Odebrecht-led consortium only bidder for $1.5bn road PPP project

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Odebrecht-led consortium only bidder for $1.5bn road PPP project

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The consortium Consórcio Rota 323, led by Odebrecht Transport Participações S.A. and also formed by Tucuman Engenharia, Goetze Lobato Engenharia and América Empreendimento was the only bidder in the opening of bids for the state highway PR-323 PPP project in Paraná (Brazil).

The state of Paraná in Brazil launched the PPP tender process to widen, restore, maintain and operate state highway PR-323 (and adjacent roads PRC-487 and PRC-272) in January 2014.

Paraná roads department DER said in a release that the project has an estimated investment of R$3.6 billion (US$1.52 billion) during the 30 years of the concession contract. Adding maintenance and operations costs, the investment amounts to R$7.7 billion (US$3.5 billion). Land acquisition is included in the contract.

The 30-year concession involves duplication of 207km of highway. 162.5 Km will be widened during the first stage of the investment program and 44.3 km during the second stage.

The winner will be the company requesting the lowest monthly concession payment and the lowest tollbooth rate.

The tollbooth fee is capped at R$4.20 and when traffic reaches a maximum amount set in the tender documents, the additional revenues derived from this additional traffic will be shared with the state of Paraná.

The project involves the construction of 19 overpasses, 22 underpasses, 13 pedestrian walkways and nine bridges.

The PPP project was structured through a PMI carried out by Odebrecht Transport Participações S.A. who was authorized to work on the Feasibility study for the project in April 2013.

Tender documents can be found here: http://www.comprasparana.pr.gov.br/ (Choose à“rgão=DER)

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