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“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at the times of a challenge and controversy” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This inspired Abreu Muhimua to Found ENCOM Group. Abreu’s passion for engineering infrastructure development in Mozambique forced him to look for more challenging entrepreneurial ideas; therefore, he decided to found ENCOM. The founder developed the ability to understand clients’ problems, empathize with their pain and find solutions, he is Engineer with seventeen years of progressive and responsible experience. He is vast experienced in project development in Mining, Minerals processing, feasibility studies, EPCM, EPC, Civil and Structural Infrastructure Development, with special emphasis on the Project Management, Project negotiation, design of works, construction supervision on projects concerning roads, storm water, water networks and sewerage reticulation networks. The projects he was involved with were primarily related to Iron Ore, Coal, Zinc, Nickel, Platinum and Phosphate.He was Multidisciplinary Project Manager, Structural engineering, Mining related Infrastructures, Designer and execution engineer for Roads, Bridges, Sewer, Stormwater and all Municipal infrastructures. This includes several projects funded by agencies such as the World Bank, USAID and EU. His client list includes, Vale, Rio Tinto, ARM, Assmang, BHP Billiton, AIM Resources, Impala Platinum, Debtswana Diamond Company, CIC Energy, Jindal-JSPL, Rovuma resources and Mozambican government.

Abreu obtained his MSc.Eng (Civil) degree from the Technical University of Kosice (Slovakia). His experience in construction and reconstruction design of buildings afforded him the opportunity to be closely involved with several researchers from environmental sciences and town planning, during the reconstruction of general health insurance in Kosice-Slovakia. He was co-ordinator in the European Union project with International Organization for Migration (IOM-Geneva) for Mozambican students in Europe. Abreu was involved in Calibration of South African Loading Code with emphasis on Calibration of South African Concrete Code at University of Stellenbosch (South Africa), where he was a part time research assistant as a result of his interest in Concrete Code Development.

Abreu was Design Structural Engineer responsible for the detailed design and documentation for all the structures on the Inchope to Gorongosa road section of the EN1 in Sofala province in Mozambique, which included the detailed design of the 600 m long bridge across the Pungue River. This bridge-received award from the 2003 SAACE award under the category of Technical Excellence. He was structural design Engineer of large drainage structures over Cunene flood plain in Angola. This 3km basin is comprised of 15 large drainage structures and bridge approximately 1,5km long. He has experience in the design and assessment of reinforced concrete bridges. 

He has extensive experience in the application of internationally recognised bridge design codes especially such as SATCC, TMH7, BS 5400, AASHTO and ACI 318-99 Standard Code provisions. His experience includes on-site supervision as Assistant Resident Engineer on rehabilitation and construction works on EN1 road section from Gorongosa to Caia in Sofala and Manica provinces in Mozambique, supervision of 27 bridges, drainage structures and monitoring and approval of concrete works and earthworks production. This includes quality assurance plan, setting out and survey work, checking of placing of all reinforcement, maintenance of “as built” records, liaison and co-ordination with local community leaders/stakeholders, progress monitoring measuring of quantities, as well as the monthly payment certificate. He was responsible for AIDS awareness and prevention campaign in this project.

He has been engaged on a diversity of mining, infrastructure projects, commissioning, plant operations and maintenance projects in Europe, South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, United Arabic Emirates, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Ethiopia and Nigeria.

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