Resolve Capacity has won a USAID Mozambique tender to design and build a regional pharmaceutical warehouse in Nampula, Mozambique, with a budget of $7.6 million.
Started in August 2015, and over a period of 18 months, Resolve Capacity will design and build the warehouse and surrounding facilities, which comprise a total area of 6 141 m², of which the warehouse and administration area is 3 212 m².
Partnering with the professional services team from Pasqa, Resolve Capacity will also use a local Mozambican company as the main contractor for the project.
“This warehouse will enhance the pharmaceutical distribution network in Mozambique, as well as storage capacity for the distribution of quality medicines,” explains Arno Haigh, Managing Executive at Resolve Capacity. Pallet storage capacity has been maximised through utilising roof voids and cross aisles, and means an impressive storage capacity of over 6 000 pallets in the warehouse.
“Using a local main contractor is part of our effort to keep as much of the funds in-country as possible,” says Haigh. “We are also conscious of our impact on the environment, as well as the challenges of running such facilities in regional areas, and the warehouse has therefore been designed as a green building, reducing both environmental impact and maintenance costs.”
The pharmaceutical warehouse uses the latest water reticulation and water harvesting technology, solar elements, energy-efficient air-conditioning and ventilation, and employs cost-saving lighting efficiencies. “We are excited about seeing this project get off the ground,” concludes Haigh.
“We know that in addition to job creation and local business development opportunities during its construction, it will have a significant positive impact on the pharmaceutical distribution network in Mozambique, and more specifically in the Nampula region, once it is completed.”