Guatemala pre-qualifies five teams for road PPP

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Guatemala pre-qualifies five teams for road PPP

Guatemala's Agencia Nacional de Alianzas para el Desarrollo de la Infraestructura Económica (ANADIE) has prequalified five bidders for the development of the Escuintla - Puerto Quetzal Highway PPP.

These are namely: 

  • Consorcio Autopistas de Guatemala (Guatemala-México) 
  • Mota-Engil Latin América B.V (Holanda)
  • JJC Contratistas Generales S.A (Perú) 
  • ANAS International Enterprise S. P. A (Italia)
  • COCONAL S.A.P.I de C.V  
  • Operadora Autopistas S.A de C.V (México)

As we reported in September 2016, ANADIE released the Request for Qualification documents (RFQ) for the project to invite potential bidders to express interest in the project. In addition to those already mentioned, the following companies/consortia submitted qualifications:

  • SuperCemento S.A.I.C (Argentina)
  • Concay S.A (Colombia)
  • Ortiz Construcciones y Proyectos S.A (España)
  • Shikun & Binui LTD S.B.I Infrastructure LTD (Israel)
  • Cointer Concesiones, SL (España), Azvi's subsidiary

The project envisages the upgrade, finance operation and maintenance of the CA-9 Sur 40 km road stretch between the municipalities of Esquintla and San José on BOT basis. The total project investment is estimated at US$60 million with a concession contract of 30 years period.

As we reported in early March, ANADIE published a public private partnership (PPP) portfolio including a total of nine projects, including the above-referred highway, to be developed under the PPP model. Most of the projects belong to the transport sector. The portfolio includes the following projects, among others: Guatemala City's Commuter Rail and Road Interconnection Vial, Old Guatemala Bypass or the Pacific freight train PPP.

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