The IDC (35% shareholder) has partnered with Beijing Automotive Industry Group (BAIC) (65% shareholder) to establish BAIC Automobile SA (BAICSA), an automobile assembly facility on 55 hectares of land inside Coega IDZ (CDC) situated in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan.
Beijing Industrial Design and Researching Institute (BIDR) has been contracted for the design, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the Project at cost of approximately R2bn of which about R900m will be invested in civil works and buildings. BIDR will appoint three principal contractors who in turn will appoint sub-sub-contractors to perform the work.
The project is divided into three main packages being “Civil Works”, “Plant and Equipment” and “Design and Technical Services”. Civil Works has been divided into three smaller work packages viz: (i) Paint Shop, (ii) Body shop and (iii) external site works. The South African-registered subsidiary of China State Construction Engineering Corporation has been appointed as the principal contractor to manage the execution of the Paint Shop. Principal contractors are still to be appointed for packages (ii) and (iii) who will also appoint various sub-contractors.
IRCA Coastal ESC (Eastern & Southern Cape) have pleasure in advising we have signed an ongoing agreement with China State Construction Engineering Corporation to train all of the relevant contractors on site in all aspects of Health and Safety for this project. We are all very excited to begin the undertaking and are now awaiting for the project to get off the ground.