August 19, 2020
Consortium led by Ayesa awarded Bogota Metro supervision contract for 56 million euros
Empresa Metro de Bogota awards the PLMB Consortium, led by Ayesa, the Supervision Services Contract for Bogotá’s First Metro System, with a Budget of 3,500 Million Dollars for construction and operations.
Bogotá’s first metro system is one of the most highly anticipated projects in Latin America, as the city is currently the only major metropolis in the region without a metro network. Moreover, the new line will be one of the longest on the continent.
Spanish company Ayesa, in partnership with Italian firms Italferr and Metropolitana Milanese, and Colombian company MAB, won the contract worth sixty-five million dollars (fifty six million euros) through a competitive tender process aligned with the Inter-American Development Bank’s Policies for the Selection and Contracting of Consultants. The consortium received the highest score in respect of their technical and financial proposals.
Over the next eleven years, Ayesa and its consortium partners will oversee the entire project from the preliminary design phase to construction, testing, and commissioning, as well as operating the system for the first two years.
The first line of the metro will feature 16 stations covering 23.9 kilometres, with a capacity of 72,000 passengers per hour in each direction, equating to over one million passengers per day. The project is of particular significance given Bogotá’s population of eight million and its reputation as one of the world’s most congested cities.
‘This is the biggest engineering contract ever awarded to Ayesa and is a reflection of the excellent work we have carried out in major infrastructure projects throughout Latin America, and in particular metro systems’, notes José Luis Manzanares, CEO of Ayesa.
Ayesa has been active In Latin America since 2003
Ayesa has been active in Latin America since 2003 and has participated in major leading transportation projects across seven countries. The company’s noteworthy projects include the first line of the Quito Metro, lines 1, 2, and 4 of the Lima Metro, and lines 1 and 2 of the Panama Metro.
In Colombia, Ayesa is currently engaged in other transportation projects which will enhance urban and inter-urban transportation. Our role includes providing supervision services for the commuter rail network, RegioTram de Occidente, in Cundinamarca, as well as overseeing the extension of renowned Bogota’s bus rapid transit (BRT) system, Transmilenio, along Avenida 68.
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