Proinversión, Peru's private investment promotion agency, has awarded the cable car concession to serve the archaeological complex "Kuelap Fortress" (Amazonas) to the French-Peruvian consortium Telecabinas Kuélap.
The consortium is formed by French company Pomagalski S.A.S and Peruvian company Ingenieros Civiles y Contratistas Generales S.A..
The project will be developed on a design, build, finance, operation and maintenance (DBFOM) basis for a period of 20 years. The total investment is estimated at US$17.9 million.
The initial construction on the cable car system is set to begin in early 2015. The system will be open in the first quarter of 2016.
The project involves the implementation of a tourist cable car between the town of Nuevo Tingo and Kuelap Fortress - Amazon and complementary tourist services in favor of Kuelap Fortress archaeological complex. Aims to improve and optimize the accessibility to the Fortress of Kuelap.
The cable cars, with a length of 4400 meters, will overcome the distance of an approximate 1000 meters between the stations.
The fortress of Kuelap or Cuélap (Chachapoyas, Amazonas, Perú), associated with the Chachapoyas culture, consists of massive exterior stone walls containing more than four hundred buildings. The structure, situated on a ridge overlooking the Utcubamba Valley in northern Peru, is roughly 600 meters in length and 110 meters in width.