacts, enforcing rules to contain project-related negative impacts and ensuring compliance with environmental and social clauses. Experienced SGS staff is monitoring the financial and administrative aspects of the project. Furthermore, SGS is providing its Senegalese partners with monthly reports on the construction implementation progress as well as all health, safety and environmental measures and social actions taken. Upon project completion, experienced SGS personnel will supervise commissioning and oversee final acceptance of the works.
About SGS Construction Supervision
SGS provides professional construction supervision specifically tailored to safeguard the successful completion of each project. Skilled SGS personnel effectively oversee and control every aspect of construction work.
Whatever the project size, wherever the project is located, SGS provides extensive experience and comprehensive service. That's why SGS is the first choice for public institutions, private investors, real estate owners and insurance and construction companies across the globe.
SGS is especially proud to assist in this distinguished project making a difference in Senegal.
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SGS Industrial Services
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