ACS, Impregilo and FCC win Lima's metro concession

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ACS, Impregilo and FCC win Lima's metro concession

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The consortium Nuevo Metro de Limaformed by Dragados, IridiumImpregiloGlobal Vía, Cosapi and Ansaldo, has been awarded the construction and operation of Lima's second metro line.

The project has an estimated investment amount of around US$5.7 billion. Metro de Madrid is advising the winning group for the project.

Proinversión announced on February 4th that three teams had been pre-qualified for the project but only Nuevo Metro de Lima, which is headed by subsidiaries of ACS and FCC,  submitted a final bid.

The two consortia that didn't submit final bids are the following:

The concessionaire will be responsible for financing, design, construction, electromechanical equipment, provision of rolling stock, operation and maintenance of the project for a period of 35 years. The scheme involves a 27km east-west metro line with 27 stations and an 8km airport branch with a further eight stations.

The project will improve connection between the east and west parts of the city of Lima. It will connect the districts of Lima (Ate, Santa Anita) with the center of Lima and Callao and will join Metro Line 1 (Villa El Salvador - San Juan de Lurigancho) and Metropolitan Line 1 (Chorrillos - Independence) with north-south routes.

Metro Line 2 is part of a network that integrates five lines: Line 1, now operational, and three other lines still in the process of being implemented.

The members of the Nuevo Metro de Lima consortium have extensive experience and prestigious international references in the design, construction and operation of underground railways. They currently manage over 100 transport concessions worldwide and have built over 3,650 kilometres of tunnel, including 800 kilometres with tunnel-boring machines (TBM). Some members of the consortium are experts in railway equipment and signalling and in manufacturing rolling stock.

Their principal references include the subways of New York, Toronto, Panama, London, Copenhagen, Rome, Milan, Buenos Aires, Riyadh and Doha. In Spain, they have built underground railways in Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Bilbao and Valencia.

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