Selected Projects from the gauff.com Enterprises
Rehabilitation of the Berbera – Tog Wajaale Road (Addis Ababa-Berbera Corridor) — Northern part of Somaliland, from port of Djibouti to the border with Ethiopia
Technical and economic feasibility studies followed by preliminary and detailed engineering designs for the rehabilitation of the Berbera – Tog Wajaale Road (Addis Ababa-Berbera Corridor).
The project road runs from the Ethiopian/Somaliland border at Tog Wajaale via the capital Hargeisa to the port of Berbera at the Gulf of Aden.
The route is part of the Addis Ababa – Berbera Corridor, an alternative route for the Djibouti Corridor. Once rehabilitated, the road can carry a high percentage of international cargo traffic in transit to Ethiopia, Kenya and further hinterlands.
The Government of Malawi has received a loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) towards the cost of the Multi-National Nacala Road Corridor, proceeds of which shall partly be used to finance the construction of the Lilongwe West By-Pass (13 Km).
The construction of the 13 km long Lilongwe West Bypass Road will contribute in achieving the Government’s programme of developing the road sector in the country by raising the standards of the national road network and connecting Malawi with neighbouring countries.
Furthermore, the construction of the Bypass will divert through traffic from the Central Business District (CBD) of Lilongwe and therefore reduce travel time, vehicle operation costs and other exogenous costs for road users. Transportation of people and goods will also become more efficient.
Consultancy services for techno studies, detailed engineering designs and preparation of tender documents for the rehabilitation of the road between Serenje and Mpika (238 km).
Road T002 is one of the six (6) international trunk routes connecting Zambia with its neighbouring countries of Tanzania and Zimbabwe. It thus forms an important component of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) ‘North-South Corridor’ and the COMESA ‘Dar TAZARA Corridor’. The route attracts trade and the transportation of international cargo and bulk commodities between the countries of Tanzania, DR Congo, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Feasibility study, detailed engineering design, tender assistance and project management for capacity improvement projects: lot A Kibuye-Busega-Mpigi (32 kms).
The project road radiates from the southern entry/exit of Kampala starting from Kibuye Roundabout in Kampala and runs in a south-westerly direction for 34 km, terminating at Mpigi.
The route is part of the Northern Corridor which is the main route to south western part of Uganda and carries a high percentage of international cargo traffic in transit to Eastern Congo, Rwanda and Burundi.
Local and peri-urban traffic is also served by the route and a number of trading centers are connected, including; Natete, Kyengera, Nabingo, Kitemu, Nsangi, Nakirebe, Katende and Mpigi.
Time2010 - 2012
ClientUganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Detailed Engineering Design, Tender Documents, Detailed ESIAs and ESMPs for Water Supply, Sanitation and Drainage Project — Zambia
MCC and the Gov. of Zambia signed a Compact with the purpose of enabling access to clean and safe water supply and providing adequate wastewater networks services as well as improved drainage systems for the residents of Lusaka.
The Water Supply and Sanitation Project deals with the rehabilitation of Iolanda WTP and transmission mains, expansion of the primary network grid, NRW reduction program in selected areas, expansion of secondary distribution networks, rehabilitation of Chelston sewer pumping station, sewer expansion of Mtendere, Kuanda Square interceptor upgrading and ponds rehabilitation and expansion.
The drainage project deals with the Bombay main drain, the Bombay Drain Segments 2, 4 and 5, Lumumba Drain North and South, ZESCO Drain and one trash trap located at the end of the catchment area of Bombay/Lumumba Drain.
The economic and humanitarian crisis in 2008 that included widespread cholera outbreaks prompted the Zimbabwean Government and the donors to begin dialogue on the modalities of financing relief and remedial efforts. The African Development Bank was asked by a group of donors, with the consent of the Zimbabwean Government, to establish and administer a ‘basket’ fund – the Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund (the “Zim-Fund”). The main purpose for the Zim-Fund is to mobilise and administer donor resources needed for the economic recovery and development efforts in Zimbabwe. Part of the resources mobilised by the Zim-Fund have been applied towards the Urgent Water Supply and Sanitation Rehabilitation Project (UWSSRP) whose main scope is the urgent rehabilitation of water supply and sanitation systems in six urban centres, namely Harare, Chitungwiza, Mutare, Masvingo, Kwekwe and Chegutu with a combined population of approximately 4.15 million. Under the UWSSRP, the Zim-Fund also finances consultancy services for the development of Medium to Long Term Water Supply and Sanitation Investment Plans. The Investment Plans are intended to provide useful guides to the Municipalities and the Zim-Fund on the financing requirements and the phasing of future water supply and sanitation investments in the target towns.
Emergency Measures Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Systems in Erbil, Dohuk and Sulaimaniya — Iraq
In 2004 the Consultant concluded a Consulting Contract with KfW on provision of services for the Water Supply Emergency Measures Programme for Erbil, Dohuk and Sulaimaniya. The envisaged measures of the emergency programme were focused on the improvement of water supply services through repair and training measures for ensuring an enhanced day to day operation of the existing distribution network facilities in the three cities, including the procurement of sewer cleaning trucks for allowing a regular and effective cleaning of frequently blocked sewer lines. Due to the uncertain political and security situation in the region the project activities were stopped in the second quarter of 2004.
In 2010 and upon request from KfW, gauff.com submitted a revised technical and financial bid for the continuation of a revised project program comprising the initial EUR 3 Mil. In 2012, the revised project program was extended by the services as described under Addendum No.4 comprising additional funds of EUR 250 K.
The following performance indicators were meant to be achieved by gauff.com in the course of executing the project program:
- Institutional Management Support for the three local branch water utilities in Erbil, Dohuk, and Sulaimaniya
- Procurement of special quality equipment
- NRW Action Plan including District Metering
- Private Sector Participation
Second National Water Supply and Sanitation Program (Water Supply and Wastewater Management Investments in 8 Rayons) — Azerbaijan
The Program aims to improve water supply and sanitation services in 16 regions (rayons) across Azerbaijan and is co-financed by the Government of Azerbaijan and the World Bank. Implementing Agency for implementation and controlling of the project is the State Amelioration and Water Management Company (SAWMC).
Due to the high increase of the total investment volume finally comprising approx. 500 million EUR, the Gov’t of Azerbaijan decided to transfer 8 rayons to the state organization Azersu JSC for implementation. As as result, the number of rayons including urban centers and associated villages has been decreased to 8 rayons with an investment volume of approx. 250 million EUR in total. Main goal is improved availability of services (24/7) and improved quality of water supply and wastewater management services in 8 rayons for approx. 260.000 inhabitants. All project investment measures have to comply with the latest standards of the European Union. All electro-mechanical devices to be installed under the program have to comply with the latest standards of energy efficiency.
Investment measures comprise 2 water treatment plants (Qtot = 23.200 m³/d); 43 drinking water storage tanks; 22 booster pumping stations; 11 water distribution networks + 85 km transmission mains; 11 wastewater collection networks with 12 sewerage booster pumping stations and 8 wastewater treatment plants with mechanical and biological treatment stages, nutrient removal and sludge treatment.
Irrigation and Water Supply Scheme Conveyor 800 for the Hydro Agricultural Development of South Lebanon — Lebanon
The Hydro Agricultural Development of South Lebanon is a sector program for implementation of the large scale Conveyor 800 irrigation and water supply scheme. Conveyor 800 consists of transportation mains conveying water from the existing Markaba tunnel downstream of the Qaraoun reservoir to Chaqra. The project comprises tunnels (2.6m diameter), the main conveyor ND 300 – 2000, canals and secondary conveyors branching off from the main to irrigate a total area of 14,700 ha. In addition, 76 towns and villages within the irrigation peripheral in southern Lebanon are supplied with potable water for domestic use.
In 2003 a consortium consisting of Lahmeyer Int’l, Gauff, and Dar Al Handasah was commissioned to provide the consultancy services. First stage of the consulting services was finalized in 2008. After a long break due to political inflictions in 2012 the project was resumed and construction under stage V was started. According to the progress of works by the end of 2012 it is expected that the project implementation measures can be finalized in mid-2017.
Key Data Irrigation and Water Supply Scheme Conveyor 800, Lebanon:
- Irrigation Area: 14,700 ha
- Total length of main (secondary) conveyor: 56 km (69km)
- Total length of open channels: 13 km
- Total length of water tunnels: 6 km
- Capacity of water reservoirs: 75,100 m³ (total of 12 reservoirs)
- Capacity 7 pump stations: 70 – 550 l/s
- capacity of the conveyor system: 8,689 l/s
- Construction cost: USD 140 million
Water and Sewerage Programme in Medium-Sized Municipalities in Serbia, Programme III – Wastewater — Serbia
Program III is focusing on improvement of the quality of receiving waters and living conditions of residents of medium-sized municipalities in Serbia by means of rehabilitation and new construction of wastewater management and treatment facilities. Participants in program III are the municipalities of Kruševac, Užice and Vranje. The necessary investments have been estimated to be approx. EUR 55.0 million.
For fulfillment of the program objectives a variety of performance indicators will be evaluated comprising legal stipulations concerning urban wastewater treatment or application of typical indicators such as connection rate, cost coverage, etc. which have been typically benchmarked by evaluation of comparable water utilities.
The investment measures under the MSM-III program comprise Component 1 (sewerage networks) and Component 2 (WWTPs):
- Rehabilitation of existing sewerage network sections in the service areas (L = 14 km) with 2 pumping stations
- Extension of new sewerage network sections in the service areas and construction of new collectors to WWTPs (L = 70 km) including 6 new pumping stations
- Rehabilitation of storm water drainage systems in Kruševac, Vranje, and Užice (rehabilitation of storm water lines, separation of storm water and sewer lines, construction of overflows and retention basins)
- Construction of 3 new wastewater treatment plants (~ 90,000 PE) with mechanical and biological treatment stages aiming at full carbon and nutrient removal, and sludge treatment by means of anaerobic digestion and recovery of energy through a co-generation plant
- Construction of sewerage collection infrastructure in selected surrounding settlements
Project management, contract assistance, assistance during contract negotiations.
The Budapest Airport extends its Terminal 2 for the Ferihegy International Airport.
Extension of Water Supply and Sewerage Network and Construction of a new Wastewater Treatment Plant in Sivas — Türkey
The water distribution network of the Turkish Provincial Capital Sivas showed urgent needs for rehabilitation and extension. Frequent flooding of the streets occurred due to missing separation between waste and stormwater parts of the existing sewage and stormwater system. Generated wastewater was discharged to the receiving river without any treatment. The Municipality of Sivas decided to launch an ambitious infrastructure investment program aiming at ensuring sustainable drinking water supply and sewage disposal.
For fulfillment of the project objectives a number of performance indicators was defined comprising legal stipulations concerning urban wastewater treatment or application of typical indicators such as connection rate, cost coverage, etc. which have been typically benchmarked by evaluation of comparable water utilities.
The investment program under the Sivas WSS project comprised the following measures (lots):
- Lot 1: Water supply improvement measures
- Lot 2: Rehabilitation of sewerage and stormwater drainage systems
- Lot 3: Construction of the main wastewater conveyor and a new WWTP (405,000 P.E.)
In order to improve the parking area situation at rest stops and service stations, and off-motorway service areas, pre-gate parkingor slot-management improvement for trucks was developed using telematics-controlled truck parking (truck parking in columns). By the computerized-controlled arranging of the trucks according to their departure times, the existing area was optimally used with the result that 70 – 100 % more parking space was achieved. The fully automatic operation of the system was successfully tested and approved at the Montabaur service station and rest stop by the Frauenhofer Institute in summer 2013.
Since 2009 gauff.com has been working on the Rural Infrastructure Programme (RIP) I – IV in Cambodia providing consulting services for project preparatory studies, detailed design, and construction supervision as well as training measures for rural roads rehabilitation and maintenance projects.
The RIP aims at improving year-round access to markets, schools, health centres and public services in rural Cambodia and thereby creating important preconditions for pro-poor growth and sustainability. The programme has been active in several Cambodian provinces promoting a more sustainable approach to managing the rural road network. It specifically provides financial support to the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) in rehabilitating and upgrading selected strategic rural roads, as well as assisting in developing sustainable maintenance systems. All roads and other infrastructures shall be built in a climate resilient way. The programme also includes improvement of key district market centers. The overall goal is the improvement of socio-economic rural living conditions, especially of poor women in the designated project provinces.
The Programme’s overall objective is to contribute to the promotion of the peace process in Afghanistan and of pro poor growth in Northern Afghanistan. The main objectives deriving from this are to rehabilitate important economic infrastructure in the region and to create job opportunities for local population in the implementation works. Selected economic infrastructure is meant to be transport infrastructure in national to highway standard, regional or urban road network(s), infrastructure on urban/village level related to commercial zones/market areas and other small scale infrastructure in cities and villages serving the needs on the lower end range of public or semi-public infrastructure. It is expected that the improved infrastructure increases accessibility, lowers transport and other costs, reduces travel times, and provides more efficient and reliable usage of basic infrastructure for enterprises and population likewise.
These projects and measures are
- Construction of a new Bridge over Kunduz River and Rehabilitation / Upgrading of Adjacent 6.5 km road Sections to Highway Standard – FIDIC
- The first 7.8 km of the Kholm-Kunduz road westwards/ Rehabilitation and upgrading to Highway standard – FIDIC
- The first 7 km of the Kholm-Kunduz road eastwards, Balkh Province
- Improvement of up to 5 km of city roads in Feyzabad, Badakshan Province
- Improvements to the Farkhar – Warsaj road up to 51 km in Takhar province. Rehabilitation and/or upgrade of the first 25 km of road including the connections to villages, where needed
- Fund for small scale infrastructure in communities along the above projects
The East African Community (EAC) is the community of the states of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. In the framework of co-operation in the political, economic and social sectors it was agreed that the new headquarters shall be built in Arusha. On an area of 10 hectares, an ultra-modern headquarters is being developed which will be handed over fully equipped and ready-for-use. Inspection and preparation of the building plans and work schedules, preparation of tender documents for construction and procurement, proposal evaluations, contract negotiations and construction supervision as well as the complete project management. Construction costs: 14 million Euros.
The rehabilitation and expansion of the road from Wright to Guiuan is of important significance for the development of Samar Island.
The design of the road includes the application of advanced environmental and social criteria as well as increased requirements in terms of road safety, maintenance, profitability and climate change. The application of recycling technologies is planned in order to reach a cost effective and resource-efficient project realization.
The road will permanently improve the access of the rural population to markets, educational institutions and medical facilities and become a backbone for the development of tourism in the region.
The Zanzibar International Airport is located 7 km south of Zanzibar Town. The airport is an important link to the island and its continuing operational efficiency provides a vital contribution to the current and future economy of Zanzibar. The Zanzibar airport runway has recently been fully rehabilitated and extended to enable larger aircrafts to operate directly to Zanzibar. Construction of New Passenger Terminal is in progress. For ensured smooth and efficient handling, maximizing efficiency and ensuring safety the existing degraded taxiways and apron should be fully rehabilitated, widened and extended in accordance with ICAO requirements. The following activities form part of this project:
(a) An Extension to the Existing Apron (additional area approx. 48,237 sqm); (b) Rehabilitation of the Existing Apron (approx. area 21,323 sqm); (c) Provision of a New Link Taxiway; (d) Rehabilitation and Widening of Taxiway A; (e) Rehabilitation and Widening of Taxiway B; (f) Reconstruction of Taxiway C; (g) An Extension to Taxiway C; (h) Emergency Repairs to the existing airport pavements (i) Implementation of mitigation and protection procedures on environmental issues.
The works include partial removal of existing surfacing, replacing and new construction with Marshall Asphalt wearing course and base-course with Hydrocarbon resisting sealing coat, bitumen bound base and granular material sub-base including earthworks, surface water drainage system, electrical and power supplies, aeronautical ground lighting and associated civil works, markings and other miscellaneous works.
The Democratic Republic of Congo and Germany have agreed on supporting the rehabilitation of the water supply installations in regional centres. Phase 1 of the project comprises the five centers Gandajika, Kabinda, Lodja, Mwene Ditu (East Kasai) and Mweka (West Kasai).
The programme aims at improving the technical and economic efficiency of the water supply installations and consequently at reducing the health risks linked to the use of bad water quality.
(1) Second National Urban Water Sector Reform Project – Supervision of Obudu Dam Rehabilitation Works:
The scope of works covers the Engineering Supervision of the Rehabilitation of Obudu Dam. Essentially, the scope of services is to control and supervise the construction of the spillway structure and rehabilitation of other dam facilities comprising civil works and mechanical works. The civil rehabilitation works include the construction of spillway structures, approach channel, overflow weir, spillway chute, stilling basin, deflection structure, draw-off arrangements, and crest re-profiling. In addition to temporary works which include the construction of a coffer dam. Mechanical works cover the modifications to the intake and downstream discharge chamber. Miscellaneous works comprise the construction of surface erosion control drainage, provision of a metrological station / work boat and improvements to offices / workshops.
(2) Supervision of the Rehabilitation and Extension of the Water Production and Distribution System for Obudu: The proposed water supply scheme is designed to supply drinking water to Obudu town and the surrounding communities with an estimated total population of about 108,000 of which about 90,000 are in Obudu / Atekpe urban areas and about 20,000 in the surrounding towns. The scheme will be developed in two stages to supply 3,000 m3/day, in Stage I – for the year 2015, increasing to 6,552 m3/day, in the year 2025. The water supply scheme will be based on raw water abstracted from the existing impoundment on Abeb River (by means of the existing Obudu Dam). Raw water from the dam will be pumped by a Low Lift Pumping Station (LLPS) to the treatment plant, situated at the dam’s site. The treated water will be distributed to the communities by a high lift pumping station (HLPS), rising and gravity mains, elevated water tanks and distribution pipes.
The main objective of the project strategy is to obtain quality and security of the water supply. Mainly the women are affected by the bad supply situation and the frequency of breakdown of the pumps which forces them to return to the use of polluted water with its negative effects for the health of their families. The project aims at the installation of high quality pumps which are well adapted to the hydrogeological situation and guarantee quick reparation if necessary. In this context it is intended to improve the competence of the village to maintain the pumps and sustainably operate the systems. The project consists of two phases:
Phase 1 :
- Implementation of 220 human-operated pumps
- Rehabilitation of 20 wells
- Sanitary education
- Technical Assistance
- Implementation of 75 human-operated pumps
- Rehabilitation of 45 wells
- Sanitary education
- Technical Assistance
Serengeti Ecosystem Development and Conservation Project Integrated Protected Area and Rural Infrastructure Development and Financial Management — Tanzania
In 2012, the German Government committed to a new programme ‘Sustainable Natural Resource Management and Biodiversity Conservation’ to support the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in the Selous and Serengeti Ecosystems, thereby contributing to rural development and ensuring that globally significant ecosystems remain intact. The target group of the programme is the predominantly poor rural population living in the vicinity of the protected areas of Serengeti National Park (SNP) and Selous Game Reserve (SGR).
The ‘Serengeti Ecosystem Development and Conservation Project’, as part of the above programme and module of the Financial Cooperation, addresses the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable management and utilization of natural resources in the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem, including Ngorongoro and Serengeti Districts, as well as the improvement of the livelihood of the underprivileged communities living in the area. The project objective is defined as: ‘Adequate utilization of the social and economic infrastructure provided as well as sustainable management and conservation of natural resources in Serengeti National Park and adjacent Serengeti and Ngorongoro Districts’.
The main objective of Project Management is to guide, assist, and advice the contractor on all matters that are related to planning, construction, commissioning and provisional acceptance of the works as well as recording any defects during the liability period.
Provision of consultancy services in connection with Engineering Design and Construction Supervision of Infrastructure Works at the Mombasa Port.
The services include Berths Upgrade Works (Rehabilitation works, strengthening, deepening and straightening works) and Port Layout Improvement Works including railway access and interchange improvement works; road access and interchange improvement works yard layout works.
The railway services in the east African region are inefficient and unreliable. At present, more 90 % of the freight handled at the sea port of Mombasa is transported by road.
The aim of the project is to optimise transportation within the east African region by implementing a harmonised railway system to the standard Gauge. The Kampala- Kigali railway encompasses two lots.
a) Lot 1 is Kampla – Mirama Hills with spurs to Kasese/Mpondwe and Muko with an estimated length of 904 km
b) Lot 2 is Mirama Hill- Kigali, with an estimated length of 200 km