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.
Infrastructure/PPP news in 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.
ARTESP, the Regulatory Agency for Transport Public Services of the State of São Paulo, has launched a tender process to seek a private partner to develop a road project under its Concession Program.
The Brazilian government has sold operating licenses for four hydroelectric dams with a total value of nearly US$4 billion.
Brazilian toll road operator Invepar has formalized the request for the return of a road concession together with the National Transportation Agency Terrestrial (ANTT).
China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited has announced it has entered into the share purchase agreement with TCP Participações S.A. to acquire 90% stake of the Port of Paranaguá in Brazil, from TCP for BRL 2.89 billion (US$920 million).
HNA Infrastructure, a subsidiary of HNA Group, has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire a 60% stake in Rio de Janeiro Aeroportos S.A. (RJA), which is the controlling shareholder of the Aeroporto Internacional Antônio Carlos Jobim – Galeão (GIG Airport) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from Odebrecht SA.
The Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, through the Ministry of Education, has initiated a tender process for an educational PPP project.
The City of Rio de Janeiro has signed a contract with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to help structure and implement a public-private partnership (PPP) to build and maintain approximately 130 new schools, providing thousands of children with access to a pre-school and kindergarten education.
The State of São Paulo has launched a new program aimed to support São Paulo municipalities interested in street lighting PPP projects.