Estrada do Feijão Bahia, a consortium comprising Paviservice and SVC Construções, has been awarded the concession contract to rehabilitate and maintain the BA-052 road in Bahia, a state in the north-east of Brazil. Estrada do Feijão Bahia will invest approximately BRL700 million (US$185.8 million) throughout the 20-year contract.
Infrastructure/PPP news in Brazil
MegaProject 1290: Salvador Bahia Airport and Banco do Nordeste (BNB) agree on financing of the airport's modernization project
Vinci's subsidiary Salvador Bahia Airport and Banco do Nordeste (BNB) have announced to have reached an agreement for a BRL516 million (US$132.14 million) loan to finance the first phase of renovation and expansion works at the airport, which will be completed by October 2019.
The Brazilian National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) has approved a BRL508 million (US$134.2 million) loan to BH Airport, the owner of the concession to operate Tancredo Neves/Confins International Airport in Belo Horizonte, located in Minas Gerais state, south-east Brazil.
The Government of Brazil has launched the fifth round of airport concessions tenders. The Investment Partnerships Program (PPI) has announced that the public consultation phase has started, with an auction scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2018.
Brazil's development bank BNDES and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have jointly launched an infrastructure fund, called B2 Infra, with a target size of US$1.5 billion. 30% of the capital will be provided by BNDES, 10% by the IDB and the rest by the private sector, mainly institutional investors.
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.
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.