Build-and-operate concession holder Companhia de Concessões Rodoviárias (CCR) has awarded an engineering contract to Egis for the commercial construction of Salvador metro in Brazil.
The latest contract stems from a concession contract signed between the Brazilian investor CCR and the state of Bahia on 15th October 2013.
The concession contract provides for the city’s metro construction and includes a 30-year operating lease.
Under the €12m contract, Egis will deliver systems management and integration, and interface management between subsystems and civil engineering.
The Salvador metro project includes completion of the partly underground and nearly 7km Line 1, construction of a line extension by 5km and building of the entire 24km-long east-west Line 2.
Line 2 will connect Lauro de Freitas Avenue and Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhães airport with Bonocô, including the 5.6km eastern section of Line 1 between Acesso Norte and Pirajá.
Five stations along the stretch of Line 1 are scheduled to enter into revenue service in June 2014 for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
System installation on the first stretch of Line 1 is currently under advanced stages of construction, while the second line is expected to begin operational service in spring 2017.
Brazilian project management subcontractor MCA has been selected to work along with Egis on the contract.