Spanish company Sacyr Engineering and Infrastructure and Brazilian construction company Ferrera Guedes have won a contract from the State of Ceará’s Secretary for Infrastructure for the construction of Phase 1 of the Eastern Line of Fortaleza Metro in Brazil.
The 48-month project has a budget of BRL1,470m (approximately €350m).
Work under Phase 1 of the Eastern Line will involve the construction of the track from Tirol-Moura Brasil station to the train depot, located beyond Papicú station.
The project includes 7.3km of tunnelling, of which 6km will be taken up using tunnelling equipment, in addition to four underground stations at Central Chico da Silva, Colegio Militar, Nunes Valente and Papicú, and one ground-level station at Tirol-Moura Brasil.
Strengthening work in tunnels will also be carried out at Catedral and Luiza Távora where stations will be built in later phases.
Through its subsidiary Sacyr Somague, Sacyr has already undertaken other metro projects in the city of Sao Paulo. Other projects include the construction of residential housing and hydraulic work.
Earlier in June 2018, Sacyr Engineering won a contract from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), its third infrastructure contract in the US, for the renovation of a section of the I75 in Florida, with a budget of $82m (€70m).
Sacyr Infrastructure will take up reconstruction, renovation and widening of more than 12km of highway at the intersection of the I75 and the SR70.
Under this contract, the company will construct two new bridges on the I75 over the SR70 and demolish existing ones. These works are aimed at increasing the road’s vehicle capacity and safety.
Sacyr’s first two contracts in the US pertain to projects in the State of Florida. The company will design and construct three new streets and widen two existing streets in the county of Miami-Dade, to the south of the city of Miami.
The company’s construction subsidiary will also undertake the widening of the SR82 between Alabama Road South and Homestead South.
Sacyr is also working on two waste treatment projects in Connecticut and Maryland through its Sacyr Industrial and Sacyr Services subsidiaries.
Image: The Fortaleza Metro Line in Brazil. Photo: courtesy of SACYR S.A.