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Tunnel features in major jailbreak
28 January, 2020
Paraguay – At least 75 prisoners have escaped a prison in Paraguay through a tunnel, according to local media. The men are believed to be part of an infamous 10,000-strong Brazilian criminal organisation called First Capital Command, which deals in drugs and arms trafficking.
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Incimmet completes tough ventilation shaft
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 Colombia – Peruvian mining contractor Incimmet has excavated a 30m-deep, 4.1m-diameter ventilation shaft for the Buriticá mine development project. Ground conditions at the Buriticá complex largely consist of andesite-porphyry, diorites and monzodiorites with intrusive hydrothermal gaps within the volcanic and sedimentary sequences.
Terratec opens new raise-bore office in Peru
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Peru - In response to continued growth in the Central and South American Raise Boring Machines demand, Terratec has opened a dedicated new office in Lima, Peru.
Feasibility award for trans-Andean project
Friday, July 14, 2017 Peru - A feasibility study for a link between Huancayo and Lima has been awarded to a joint venture of Dohwa Engineering, Geodata and Italferr.
Quito TBMs ready for delivery
Thursday, September 08, 2016 Ecuador - Herrenknecht announced September 5 it finished the construction of two TBMs in Schwanau, Germnay, which will soon be delivered for Metro de Quito in Ecuador.
Zublin to build Chilean underground mine
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Chile--Strabag announced June 13 its subsidiary Züblin International, has been awarded a EUR 400M (USD 448M) contract by Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer to transform the Chuquicamata open pit copper mine into an underground operation.
Versaflex launches in South America
Monday, April 18, 2016 Brazil - Versaflex Inc, announced April 12 that Fernando Costa will become the business manager of its new South America operation.
El Teniente mine expansion contract
Friday, January 29, 2016 CHILE - Züblin has been awarded an EUR 100M (USD 109M) follow-up contract to expand the El Teniente copper mine. The German construction company has been carrying out extensive tunnelling work at the mine since March 2014.
Toyo Tunnel awarded
Thursday, November 05, 2015 Colombia - The Government of Antioquia in Colombia awarded the contract for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the Toyo tunnel in the Urabá Port to a consortium led by FCC’s Citizen Services Group (with a 40 per cent share) and a group of local businesspeople (with the remaining 60 per cent). The contract is worth EUR 392M (USD 429M).
Financing secured for Trans-Andean tunnel
Thursday, September 04, 2014 CHILE/ARGENTINA - Chile and Argentina agreed that each country would provide financing for their share of the USD 1.37bn trans-Andean Agua Negra tunnel, and officials from both countries signed the deal at a summit in late August.
Peru pledges USD 2bn for rail tunnel
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Peruvian officials announced plans to allocate USD 2bn to build Trans-Andean rail tunnel for the country’s Central Railroad, according to the Transport and Communication Ministry (MTC).
Zoomlion opens site in Brazil
Thursday, January 16, 2014 Zoomlion group has opened a production site in Brazil called Zoomlion Cifa Brazil, situated in the city of Indaiatuba, some 90km far from San Paolo. The site is dedicated to the production of concrete machinery, in addition to another site dedicated to other lines of machinery for construction, the company stated.
FCC chairwoman receives award for growth in Latin America
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 The chairwoman of the Spain-based infrastructure and environmental services company, FCC, has been commended for FCC¹s growth in Latin America, the company announced late last week.
TBM launches on Lilac metro project
Thursday, October 03, 2013 A 10.58m diameter TBM has begun excavation on Line Five - Lilac of the Sao Paulo Metro, local government sources announced last month. The Herrenknecht machine had previously been employed on the city’s Line Four – Yellow where it operated with a cutting diameter of 9.41m.
TBMs arrive in Brazil to deliver metro expansion
Wednesday, September 04, 2013 The first two TBMs have arrived in Fortaleza, marking a major breakthrough in the Brazilian market for the US-based company. Four 6.92m Robbins EPBMs have been ordered to construct Line 3 of the Fortaleza Metro.
Brazil to invest USD 22bn in transit
Thursday, June 27, 2013 Brazil will spend USD 22bn to upgrade its public transit systems, the president announced on Monday. The spending would largely be invested in metro work.
Brazil's first immersed tunnel to be built
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 Royal HaskoningDHV has been contracted for an immersed tunnel of more than 500m for Brazil's largest seaport in Santos. The contract is worth EUR 5M (USD 6.5M) and will directly link the cities of Santos and Guarujá.
Mott MacDonald acquires Brazilian environmental engineering consultancy
Thursday, May 02, 2013 Global engineering firm, Mott MacDonald, is acquiring Habtec Engenharia Ambienta, a Brazilian environmental engineering consultancy, it was announced mid April. Mott MacDonald stated that the acquisition is part of the company's strategy to create a regional base in Brazil from where it can expand across South America.
São Paulo metro contract awarded
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 A EUR 20M (USD 27M) contract to install auxiliary systems on São Paulo Metro's Line 5 extension has been awarded. As part of a consortium, Alstom, won the contract, the company stated. The expansion will start in 2013 with the first station, Adolfo Pinheiro, to be inaugurated by the end of the year.
Chilean mining company awards MTM contact
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 A contract for the delivery and testing of a Mobile Tunnel Miner (MTM) has been confirmed between Aker Wirth and Codelco, the world’s largest producer of copper. The contract, which was signed at the end of 2012, will see the machine tested from mid-2014 in the Chuquicamata mine in Chile where the underground mining of copper is planned for the future.

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