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Colombia, Antioquia - co/27


Closing Date: 24.08.2015 (Tender Closed)

The bid deadline for construction, operation and maintenance of the Section1 of Toyo tunnel project is 24.08.2015. The section, from Canasgordas, is 18.3 km-long with bridges (973 m), open air roads (4.97 km) and 12.3 km in tunnel, including the 9.75 km-long Toyo tunnel. Award is scheduled for 28.09.2015. Visit http://antioquia.gov.co/index.php/la-secretaria-de-infraestructura/historico-infraestructura/25026-proceso-licitatorio-del-t%C3%BAnel-del-toyo,-un-ejercicio-de-transparencia


The consortium Antioquia al Mar, lead by FCC with  Colombiana de Infraestructuras S.A.S. (40% shareholding), CASS Constructores & Compañía S.C.A., Carlos Alberto Solarte Solarte, Estyma Estudios y Manejos Sociedad Anónima (60% shareholding) secured the EUR 392 million for construction, operation and maintenance of the Section1 of Toyo tunnel project. The section, from Canasgordas, is 18.3 km-long with bridges (973 m), roads (4.97 km) and tunnels (12.3 km), including the 9.75 km-long Toyo tunnel. Visit https://www.invias.gov.co/index.php/sala/noticias/2627-arranco-construccion-del-tunel-del-toyo-en-antioquia  and https://www.fcc.es/-/fcc-construira-el-proyecto-del-tunel-del-toyo-en-colombia-por-392-millones-de-euros    44/15.


Invias, the Colombian highway authority, have awarded the two contracts for the 19.4 km access roads and accompanying infrastructure between Santa Fe de Antioquia and Canasgordas, linking to the 9.8 km Toyo/Guillermo Gaviria Echeverri tunnel. The project includes 13 bridges, 12.5 km open air roads, 11 tunnels and 4 cut & cover tunnels. 

Construcciones el Condor SA secured the EUR 97.28 million (COP418.20bn) contract 1, involving 10km access road from the Santa Fe de Antioquia adit tunnel to the ‘Mar 1’ highway including 4 tunnels.   

Consortium Vias Colombia 061, which includes Hidalgo,  Hidalgo Colombia-Hidalgo and Hidalgo Sucursal Colombia have secured the EUR 90.71 million (COP390 bn) contract 2, involving about  9km access road from Canas Gordas adit tunnel with 13 bridges and 6 tunnels.  

Works will start in May-June 2021. A new tenderwill be announced for supply, installation and operation of E&E equipment. For further information please visit https://www.invias.gov.co. 13/21. 



COMSA Industrial -  in a consortium with local companies Disico e G&C - has been awarded  the EUR100 million contract for the supply, installation, configuration, commissioning and operational support of E&M equipment for the Guillermo Gaviria Echeverri Tunnel (Tunel del Toyo) project and its access roads, as part of the “Roads for Legality and Reactivation Vision 2030” public works programme. The contract includes ventilation systems, fire protection, lighting, control and intelligent transport systems, among others.  Visit https://www.comsa.com/en/. 12/22.  


Colombia, Antioquia - co/26

Pacifico 3 highway

Colombia's National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) awarded the Pacifico 3 highway concession to the consortium comprising Mario Alberto Huertas Cotes (75 percent) and Constructora Meco Sociedad Anonima Sucursal Colombia (25 percent). The EUR308.63 million (COP778.33 billion) project, including the construction of 26 bridges, 5 short tunnels and a 3.4 km-long tunnel in Tesalia, has been split into six sections: La Pintada-La Felisa (49 km), La Felisa-Irra (14.5 km), La Felisa-Asia (88 km), Asia-La Virginia (26 km), Tesalia bypass (23 km) and Irra-Tres Puertas (31 km). The Pacifico 3 highway, with the two other projects Pacifico 1 and Pacifico 2, will connect the Atlantic Coast and Antioquia with Eje Cafetero and the Cauca valley, decreasing by 7h the travel time between Medellin and Buenaventura port. Visit http://www.ani.gov.co/article/ani-adjudica-proyecto-clave-para-conectar-antioquia-con-el-eje-cafetero-y-buenaventura-12492 and https://www.contratos.gov.co/consultas/detalleProceso.do?numConstancia=13-19-1585387. Ref.n. VJ-VE-IP-LP-009-2013. 30/14.


Colombia, Antioquia - co/25

Pacifico 1 highway

Colombia's National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) awarded the Pacifico 1 highway concession to the consortium comprising Estudios y Proyectos del Sol SaS Episol SaS (60 percent) and Iridium Colombia Concesiones Viarias Sas (40 percent). The EUR411.84 million (COP1,038.75 billion) project is from Ancon Sur to Bolombolo (46 km). It includes construction of two tunnels totalling5.6 km and 20 bridges totalling 2.17 km. Visit https://www.contratos.gov.co/consultas/detalleProceso.do?numConstancia=13-19-1585051. Ref.n. VJ-VE-IP-LP-007-2013. 30/14.


Colombia, Antioquia - co/24

Pacifico 2 highway

Colombia's National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) awarded until 2038 the Pacifico 2 highway concession to the consortium P.S.F Concession la Pintad comprising Grupo Odinsa SA (25 percent), Mincivil SA (21.15 percent), Construcciones el condor SA (21.15 percent), Termotecnica Coindustrial SA (13.50 percent), Icein SaS (9.20 percent), Mota-Engil Engenharia and Construcao SA Sucursal Colombia (10 percent). The EUR199.16 million (COP502,77 billion) project includes operation and maintenance of 54 km from La Pintada to la Primavera, as well as the management and maintenance of 41 km between Bolombolo (Venecia) and La Pintada with the construction of the bi-tube 2.5 km-long Mulatos tunnel. Visit http://www.ani.gov.co/sites/default/files/hiring/2681/404//res-adjudicacion-mayo22.pdf. Ref.n. VJ-VE-IP-LP-008-2013. 30/14.


Colombia, Antioquia - co/23

Highway Mar 1

ANI (National Infrastructure Agency) pre-qualified ten groups for construction, operation and maintenance of the Highway Mar 1 project, owned by Autopistas para la Prosperidad. The shortlisted groups are from Colombia, France, Portugal, Chile, Switzerland, Peru and India. They are P.S.F. Concesion Occidente; Vincc de Uraba 1; Sac 4G; Concesionaria Eurolat Antioquena; Shikun&Binui/Grodco; Iridium/Grana y Montero; Construcciones e inversiones Beta SAS/IL&FS Transportation networks Ltd; Cintra Concesia; Ohl concesiones Colombia SAS/Ohl concesiones Chile SA; Autopista Mar 1.

The 1.50 billion Pesos project involves 19 tunnels and 41 bridges. The project is composed of four lots: the second carriageway between Occidente Fernando Gomez Martinez tunnel and San Jeronimo; the second carriageway between San Jeronimo and Santa Fe de Antioquia (Santa Fe de Antioquia–Canasgordas section included); the second tube of the 4.6 km-long Occidente Fernando Gomez Martinez tunnel; and improvement of Santa Fe de Antioquia–Bolombolo section. For further information visit http://www.ani.gov.co/article/seleccionados-los-10-precalificados-para-proyecto-autopista-al-mar-1-de-autopistas-para-la#sthash.Jc0c6OGp.dpuf. 07/14.


Three consortium have been sent the offers for construction, operation and maintenance of the Highway Mar 1, between the Occidente tunnel and Santa Fe de Antioquia and Bolombolo, belonging to Autopistas para la Prosperidad project and including the second tube of the 4.6 km-long Occidente tunnel (or Fernando Gomez Martinez tunnel): Vincc de Uraba 1, composed of Vinci Concesiones S.A.S. (25 percent), Constructora Conconcreto S.A. (50 percent), Vinci High Ways SA.S. (25 percent); Sac 4G, composed of Sacyr Colombia S.A.S. (37.5 percent), Strabag S.A.S. (37.5 percent), Concay S.A. (25 percent); and Cintra Concesia, composed of Infraestructuras de Colombia SAS (40 percent), RH Holding (30 percent), MV Victorias Tempranas SAS (30 percent). For further information visit http://www.ani.gov.co/article/tres-consorcios-compiten-por-la-autopista-al-mar-1-entre-el-tunel-de-occidente-santa-fe-de. 22/15.


The consortium Sac 4G, composed of Sacyr Colombia S.A.S. (37.5 percent), Strabag S.A.S. (37.5 percent) and Concay S.A. (25 percent) secured the EUR900 million contract for  construction, operation and maintenance of the Highway Mar 1, between the Occidente tunnel and Santa Fe de Antioquia and Bolombolo, part of the Autopistas para la Prosperidad project. The contract involves the completion of 75 km of new motorway, the modernization of a 65 km-long section plus the construction of 41 bridges and 17 tunnels, including the second tube of the 4.7 km-long Occidente tunnel (or Fernando Gomez Martinez tunnel). Visit http://www.vicepresidencia.gov.co/prensa/2015/Paginas/Empresas-de-Austria-Espana-y-Colombia-construiran-la-Autopsita-4G-Mar-1-150630.aspx, www.sacyr.com and www.strabag.com. 28/15.


Colombia, Valle del Cauca - co/21


Closing Date: 04.04.2014 (Tender Closed)

ANI (Agencia Nacional de Infraestructura) published the tender, deadline 04.04.2014, for the ten prequalified groups for design, funding, construction, refurbishment, maintenance of the 31.8 km-long road connecting Mulalo and Loboguerrero in Valle del Cauca, including 12 km with nine tunnels and the updating of the  52 km Cali-Dagua-Loboguerrero section. Value project 1.47 billion Pesos.

The ten groups prequalified last June are Consortium Strabag/Concay (Austria and Colombia);  ATI Tradeco/Cedicor (Mexico and Uruguay); Concessionaria 4G Eurolat del Valle (Colombia and Spain); Constructora Andrade Gutierrez SA/Pavimentos Colombia SA/Sainc Ingenieros Constructores SA (Brasil e Colombia); Concessionaria Vial del Pacífico (Colombia and Spain); OHL Concesiones (Spain); Conconcreto/Vinci del Pacífico (France and Colombia); Impregilo SpA/Salini SpA (Italy); Odebrecht (Brasil); SAC VT (Colombia and Spain). For further information visit http://www.ani.gov.co/article/ani-comienza-proceso-de-licitacion-de-proyecto-mulalo-loboguerrero-7514 and https://www.contratos.gov.co/consultas/detalleProceso.do?numConstancia=13-19-1442332. Bid n. VJ-VE-IP-LP-002-2013. 49/13.


Colombia, Antioquia - co/20


E.P.M. Ituango SA awarded the EUR55 million Ituango tunnelling contract to the consortium Ferrovial Agroman Chile SA (60%)/Sainca Ingenieros Constructores SA (40%). Ferrovial Agroman will excavate two parallel tunnels, both 1 km-long and 14 m-diameter, to divert water from the Cauca River. The contractor will also build a 1 km-long access tunnel and a 140 m-long powerhouse gallery. Construction is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2013. Visit www.ferrovial.com and www.sainca.com. 29/11.The consortium Ingetec/Sedic has won a nine-year EUR45.8 million contract for the EUR1.98 billion, eight-turbine, 2,400MW Ituango hydropower project in Colombia. The contract includes installation of the electromechanical equipment and overseeing the civil engineering works. Click here for the map. Visit www.ingetec.com.co and www.sedic.com.co. 29/11.


Atlas Copco will deliver a total of 28 machines to CCC Ituango consortium during 2013 for second phase construction of the EUR1.98 billion, eight-turbine, 2,400MW Ituango hydropower project in Colombia. CCC Ituango comprises Camargo Correa from Brazil (55 percent) and Conconcreto (35 percent) and Coninsa (10 percent) from Colombia. In mid-2011, owner EPM Ituango SA awarded the first phase EUR55 million tunnelling contract to the consortium Ferrovial Agroman Chile SA (60 percent)/Sainca Ingenieros Constructores SA (40 percent). Ferrovial Agroman is excavating two parallel tunnels, both 1 km-long and 14 m-diameter, to divert water from the Cauca River; a 1 km-long access tunnel; and a 140 m-long powerhouse gallery. Visit www.camargocorrea.com.br www.conconcreto.com www.coninsa.com.co www.ferrovial.com and www.sainca.com. 48/12.


Colombia, Santander - co/19


Open invitation to tender, deadline 13.02.2009, for tunnelling works for construction of 820 MW, USD1.1 billion Sogamoso River hydropower project for Isagen, a Colombian energy company that owns and operates four other hydro plants and has options to build a further four. Sogamoso is a drill/blast project with two 800 m-long x 11 m-high arched section diversion tunnels, a 340 m-long x 7 m-wide headrace tunnel, a three-room powerhouse, and short tailrace. Contact Maria Perez at Isagen, tel +57 4 316 5120, e-mail mperez@isagen.com.co or visit www.isagen.com Spanish/English. 51/08.


Impregilo, lead contractor with a 60% stake in a consortium including Colombian companies Conalvias and Tecnica Vial, has been awarded the tender to build a hydroelectric plant on the river Sogamoso in north-western Colombia, about 40 km from the city of Bucaramanga. The EUR345 million project involves the construction of a dam 190 m-high and 300 m-long, as well as the underground power station that will house three turbines totalling 820 MW of installed power. Impregilo is already excavating two 870 m-long, 11 m-diameter diversion tunnels, and building roads and access tunnels to the underground power station, worth a further EUR55 million. The client is ISAGEN S.A, a mixed public/private concession holder. Visit www.impregilo.it and www.conalvias.com. 52/09.


Colombia, Medellin - co/18

Hydro Power

Invitation to prequalify for construction of the 660 MW Porce III hydropower project in the northeast zone of the Antioquia region, 147 km from Medellin. Interested parties have until 2nd September, 2004 to buy the prequalification documents and until 16th September, 2004 to return the prequalification documents.The scheme is being developed by Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EEPPM). Conceptual design and update of the environmental impact study by EEPPM. Detail design by Ingetec and Klohn Crippen.Retaining works include a 170 million cu m reservoir; a 151 m-high concrete face rockfill dam; a 653.3 m-long 10.5 m-diameter divertion tunnel; a 37.5 m-high rolled compacted concrete cofferdam; a provisional cofferdam; a 251.5 m-long access adit; a bottom discharge; a spillway; and a water intake system comprising a submerged structure, a gate shaft, two 5 m-wide by 7.8 m-high wheel gates, an upper headrace tunnel and the gate shaft drainage adit. The power station works include a headrace tunnel and a powerhouse. The headrace tunnel is divided in a 12,301 m-long x 10.2 m-diameter upper section following a 1% slope and a 304 m-long x 10.2 m-diameter lower section with a 7.7% slope. Both sections are connected by means of a 149 m-long 10.3 m-diameter vertical shaft. The lower headrace section will connect the four generating unit branches through a 6.1 m-diameter steel lined tunnel. Three intermediate adits will be opened to facilitate the construction of the headrace tunnel. Adit 1 is 520.6 m long, the second is 648.9 m and the third 465.2 m. A 121.15 m-long x 18.2 m-wide x 40.7 m-high underground power house will be located upstream of El Boqueron stream, on the left side of the Porce River. The power house will have an access tunnel 493.25 m in length, with a horseshoe section, 7 m excavated diameter and 7.6% slope.The tailrace works include four draft tube tunnels for each generating unit, with a variable length ranging from 50.25 m to 57.05 m and a horseshoe section varying from 7.94 m upstream to 7.75 m downstream; a 76.41 m-long discharge header tunnel, with a horseshoe section of a variable width between 5.7 m and 10.4 m; a 827.45 m-long tailrace tunnel featuring a 4.9 m-high horseshoe section at the walls and a 5.1 m radius semi-circular vault; a 348 m downstream surge tunnel, with a 8.5 m-wide x 8.7 m-high horseshoe section, 4.45 m high at the walls and 4.5 m radius semi-circular vault. The downstream surge tunnel will start at the powerhouse access tunnel, will connect to the tailrace tunnel and will be used as a construction tunnel.Contact Empresas Píºblicas Medellí­­n E.S.P., Subgerencia Proyectos Generacií³n, Carrera 58 No. 42-125, Piso 9, Oficina 09-387, Medellí­­n. E-mail p3central@eeppm.com. Visit www.eeppm.com/porce3/index.htm for a description of the project in English. 35/04.The three prequalified bidders for construction of the water tunnel, underground powerhouse and associated works as part of the Porce III hydropower scheme are Norberto Odebrecht; consortium CCC Porce III including Construcoes Comercio Camargo Correa (Brazil), Conconcreto and Coninsa - Ramon H, both of Colombia; and the Hidro Porce JV set up by Ferrovial Agroman and three Colombian partners: El Condor, Grupo Odinsa and Mincivil. Tenders have to be submitted on 29th March, 2005 at the latest. Contract award and work start expected around June 2005. Click co/18. Visit www.eeppm.com/servicios/energia/web-proy-internet/index.htm 11/05.Colombian multi-utility Empresas Píºblicas de Medellí­n (EPM) has awarded USD449 million in construction contracts for the 600 MW Porce III hydroelectric project to Brazilian-Colombian consortium CCC Porce III. CCC Porce III is a consortium comprising Brazilian construction firm Construí§oes e Comercio Camargo Correa (50%) and Colombian firms Conconcreto (32%) and Coninsa & Ramí³n H. (18%). CCC Porce III bid USD209 million for the contract to build the powerhouse and USD240 million for the dam contract. CCC Porce III is scheduled to start initial construction works in December. The construction of the powerhouse is scheduled to take about two years for excavation and foundation works, four years for construction of the 12.3 km headrace tunnel and five years to complete the project. The construction of the dam works is scheduled to take 1.5 years to redirect the Porce river, 4.5 years to complete the outlet channel and five years to finish the dam. The first unit of the Porce III project, 147 km northeast of Medellin, is scheduled to start operations in June 2010. The project should enter full operations in 2011. Click co/18 for details on civil engineering works. Visit www.eeppm.com/porce3/index.htm, www.cccc.camargocorrea.com.br, www.conconcreto.com and www.coninsaramonh.com 49/05.


Colombia, Cundinamarca and Tolima - co/17


Building on the 125 km Bosa-Granada-Girardot stretch of the Bogota-Buenaventura corridor to begin in first quarter of 2003. Works include a 4.1 km single tunnel in Sumapaz. The segment will be awarded under a 16-year concession estimated to require investment of US$140 million. Visit www.invias.gov.co 35/02.Invias, Colombia's transport ministry, plans to open bidding this semester for a concession to build, operate and maintain a highway between Bogota and Girardot. Works include a four-lane, 121 km highway with the 4.5 km Santa Rosa tunnel in Boquerí³n to avoid a dangerous bent called Nariz del Diablo. Award is planned for second half of 2003 and construction would begin in 2004. Required investment: US$140 million. Visit www.invias.gov.co 07/03.Open call for tenders published by the national concessions institute (INCO), deadline 26th November, 2003 for design, construction, rehabilitation, operation and maintenance of the Bosa-Granada-Girardot highway. The 14-year concession entails the construction of a 126 km-long highway linking Bogota with Girardot, requiring a 4.3 km tunnel in Sumapaz. Visit www.mintransporte.gov.co/inco.htm, www.mintransporte.gov.co/inco/Bogota_Girardot_Pliego.doc, www.concesiones.gov.co and www.inverlink.com.co or contact Instituto nacional de concesiones, Gabriel Ospina Ramí­­rez, Edificio Ministerio de Transporte - CAN, Avenida el Dorado, Bogotí¡. Tel. +57 3240800, fax +57 3240800 (extension 1309), e-mail mintrans@mintransporte.gov.co or Inverlink, Carrera 7 n° 71 - 52 Torre B Piso 15, Bogotí¡ Tel. +57 3122726, fax +57 3123045, e-mail inverlink@inverlink.com.co. Read E-News Weekly 17/2003. 42/03.The process to select a concessionaire to operate the Bogota-Girardot highway has been suspended at the request of the interested bidders as the original early January deadline did not enable them to put together all the required details. The bidding process will reopen on 27th January, 2004 and close on 10th February. The winner will receive a 14-year concession to build and maintain a 126 km-long highway linking Bogota with Cundimarca department's capital Girardot, including a a 4.3 km tunnel. The project's USD160 million estimated cost will be recouped via tolls. 04/04.The national concessions institute (Inco) has awarded to consortium Promesa de Sociedad Futura Autopista Bogota-Girardot S.A. the concession for the Bogota-Girardot dual carriageway. The consortium includes Alejandro Char, Vergel y Castellanos Ingenieros Asociados, Alvarez y Collins S.A., MNV S.A., and Gas Kapital. The 126 km road link includes the 4.3 km El Boqueron tunnel, from the so-called Nariz del Diablo to the Sumapaz river bridge. Construction is expected to take four years. The total investment has been budgeted at Ps882 billion. Subscribe to E-News Weekly 17/2003. 29/04.Colombian highway concessionaire San Rafael is preparing to launch a number of tender processes for the construction of the Girardot-Ibagué highway and rehabilitation of the Ibagué-Cajamarca section. The company is currently working to conclude the concession contract signing process, taking all the legal steps necessary to start works as soon as possible. The concessionaire, awarded the project in July of this year, submitted a COP349 billion investment plan. The 20-year concession contract includes carrying out all the necessary technical and financial studies, including the project's environmental impact, along with the rehabilitation, construction, expansion and operation of the highway. Works will also include the construction of a tunnel and bypasses. Rehabilitation works will be carried out over 93.7 km of highway, while construction works will total 73.4 km. The concessionaire is expected to hire machinery and purchase steel, concrete, asphalt, and other construction materials, for a total of nearly COP333 billion. The concessionaire is formed by 10 companies: Aseo Técnico, Codesa, Constructora Colpatria, Constructora San Isidro, HB Estructuras Metí¡licas, Latinco, Mincivil, Sadelec, Termotécnica Coindustrial, and Topco. Section 2 is the 10.3 km Gualanday road bypass, a single carriageway with two 3.65 m lanes and 1.8 m shoulders. The project includes the single tube Deza tunnel, 1.8 km in length. Visit http://direccion.camara.gov.co/camara/site/artic/20060510/asocfile/apendice_a___gic___20_12_2006.doc 49/07.