US$ 5.4 billion Lima metro contract awarded

By Helen Wright31 March 2014

A consortium headed by Spanish contractors ACS and FCC has been awarded a €3.9 billion (US$ 5.4 bill

A consortium headed by Spanish contractors ACS and FCC has been awarded a €3.9 billion (US$ 5.4 billion) contract to expand the Lima Metro in Peru.

A consortium headed by Spanish contractors ACS and FCC has been awarded a €3.9 billion (US$ 5.4 billion) contract to expand the Lima Metro in Peru.

The contract is to build Line 2 of the metro system as well as a connection between Line 4 and the Peruvian capital’s airport, with a total of 35 underground stations along 35 km of tunnel. Construction is expected to take five years, after which the consortium will operate the lines for 30 years.

The Nuevo Metro de Lima consortium is headed by ACS subsidiaries Dragados and Iridium (which holds 25% of the contract), and by FCC subsidiary Vialia (19%), together with Salini-Impregilo (19%), Ansaldo Breda (12%), Ansaldo STS (15%) and Cosapi (10%).

Lima Metro Line 2, measuring almost 27 km, will run east-west through the city from Ate to Callao, where FCC is also working to upgrade the port. Once operational, the 27 stations for this line are planned to serve over 600,000 travellers per day.

The connection from line 4 to the airport will run along 8 km of tunnel, from Avenida Faucett to Avenida Néstor Gambetta. Eight stations will be built along this line.

The concession’s total 35-year value is approximately US$ 9 billion, according to Salini-Impregilo.

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