Northern Interceptor in Colombia signed

6 April 2011

The CICE consortium, led by Mexican firm ICA with Colombian company Estyma, signed a USD 67M contract on 4 April with Aguas Nacionales EPM to build a 7.7km tunnel in Medellin Colombia.

The 2.4m-diameter Northern Interceptor will be at depths between 3.3m and 21m below the surface. It will collect wastewater from the central and northern parts of Medellin and the Bello municipality and deliver to a future water treatment plant. The project will be constructed over 990 days, with work scheduled to begin in April.

“We believe that Colombia is one of the most attractive markets for infrastructure development,” said Ruben Lopez, head of strategic planning and international for ICA. “The Northern Interceptor is an important element for the restoration of the [River] Medellin, reducing pollution and improving the quality of life for residents.”