Ten offers have been submitted in response to a call for tenders for the modernization of more than 3,400km of national roads in Argentina, split into six road corridors and altogether estimated to require US$8 billion investment.
Infrastructure/PPP news in Central and South America
Grupo Costanera has been awarded the Conexión Vial Ruta 78 Hasta Ruta 68 project, which is expected to cost around EUR200 million (US$244.76 million). The project involves the construction and operation of a new 9.2km motorway in Santiago, the capital city of Chile.
OMERS Infrastructure has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its interests in Airports Worldwide (AWW) to VINCI Airports. AWW owns nine new airports (two freehold property, three concession, four management contracts) and three partial management contracts in American airports.
The Government of Uruguay, through its National Public Education Administration (ANEP) has launched a tender for the design, financing, construction and operation of 58 schools located across 17 departments - the fourth package of its schools PPP project.
The State of Piauí, through the Secretariat of Administration and Social Security (SEADPREV) and the Sports Foundation of the State of Piauí (FUNDESPI), has begun the procedure of public consultation of the documents for the concession of its main sports centre.
The Ministry of Finance of the Government of Colombia has approved the new public-private partnership contract for the Magdalena River project, which was originally awarded in 2014 and cancelled last year.
The Government of Chile, through the Ministry of Public Works, has invited to participate in the tender for the execution, repair, conservation and exploitation of the Road Concession Improvement Route G-21, through the concession system.
Sacyr has announced that it has won a contract for the expansion, financing, construction and management over six years of the El Tepual - Puerto Montt airport, in consortium with Agunsa. This marks the company's entry into the airport concession business in Chile.
APP GICA S.A. has obtained the financing necessary to achieve financial close of the Girardot-Ibagué-Cajamarca (GICA) road PPP project. APP GICA was created by Constructora Colpatria, Mincivil, Termotécnica Coindustrial, Latinco and HB Estructuras Metálicas after they were awarded the concession contract in 2015.
The Secretariat of Infrastructure of Bahia, a state in the north-east of Brazil, has launched the tender for the operation, maintenance and revitalization of the BA-052 road, popularly known as the "Bean Route", as well as the construction of a bridge-crossing over the São Francisco River between the municipalities of Xique-Xique and Barra.
The state-owned Bogotá Metro Company (EMB - Empresa Metro de Bogotá) and Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional (FDN), Colombia's development finance institution, have issued a Request for Expressions of Interest to parties interested in participating in the tender process to select a suitable partner to take responsibility for the preliminary studies, design, financing, construction, procurement, testing, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the first section of Line 1 of the Bogotá Metro.
Bids to manage the Ulysses Guimarães Convention Centre in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, through a 25-year public-private partnership will be opened today. The tender is being conducted by the Secretariat of Public-Private Partnerships, which belongs to the Treasury Department of the Brazilian government, and has been in development since 2016.
The State of Paraná, located in the south of Brazil, has commissioned four feasibility studies of possible railway concessions with an estimated investment of BRL10 billion (US$3.03 billion).
DP World has announced that it has acquired Cosmos Agencia Maritima S.A.C. (CAM) for US$315.7 million. Based in Peru, CAM owns a 50% stake in Terminales Portuários Euroandinos S. A., in the Port of Paita (north-east Peru), which is the second largest container terminal in the country.
The Government of Chile has authorised VíasChile, a company owned by Abertis (80%) and ADIA (20%), to undertake new investments in Autopista del Sol (Ruta 78), in exchange for an extension of the concession term by almost two years.
Argentina's Ministry of Transport and Pubic Works has launched the tender for a new commuter rail network to service the Greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area.
The Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) has launched the administrative proceeding for the cancellation of the concession for Viracopos airport in the state of São Paulo.
Move São Paulo S.A., a special purpose vehicle of a consortium comprising Odebrecht Transport, Construtora Queiroz Galvão, UTC Participações and Eco Realty Investment Fund, has requested the termination of its concession contract for Line 6 of the metro system of the state of São Paulo, south-east Brazil.
The Municipality of Porto Alegre has conducted a public consultation of a concession for the installation of digital clocks in the city. The scope of the concession is the production, installation, maintenance and operation of 168 digital electronic clocks in the municipality, which is located in southern Brazil.
The Development Agency of the Federal District of Brazil, which contains the capital city Brasília, has launched the tender for the operation and maintenance of the Brasília Sports Centre, called Arenaplex.