Design contract awarded on Chile metro

4 July 2012

A leading international consultancy has been awarded a contract to provide engineering consulting services for the civil works on Lines Three and Six of the Metro System in Santiago, Chile. The services that are part of this 12 month, USD 9M contract will be carried out by a consortium made up of Arcadis, ARA WorleyParsons and Sener IngenierĂ­a y Sistemas, Arcadis announced yesterday.

The project scope includes basic engineering for the civil works for the two lines, to generate all the information necessary for Metro to define the subsequent detailed engineering and construction contracts.

The project is part of the Urban Transport Investment Plan of Santiago through which the metro will expand its current 100km network to 140km including two new lines. Line 3 will have a total length of 15.4km and 10 stations. Line 6 will have a total length of 22.1km and 18 stations.

"The large number of high-quality professionals at the disposal of Arcadis and the consortium as a whole, including the experience, knowledge and efficiency needed for these types of highly complex projects, meant that the consortium is ideally placed to satisfy all of the client's needs, both in terms of quality and meeting time schedules," said Hernan Bezamat, CEO of the Chilean activities of Arcadis.