MegaProject 1056: Preferred bidder selected for Rutas del Loa concession in Chile
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Chile-based road operator Intervial Chile S.A. has been selected as the preferred bidder for the concession contract of the "Concesión Vial Rutas del Loa" on PPP scheme.
As we reported in late October, Sacyr Concesiones Chile SpA; Intervial Chile and the Besalco-Icafal-Belfi consortium were the teams who submitted their proposals for the re-launched tender of the concession contract.
In April 2013 the MOP awarded the Grupo San Jose and Alto Andino consortium with the construction, repair, conservation and operation of the project. Later on, as we reported in July 2015, the MOP determined to terminate the concession contract, due to serious breaches of the contractual terms by the concessionaire, most related to delays.
In May, this year, Chile's Ministry of Public works (MOP) announced the new tender process for the "Concesión Vial Rutas del Loa" on PPP scheme.The total cost of the project is US$310 million.
With a total length of 136.5 km, the concession consists of Route 25 and the new ring road of Calama, allowing traffic connection from the mining area of the country to Route 5, which crosses the Andean country from the north to the south. Route 25 will be a double-lane road and will be continued on the new Eastern link of the important mining city, which involves a 25.5 km long additional single carriageway road.
The project also includes service roads, a link road to Sierra Gorda, several intersections, flyovers, a toll station, an emergency service area, pedestrian ways, as well as drainage, signalling and road safety works. The project is planned to be completed by 2012.
Intervial Chile also operates other road sections in Chile:
- Route of the Maipo: Santiago-Talca and South Access to Santiago
- Route of the Maule: Talca-Chillán
- Forest Route: Chillán-Collipulli
- Route of the Araucanía: Collipulli-Temuco
- Route of the Rivers: Temuco-Río Bueno