Sacyr Infrastructures and Engineering has begun construction work on lot 1 of line 2, also known as the green line, between Vila Prudente and Dutra.
The 7.3 km.-long section is being built for the company Metropolitano de Sâo Paulo, Brazil.The work has begun following the signing of the service order by the Sâo Paulo Governor, Joâo Doria, and the Secretary of Metropolitan Transport, Alexandre Baldy.
The consortium, consisting of Sacyr Infrastructures and Engineering, Galvâo Engenharia and SA Paulista, will carry out the project with a budget of 443.2 million euros (1.9 billion Brazilian reals) and a construction period of 69 months.
The works will benefit the more than 300,000 daily users of the Sâo Paulo metro.
Tunnels, ventilation shafts and the Vila Formosa station
The contract includes the construction of a double-track tunnel of 7.8 km in length and 11.69 m in diameter with an EPB tunnel boring machine; a set of tunnels of 1.8 km in length for parking trains to be executed using the Austrian method; the Vila Formosa station and the bus terminal and the Rapadura complex with a base for train maintenance and parking; five ventilation shafts with diameters between 12 and 15 meters and the ballastless track superstructure.
Other projects in Brazil
In the Sâo Paulo metro, Sacyr has already successfully executed other contracts such as the stations of Vila Prudente, Estación Vila Uniao, Vila Tolstoy, Camilo Haddad and Sao Lucas.
At present, it is building the new Jardin Colonial station of the 15 line- Plata, of the Sâo Paulo Metro. And in Fortaleza, it is working on the city’s East metro line.