S-GE Event

Matchmaking event: Kano-Maradi & Kano-Dutse railway line, Nigeria

SERV and Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) invite you in collaboration with Swissmem and Swissrail to attend the event dedicated to the Kano-Maradi & Kano-Dutse railway line project in Nigeria, which is taking place on 26th September 2019.

The event shows the tremendous potential of the project and will provide rewarding insights, inputs and contacts to join the project.


This project involves the construction of a standard gauge railway line with an alignment of about 387km from Kano to Maradi and a branch line from Kano to Dutse. The 284 km Kano-Maradi railway line will connect three federal states in Northern Nigeria, namely Kano, Jigawa and Katsina, and the Republic of Niger (Maradi), while the 93 km branch line will connect the capital of Jigawa’s State (Dutse) to Kano. This project starts in 2019 and will last about three to four years. After a selection of Swiss suppliers by the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor Mota Engil this project will be submitted to SERV and a financing arranged by the German KFW IPEX bank via a buyer credit. 

The call for Swiss companies in the MEM sector

There are many opportunities for Swiss companies in the following areas: earth works, track works, signaling and communication works, depot, stations, rolling stock facilities, etc

Reasons you should participate at this event
The projected new railway line will impact a population of approximately 8.8 million people with many positive social and economic effects, including encouraging economic development through ease of access to goods and services, facilitate transport of raw materials and manufactured goods, and creation of employment for a wide range of people.

Participants will learn what the project is about and how a Swiss SME must proceed to apply. You can meet all important partners, who are involved in this project.

Do not miss this event on September 26, 2019 to find out more about this opportunity.

The presentation of the project will be followed by one to one meetings. Would you like to discuss your participation or interest to supply for this project with the experts of Mota Engil and Switzerland Global Enterprise? If so, please indicate your interest in an individual free consultation by registering. Our team will get in touch with you.

Travel information: from "Bahnhof Oerlikon" use  Tram 11 or the busses number 61, 62 or 94 till station Zurich, Messe/Hallenstadion. By foot the cenference center is 700 meters from Bahnhof Oerlikon located.


Target audience Companies in the following sectors: earth works, track works, signaling and communication works, depot, stations, rolling stock facilities, etc
Organizer SERV and Switzerland Global Enterprise in collaboration with Swissmem and Swissrail
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Cost of participating Free of charge, a non-disclosure agreement needs to be signed before participation.


ǀ Check-in ǀ Introduction SERV

Dominique Aubert, Vice President, Acquisition & Rep. Lausanne office, SERV

ǀ Introduction (Mota Engil, KfW IPEX and Africa Finance Corporation) including executive project summery

Roberto Vidal Ferreira, Head of Business development Mota Engil Africa
Sylvia Sedlacek, Director Mobility & Transport, KfW IPEX Bank GmbH, Frankfurt
Mohammed Abdul-Razaq , Associate Vice President, Financial Advisory, Africa Finance Corporation, Lagos, Nigeria

ǀ Project presentation covering the following main topics (Mota Engil, KfW IPEX, Africa Finance Corporation)
  • Country overview Nigeria
  • The rail sector in Nigeria
  • History and current status of the Kano Maradi & Kano Dutse Rail Line Project
  • Project description
  • Overview of equipment needed
  • Environmental & Social aspects
  • Security aspects
  • Q & A
ǀ Financing Structure including statements why this project would be bankable (KfW IPEX Bank and Africa Financing Corporation) ǀ S-GE business support in Nigeria

Sylvain Jaccard, Head of S-GE Western Switzerland

ǀ Lunch ǀ 1:1 Meetings


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