The Brazilian government has announced that the National Electricity Energy Agency (ANEEL) will auction concessions for the construction, operation and maintenance of approximately 2,600 km of transmission lines on 28 June 2018.
Infrastructure/PPP news in Brazil
Triunfo Participações e Investimentos S.A. has announced that Aeroportos Brasil SA (ABSA), in which it holds a 45% stake, has filed a request for Judicial Recovery of its subsidiaries, Aeroportos Brasil Viracopos S.A. and Viracopos Estacionamentos S.A. This means that the company is seeking legal protection from creditors.
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 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.
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).
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.
MegaProject 1097: The Secretariat of Urban Development publishes national competition for Light Rail Vehicle PPP Project
The State of Bahia, through the Secretariat of Urban Development (SEDUR), has launched a tender process for the development of the Light Rail Vehicle (VLT) of Salvador through the PPP model.
The State Department of Metropolitan Transportation (STM) of the government of São Paulo has awarded a 20-year concession concerning two of the city's metro lines to the Via Mobilidade consortium. The consortium comprises CCR (83.4%) and RuasInvest (16.6%).
The government of São Paulo, through the Municipal Housing Department (Secretaria Municipal da Habitação) and the Metropolitan Housing Unit of São Paulo (COHAB-SP - Companhia Metropolitana de Habitação de São Paulo), has launched its first housing public-private partnership project. The project entails the construction of 34,000 houses over a period of six years. It will require an investment of BRL7 billion (US$2.18 billion).
In the coming weeks, the President of Brazil, Michel Temer, is expected to sign a bill regulating the concessions made during the administration of former president Dilma Rousseff. The main clause in the bill will allow companies who take on an existing concession to pay off any outstanding debt.
Ecorodovias Infraestrutura e Logística Ltda. has announced that it placed first in the international tender for the concession to finance and provide public operations and maintenance services on the northern section of the Rodoanel Mário Covas highway in São Paulo for 30 years as from the date the contract comes into force.
The State of São Paulo, through the Department of Housing, initiated the public consultation procedure for its new public-private partnership for housing.
A public consultation of the BA-052 Road System public-private partnership has been initiated by the Secretary of Infrastructure, in Bahia, Brazil, where the project is located. Bahia is a state in the north-east of the country.
Eleven concessions concerning power transmission lines in Brazil have been awarded, following an auction by the Ministry of Mines and Energy on Friday 15 December. The eleven lots collectively include 4,919km of transmission lines and substations with a total capacity of 10,416 MVA, and represent BRL8.75 billion (US$2.66 billion) in investments.
DP World has completed the acquisition of an additional 66.67% stake in Empresa Brasileira de Terminais Portuários (Embraport) in Brazil from Odebrecht Transport (OTP).
Arteris, Abertis's Brazilian subsidiary, has signed the concession agreement of Via Paulista; which lays on 35 municipalities in different regions in the state of São Paulo.