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Mexico, State of Mexico - mx/24


Closing Date: 12.11.2013 (Tender Closed)

Invitation to tender, deadline 12.11.2013, for construction of the Canal General drainage tunnel, 8 km-long and 5 m-diameter, helping to reduce the risk of flooding in Chalco Valley. Contact Conagua, att.n Paulo Cesar Martinez Gutierrez e-mail paulo.martinez@conagua.gob.mx. Visit


Ref. n. CNA-CGPEAS-FIDE-OP-122/2013-LPN. 45/13.


Invitation to tender, deadline 12.11.2013, for supervision during the construction of the Canal General drainage tunnel, 8 km-long and 5 m-diameter, helping to reduce the risk of flooding in Chalco Valley. Contact Conagua, att.n Paulo Cesar Martinez Gutierrez e-mail paulo.martinez@conagua.gob.mx. Visit


Ref. n. CNA-CGPEAS-FIDE-SER-123/2013-LPN. 45/13.


Mexico, Mexico City - mx/23


Poyry awarded contract until December, 2012 to provide specialized advisory services during the construction of 62 km-long wastewater tunnel at a depth of 200 m. Contract, value EUR6.1 million, covers scheduling, risk and interface management, TBM performance monitoring, and installation of Poyry 2DOC underground data management system. Client is Comision Nacional del Agua. Visit www.poyry.com/media/media_2.html. 18/10.


Conagua will announce tenders for proposed 14 km-long Emisor Poniente drainage tunnel in first half 2012. Project completion 3 years, value EUR291 million. Visit www.conagua.gob.mx/home.aspx. 23/11.


Mexico, Federal District - mx/22


Invitation to participate, deadline 15th August, 2008 in the financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the USD1.2 billion Reforma motorway tunnel project in Mexico City. This is a toll tunnel to connect Santa Fe with the National Auditorium, with estimated length ranging from 8 to 16 km. The contract is scheduled to be signed on 30th September, 2008. Click here. Visit www.capitalencrecimiento.com.mx/inversiones/Invitation_to_p_nel_project.pdf (English). To download the participation criteria (in Spanish), visit www.capitalencrecimiento.com.mx/inversiones/Supervia_Reforma_1.3_7mayo08.pdf 21/08.Invitation to participate, deadline 14th July, 2008 in the financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the USD410 million western motorway project in Mexico City from Avenida de los Poetas to Avenida Luis Cabrera. The scheme includes tunnels, bridges and expressways, with estimated length ranging from 4 to 7 km. The contract is scheduled to be signed on 21st August, 2008. Click here. Visit www.capitalencrecimiento.com.mx/inversiones/Invitation_to_p_way_Project.pdf (English). To download the participation criteria (in Spanish), visit www.capitalencrecimiento.com.mx/inversiones/Supervma%20Ponien_%20_23abr08_.pdf 21/08.


Mexico, States of Durango and Sinaloa - mx/21


International invitation to tender, deadline 13th May, 2008 for construction of the Durango-Mazatlí¡n highway from Km 111+000 to Km 156+956. This section includes 28 tunnels and 14 bridges. It will take 1,292 days, which means the section must be completed in 2011. Work is programmed to commence on 26th June. The project is part of the national infrastructure plan to connect the country's Pacific coast to the Gulf of Mexico and also aims to position Mexico as a vital link for Asia-US trade by serving as a competitive option to the Panama Canal. The highway is expected to become Mexico's third most important continental entrance for Asian imports to the US, along with the Manzanillo and Lí¡zaro Cí¡rdenas ports, in western Colima and Michoací¡n states, respectively. The 1,250 km highway runs from Mazatlí¡n municipality in Sinaloa state, eastwards to the Durango state capital of the same name, crossing the Sierra Madre mountain range in western Mexico. Visit http://dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5016478 11/08.The Secretariat for communications and transport (SCT) has awarded three civil works contracts to complete the Durango-Mazatlí¡n highway. The three contracts have a value MXP8,721 million and the project has to be completed in early 2012. The highway is one of the biggest and costliest infrastructure project in the country because it crosses the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range, which requires the construction of numerous tunnels and bridges. The Durango-Mazatlí¡n highway will connect the Pacific coast of Mexico with the centre and north of the country and then with the Gulf of Mexico. In all, the highway stretches for 230 kilometres and will have 63 tunnels, 115 structures and the Baluarte bridge, which will cross the Baluarte river at an height of 394 metres. The highway will link the major corridors in the north and centre of the country: Mazatlí¡n-Durango-Torreí³n-Saltillo-Monterrey-Matamoros and Mazatlí¡n-Durango-Zacatecas-San Luis Potosí­-Tampico. Visit www.sct.gob.mxA Mexican-Spanish consortium comprising Mexican firms Omega Corp and Concesiones Aldesem, and Spanish company Aldesa Construcciones won the first, MXP3,971 million contract, which includes the construction of 45.9 km of two-lane highway (12 m wide) from 111+000 to km 156+956 (from Las Adjuntas to Baluarte bridge), including 26 tunnels and 14 bridges. The entire section is situated in Durango state. Omega Corp. will sign the contract on 4th August. Work is scheduled to start on 12th August and is expected to take 3.5 years. Visit www.grupo-omega.com and www.aldesa.es 32-33/08.The second contract, from km 158+080 to km 168+400, has been awarded to a consortium of companies formed by Tradeco Operacií³n Internacional, Tradeco Industrial, Innovaciones Técnicas en Cimentacií³n, Marcadores de Pavimento and Condux. The works included in the contract are as follows: 10.3 kilometres of roadway, 15 tunnels and six bridges. All the works will be located in the state of Sinaloa. The contract is worth MXP2,560 million and has to be completed within 1,098 calendar days. Visit www.tradeco.com.mx 32-33/08.The third contract, from km 168+400 to km 186+300, involves the construction of 17.9 kilometres of road, 16 tunnels and 12 bridges. The contract has been scooped by FCC in joint venture with La Peninsular. The amount of the contract is MXP2,190 million, with a time frame of 1,183 calendar days to finish the job. Visit www.fcc.es 32-33/08.The communication and transport ministry (SCT) awarded this summer three contracts worth a total of MXP8.22 billion to complete the final section of the Durango-Mazatlí¡n highway. The first contract was awarded to a consortium led by Mexican construction firm Omega Corp. with a price tag of MXP3.97 billion. The second contract went to a consortium made up of Spain's FCC and Mexico's La Peninsular for MXP2.19 billion. The remaining contract was awarded to Mexico's Tradeco Industrial for MXP2.06 billion. The first stage of the highway includes a single carriageway, 12 m wide, and the second carriageway will be built in a second phase. The contracts involve only the first stage. Click mx/21.Given the geography of this mountainous area, the highway requires many tunnels and bridges. Altogether, 57 short single-tube tunnels will be built, representing a total length of 18.3 km. The only tunnel to exceed one kilometre in length is El Sinaloense (2,794 m). To see the list of the tunnels in each contract, click here. Once completed, travel time on the highway will drop from six hours to two and a half hours. 41/08.


Mexico, Puebla and Vera Cruz - mx/20


The Comunication and Transport Secretariate (SCT) of Mexico awarded to Global Ví­a Infraestructuras, a company jointly owned by FCC and Caja Madrid, a EUR400 million contract to design, build, operate and maintain the 85 km Nuevo Necaxa-Tihuatlí¡n motorway. The project comprises the construction, operation and maintenance of the 37 km Necaxa-Avila Camacho section and the operation and maintenance of the 48 km Avila Camacho-Tihuatlí¡n section. The scheme requires the construction and/or operation of 12 tunnels, among which nine tunnels on the Necaxa-Avila Camacho section: Huahuchinango (108 m), Necaxa (940 m), Cuahueyatla (620 m), Xicotepec I (247 m), Xicotepec II (832 m), El Zoquita (627 m), Las Pilas I (215 m), Las Pilas II (512 m), and La Ardilla (175 m). Construction is slated to commence in 2008 once the design phase is completed. Visit www.fcc.es and www.pps.sse.gob.mx/docs/pres_taller_gral_300606.pdf 30/07.


Mexico, State of Mexico - mx/19


  ICA pocketed a MXP437 million contract to construct the Rio de la Compania tunnel, in the State of Mexico. The contract, awarded by the National Water Commission, will be executed over a period of 817 days. The project is part of the drainage works in the Valley of Mexico and will provide significant relief from rain and waste water in the Chalco and Ixtapaluca valleys and for the urban settlements along the Mexico City-Puebla highway corridor. The tunnel, with a total length of 6.78 km and an external diameter of 6.24 m, will be constructed along the left bank of the Rio de la Compania, from the municipality of Valle del Chalco-Solidaridad, in the State of Mexico, to the municipality of Ixtapaluca, where it will empty into the Rio de la Compania. Visit www.ica.com.mx and www.cna.gob.mx 25/06.


Mexico, Veracruz State - mx/18


A consortium set up by Obras Portuarias de Coatzacoalcos (OPC), Matrix, Capsa and FCC is the winner of a EUR155.8 million contract to build, operate and maintain during 30 years a toll tunnel under the Coatzacoalcos river in Veracruz state. The tunnel is 1.6 km long, whereof 700 m will be immersed. It has been designed to carry two dual-lane carriageways. There will be a safety and rescue tunnel between each carriageway.The tunnel will link the Coatzacoalcos urban area with Allende industrial area, where the biggest petroleum industry facilities in Latin America are located. The new tunnel will relieve the existing Coatzacoalcos I steel bridge on the river. This toll bridge was built in 1958, it is congested and can no longer handle the ongoing traffic levels. The new submerged tunnel is the first of its kind in Latin America. The submerged tunnel section will consist of six dual-tube prestressed concrete elements, each 138 m in length, that will be built in a dry casting basin connected to the river by a ship canal through which the elements will subsequently be floated and transported to the tunnel site by towboats. Then, each tunnel element will be lowered to its final place on the previously dredged river bottom. The elements will be joined together under the water using watertight seals. Finally, the building consortium will cover the immersed tunnel in the dredged trench with fill material prior to installing all necessary equipment inside the tunnel. Construction will begin in November. Subscribe to E-News Weekly 11/2004 & 49/2003. Visit www.fcc.es 40/04.


Mexico, State of Mexico - mx/17


A 29.8 km expressway known as Vialidad del Poniente is planned by the State of Mexico and Tunví­a to connect Los Remedios in Baucalpan with Ajusco. The infrastructure would run 11.9 km in the State of Mexico and 17.9 km in the Federal District. A total of seven 3-lane tunnels would be built, average length 1.2 km. Visit www.edomex.gob.mx 23/02.


Mexico, Monterrey - mx/16


City of Monterrey plans to build 19 km drainage system of 6 m to 8 m diameter tunnels at depths to 40 m to reduce flooding. Estimated cost $265 million. February 1997.


Mexico, Campanario - mx/15

Water Supply

To be driven at 4.26 m-diameter for 10.9 km by drill/blast and TBM through volcanic tuffs, andesite and basaltic rock. Support by rockbolts and shotcrete with shotcrete lining. Value $10 million. May 1998.