Company will provide full training of Zambian engineers, technicians and contractors for on-site installations
PARSIPPANY, N.J. - Friday, August 7th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Acrow Bridge, a leading international bridge engineering and supply company, today announced that it anticipates beginning work in late 2015 on a 144-bridge infrastructure project in partnership with the Road Development Agency of the Republic of Zambia. The work will be carried out exclusively by Zambian engineers, technicians and contractors, who will be trained in the field by Acrow on the assembly and installation of the bridges.
Headquartered just outside New York City, Acrow Bridge specializes in the design, manufacture and supply of prefabricated modular steel bridges. A world leader in the industry for over 60 years, Acrow has provided bridging solutions to over 80 countries across the globe, including more than 20 in Africa.
“Bridging is an important infrastructure asset in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly for the support and development of agriculture as well as the integration of often remote rural communities into the broader domestic and regional economy,” said Paul Sullivan, Acrow’s Vice President of International Business Development. “This important project demonstrates Acrow's decades-long commitment to providing high-quality bridge infrastructure solutions in Africa, with a special focus on local skills capacity building.”
Bill Killeen, President and CEO of Acrow Bridge, added, “Our partnership with the Zambian Government will provide the country’s citizens and businesses with strong and durable bridges, made of American steel and manufactured in the United States to the finest international quality standards. Also, Acrow Bridges are designed to be environmentally sensitive through the manufacturing processes and through the service life of 75 years or more by not needing to be refinished during that time.”
The Export-Import Bank of the United States is financing the Acrow Bridge development program via loan guarantees to the Road Development Agency of the Republic of Zambia.
About Acrow Bridge
Acrow Bridge has been serving the transportation and construction industries for more than 60 years with a full line of modular steel bridging solutions for vehicle, rail, vessel, military and pedestrian use. Acrow’s extensive international presence includes its leadership in the development and implementation of bridge infrastructure projects in over 80 countries, covering Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, please visit www.acrow.com.
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