Sundance Resources confirmed that its subsidiary Congo Iron SA and Mota‐Engil Africa have signed the Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the 52-km section of the Nabeba‐Mbalam railway line to be built in the Republic of Congo, which will connect the Nabeba mine to the Cameroon railway.

As announced on June 5, international engineering and construction company Mota‐Engil Africa has been appointed as the contractor to build the $3.5 billion port and rail infrastructure for the Mbalam‐Nabeba iron-ore project, which straddles the border between Cameroon and Congo‐Brazzaville.

The signing of both contracts for Cameroon and Congo formalizes the appointment of Mota‐Engil Africa as the EPC contractor to undertake the work for both the port and rail infrastructure. The rail component of the contract encompasses the entire 580 km of railway to be built in both Congo and Cameroon.