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First contract in the Ivory Coast

This is an opportunity for the Fayat Group to strengthen its presence on the African continent.

By creating a subsidiary in Angola in 2010, abranch in Mozambique and by winning the contract for the Route Nationale 1 project in the Ivory Coast, the company Razel-Bec has gained a foothold in southern Africa. Today, development on the export market has been strengthened by a new contract obtained in this African country.

In this country which, for a long time, was Western Africa’seconomic driving force, major projects have been planned in different fields: roads, structures, civil engineering, etc. This is an opportunity for Razel-Bec to assert its presence on the African continent and to deploy its multi-trade expertise in the Ivory Coast in the framework of the major invitations to tender to come.


“Procedures for creating an agency began in March 2012 after several months of commercial prospection, as soon as we started responding to invitations to tender”,

explains Laurent Chauvel, Deputy Managing Director of Razel-Bec.


1,100 kilometresof roads to be urgently renovated

“The Ministry of Economic Infrastructures has now asked us to renovate 1,100 km of paved roads, which are some of the main traffic routes in the Ivory Coast and require urgent repairs”, states François Farges, the Area Manager.

The works involve the occasional reconstitution of pavement structures (laterite treated with cement and asphalt) in the most damaged areas. The difficulty with these works is to deploy the massive human and material resources required to meet the deadline in a very short time (start of works in July for a period of six months) and over a considerable length (1,100 km). Therefore, teams will need to be formed, repair techniques confirmed, an asphalt plant installed and relationships developed with new partners, etc.

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