Acciona will build andwill operate line 6 of the Sao Paulo Metro (Brazil), the largest infrastructure project in the history of the company and also the largest public-private development in Latin America, valued at 2.300 million euros (about $ 2.710 million)
After closing the agreement for the assignment of the concession contract for the construction and subsequent operation and maintenance of said line with the Brazilian consortium MOVE and with the state of São Paulo, the company Concessionária Linha Universidade, of which Acciona is the main partner, will be in charge of complete the work, paralyzed since 2016, in five years.
The subsequent operation and maintenance contract for line 6 (Orange Line) which, after its construction -which will generate 9,000 jobs-, will serve 600,000 passengers per day, will be extended for another 19 years, the company reported Monday in a statement.
The orange line, which will have 15 stations along more than 15 kilometers in lengthIt will connect the center of the largest Brazilian city with its extreme northwest and will cross various neighborhoods where some of the main universities of São Paulo are located.
Acciona has highlighted that it has the technical credentials and experience in the development of urban mobility solutions, after, in recent years, It will be in charge of 44 projects in seven countries. With regard to railways and metro lines, it has built 3,000 kilometers of track, of which 1,200 are high-speed, the group added.
Underground construction experience
The company also has extensive experience in underground construction, with more than 600 kilometers of tunnels executed.
Currently, builds in Norwayto the longest railway tunnels in the Nordic countries (22 kilometers) and was responsible for those of Legacy Way, in Brisbane (Australia), a work that has received numerous awards both for its technical execution and for its environmental protection measures.
Acciona has participated in the construction of Subway lines in cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Malaga, Seville, Valencia, Caracas, Medellín (Colombia), Hong Kong, Lisbon or Dubai (where he works on the design and expansion of the Red Line for Expo 2020). In Latin America, the company is already working on Brazil in the development of two lots of line 2 of the São Paulo Metro.
In addition, he has executed a Santiago de Chile Metro line (la 3) and the construction of one is close to completion in Quito (1), the largest mobility project in the capital of Ecuador that will alleviate urban congestion and reduce polluting emissions.