Panama Metro contractor receives TBMs

2 September 2011

The FCC-led consortium responsible for building the first line of the Panama Metro took delivery of two TBMs at a ceremony in Herrenknecht’s hangars in Schwanau, Germany.

The nearly 10m in diameter TBMs will arrive in Panama separately, in October and November, to bore the 7km tunnel of complete Panama Metro's Line 1.

The project, which was awarded to a consortium comprising FCC and Brazilian company Odebrecht, has a budget of more than EUR 1bn (USD 1.4bn).

At the delivery ceremony Ricardo Martinelli, the president of the Republic of Panama, announced the tender for Line 2 of the Panama Metro.