Thursday, July 24, 2014

Chile/España: Spain's Acciona, Chile's Brotec, Icafal to Build First Sections of Line 3 Santiago Subway

According to The Latin American Tribune, Metro de Santiago has awarded a $103 million contract for the construction of the first sections of line three of the Santiago de Chile subway to a consortium led by Spanish infrastructure corporation Acciona which includes Chilean firms Brotec and Icafal, the company announced Thursday (July 24).

In a statement, Acciona said the project includes the construction of seven kilometers of tunnels and the accesses to installations for the Cola de Maniobras, Estacion terminal Norte, Estacion Cardenal Caro, Vivaceta, Conchali and Plaza Chacabuco stations.

COMMENT: Line 3 of the Santiago metro crosses the historic center of the city, with a total length of 22 kilometers and 18 stations, and will serve 660,000 people.

Acciona has played major roles in the development of metro networks in Madrid, San Juan de Puerto Rico and Medellín in Colombia.