On February 28th, the Brazil's Ministry of Transport published that twelve companies have shown interest in executing the feasibility studies for the Rio-Niterói Bridge concession project in the State of Rio de Janeiro.
The list of registered companies is the following:
These companies have 120 days to submit their feasibility studies for the project. The reimbursable amount for the studies will be limited to 2.5% of the estimated investment for the new concession.
The object of the contract is to re-concession of the bridge. The term of the current contract expires in May 2015 and the current concessionaire is CCR.
The Rio-Niteroi Bridge, is a box girder bridge crossing Guanabara Bay, in the State of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. It connects the city of Rio de Janeiro and the municipality of Niterói. It is currently the longest prestressed concrete bridge in the southern hemisphere, and the sixth longest in the world. From its completion in 1974 until 1985 it was the world's second-longest bridge.