OHL and Sacyr submit the best proposal for the construction and concession of the Américo Vespucio Oriente motorway in Santiago de Chile
With a budget of 710 million euros
The project consists of the construction and operation of this 9.3 km long urban motorway, which shall have three lanes on each side for most of its length.
OHL Concesiones and Sacyr Concesiones have submitted the best proposal for the construction and operation of the Américo Vespucio Oriente (AVO) urban motorway in Santiago de Chile, with a budget of 710 million euros (US$970 million).
The project consists of the construction and operation of this 9.3 km long urban motorway, which shall have three lanes on each side for most of its length. The motorway passes through five communities (La Reina, Las Condes, Vitacura, Recoleta and Huechuraba). Highlights of the works include, inter alia, a tunnel under Cerro San Cristóbal and the Mapocho River, the improvement of existing surface roads in La Pirámide; and two underwater carriageways from the south of Puente Centenario up to Príncipe de Gales.
This motorway will help to reduce travelling times for commuters through the eastern section of the Chilean capital and will improve the service level through a structured thoroughfare, which currently bears high congestion levels.
Sacyr has operated in Chile since 1996, and during this time it has developed and commissioned vital projects for Chile such as the Santiago-Valparaíso, Américo Vespucio Sur, Los Vilos-La Serena, Rio Bueno-Puerto Montt, Red Vial Litoral Central, Radial Nororiente and Vallenar-Caldera motorways. Sacyr Concesiones Chile currently has five motorways in Chile that together span a length of 676 kilometres: one 221 km motorway under operation which joins the cities of Caldera and Vallenar (Valles del Desierto), and four others under construction: Concepción–Cabrero (Valles del Bío Bío), 103 km long; Alternative Access Roads to Iquique (Rutas del Desierto), 79 km; La Serena-Vallenar (Rutas del Algarrobo), 187 km; and La Serena-Ovalle (Ruta del Limarí), 86 km long. It is also building the Hospital Regional de Antofagasta.
The OHL Group has operated in Chile since the 1980s. Since then it has had a high-profile presence in the country, carrying out a large number of important civil engineering and transport infrastructure projects. OHL Concesiones Chile currently analyses and draws up bids for different public-private partnership projects in Chile, and through the Terminal Cerros de Valparaíso (TCVAL), is developing the exploitation and construction of Terminal 2 of the Valparaíso Port. Also in December, OHL Concesiones Chile submitted the best technical and economic tender for the Puente Industrial road concession, in the VIII Region of Bíobío.