• Transport infrastructures

AVO I improves the quality of life of the people in Santiago de Chile

This metropolitan highway, 9 km long, was a mega construction project, one of the largest in Latin America, which will reduce travel times by 30 minutes and improve the quality of life of more than 750,000 people.

Autopista Américo Vespucio

  • Sustainable movility
  • Transport infrastructure
  • Chile

Sacyr Concessions

22/08/2022

AVO I provides a solution both to the growing traffic problem, and the lacking North-South connection in Santiago de Chile, decongesting a high-transit zone, reducing travel times, both noise and air pollution, and fuel consumption, as most of the traffic that would formerly run on the surface now does in a tunnel.

Rafael Gómez del Río, CEO of Sacyr Concesiones highlighted the merit of all involved in this mega-project, which spans 9 km, traverses five communes, making it one of the largest infrastructure projects in Latin America, that will benefit more than 750,000 people.

Sacyr Concesiones will participate in the management of AVO I for a maximum term of 45 years, and Sacyr Engineering and Infrastructures was involved in the execution of the underground, surface, and landscaping works, all throughout the communes of Recoleta, Huechuraba, Vitacura, Las Condes and La Reina.

AVO I is one of the most relevant infrastructures in Chile and in Sacyr’s portfolio, with an approximate investment of US$ 1 billion and a revenue portfolio worth more than US$4.3 billion.

1

billion US$

Investment

9

Km

70%

Reused excavation materials

Sustainability and innovation

During construction, 70% of the materials from excavations (soil and rocks) were reutilized in the same project, and more than 1,300 tons of steel were recycled.

AVO I developed this highway as a sustainable infrastructure and is the only one in Chile operating 100% on green energy.

One of the most relevant milestones is the installation in tunnels of the Iohnic lighting system, a technology developed and registered under Sacyr, consisting of an innovative system based on LED tech, which allows to minimize power consumption and 100% uniform lighting. This system can reduce power consumption by 66%, or 153 tons of CO2 per year.

In turn, AVO I transformed Parque Vespucio, which spans from Vitacura commune to La Reina commune, by incorporating a 9.05 km bike lane, and creating spaces for leisure and sports.

In addition, AVO I received the “Declaración de Valor Circular” Award as a recognition from Aceros AZA for recycling 2,307 tons of scrapped materials, which translates into more materials to produce sustainable steel, reducing the energy (8,181 MWh) and water (3,056 m³) consumption, and CO2 emissions (2,700 CO2eq).

  • Sustainable movility
  • Transport infrastructure
  • Chile

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