Parsippany-based Acrow Bridge said Wednesday it is now implementing full training to Zambian engineers, technicians and contractors in the assembly, installation and maintenance of the more than 130 bridges recently delivered to the Road Development Agency of the Republic of Zambia.
Acrow is a leading international bridge engineering and supply company with a partnership with the Zambian government to provide the country with infrastructure solutions, made of American steel and manufactured in the United States.
“Acrow has a long and successful history in Africa, and we remain grateful to be of service to customers, supporting sustainable development with the supply of critical bridge assets,” said Bill Killeen, Acrow chief executive officer.
The bridges include single- and multi-span span structures of one- and two-lane widths, ranging from 12 meters to more than 100 meters in length. They will be installed throughout the country where quality bridge infrastructure solutions are particularly critical and will contribute to the integration of remote rural communities into the broader domestic and regional economy.
Through its financed Comprehensive Bridge Development Program model, Acrow has worked on a number of large infrastructure development projects in Africa, including the supply of more than 150 bridges to the government of Angola, 100 bridges to the Department of Feeder Roads in Ghana, and 44 bridges to the government of Cameroon.
“Acrow’s financed comprehensive bridge development programs offer compelling solutions to African leaders and policy-makers, with a special focus on addressing the twin deficits of funding and infrastructure that limit sustainable economic development in the region,” said Acrow President, International Business Paul Sullivan. “Acrow arranges the financing for these important bridge projects, which also includes a robust local skills development program through the extensive training of African engineers and technicians in the assembly and installation of these critical infrastructure assets.”