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Esther Alcocer Koplowitz underlines the commitment to Panama that represents for FCC the new Metro line 2

03/06/2015

Esther Alcocer Koplowitz underlines the commitment to Panama that represents for FCC the new Metro line 2

  • The Citizen Services Group will work, in partnership with Brazil's Odebrecht, in the construction of the new metro line, for an amount of 1.650 million Euros.
  • The construction will have 16 stations and 21 kilometers of elevated rails and will approximately benefit half a million people in the Eastern sector of Panama.

 

 

Esther Alcocer Koplowitz underlines the commitment to Panama that represents for FCC the new Metro line 2

Esther Alcocer Koplowitz, FCC's chairwoman, has underlined the commitment to work and invest in Panama that represents for Citizen Services Group the awarding of Metro line 2 in the capital of the Central American country. In a visit of the Spanish Minister of Development, Ana Pastor, to the premises of the Metro Secretary and to line 1 (also built by FCC and Odebrecht), Esther Alcocer Koplowitz, said: "we are facing a new stage with which we strengthen our continued interest and commitment to work and invest in Panama".

After expressing the joy, pride and responsibility that this award implies, Esther Alcocer Koplowitz said that "after so many shared experiences, we feel as Panamanians as the 1,500 people who make possible our projects here."

The makers for FCC in the area, explained to the Minister of Development, Ana Pastor, in the presence of the president of Metro of Panama, Roberto Roy, the characteristics of the new line 2 and of all the other works of the Group of Citizen Services in the Central American country. For her part, Ana Pastor congratulated FCC for this award, making reference at the same time to the group of works that Spanish companies are developing in Panama.

The awarding to the Spanish-Brazilian consortium was officially made yesterday by the authorities of the Central American country. FCC and Odebrecht won the tender with a bid of 1,650 million Euros and a total scoring of 855.98 out of a total of 1,000 in the whole of the technical and financial bid.

Specifically, the financial bid was of 1,858 million dollars (1,650 million Euros) against a reference price of 1.818 million dollars (over 1,610 million Euros) set by the Metro Secretary. The exclusion range for bidders was set at 20% in both upper and lower ranges.

The contract for the construction of line 2 of Panama Metro consists of the services of engineering design, the construction of civil works, the auxiliary facilities of the line, the supply and installation of integrated rail systems including rolling stock and the line launching.

The construction will have 16 stations and 21 kilometres of elevated rails connecting the stations from the district of San Miguelito with the sector of the 24 December.

This project will approximately benefit half a million people in the Eastern sector of Panama.

FCC has an extensive experience in Metros, having already built the first line in Panama and being a part now of the construction of lines 4, 5 and 6 of Riyadh Metro, of the Metro Red Line in Doha, and of Metro line 2 in Lima, as well as the Metros of Toronto and Bucharest, among others.
 

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