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FCC lands contracts in Peru worth 200 million euro


FCC lands contracts in Peru worth 200 million euro

  • The company will modernise Callao Port in Lima, the largest in Peru, for 165 million euro
  • It will also upgrade the Trujillo sports complex, site of the Bolivarian Games


FCC lands contracts in Peru worth 200 million euro

FCC has landed two new contracts in Peru. It will modernise Callao Port, the largest in the country and one of South America's largest Pacific ports, for around 165 million euro, and upgrade the Trujillo sports complex, in northeast Peru, for 32.2 million euro.

The Callao contract is part of a very ambitious investment plan amounting to 1 billion dollars through 2020. The project will affect piers 5 and 11, which will measure 560 metres and 280 metres, respectively.
Pier 5 is used for containers and bulk ore, while pier 11 provides port services for food imports and has cement silos with a storage capacity of 25,000 tonnes.

FCC has 23 months to complete the work on this phase of the port, which handles more than 1.9 million containers annually. The client, APM Terminals, a Maersk Group company, is the world's fourth-largest port operator.

Work on the port will modernise infrastructure and equipment to adapt to current cargo transport demand as well as ship sizes and draughts. The company will also outfit the port with better equipment to respond to the types of cargo that will be handled.

As regards the contract to upgrade the Trujillo sports complex (also known as Chicago sports complex), the company will build an athletics stadium, an indoor arena, and supplementary infrastructure in preparation for the 2013 Bolivarian Games, an international multi-sport event held every four years between Bolivarian countries (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Venezuela). Other countries that will participate in this year's games are Chile, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Guatemala and Paraguay.

The centerpiece of the new installations (total area: 23,587 m2) will be a 5,505-seat athletics stadium. It will include a 400-metre track with a central enclosed area with natural grass, 2 long and triple jump runways measuring 61 metres with a sand box on each side, 2 pole vaulting runways, 2 high jump areas, 2 javelin throw runways, 2 discus throwing platforms, and 2 hammer throwing platforms. Below the grandstand, the company will build a warm-up track, men's and women's locker rooms and sauna, and a gym. The facility will also include a centre providing the following treatments: hydrotherapy, cardiovascular, paraffin, electro-medicine, and ultrasound.

The complex will also have a covered arena (almost 4,000 m2) with capacity for 2,514 spectators. It will be used for multi-sport and martial arts events. The sports complex (6,466 m2) will have four courts (for basketball and volleyball) and telescopic stadiums seating for 2,688 people. The artistic and rhythmic gymnastics portion of the Bolivarian games will be held there.
The new facilities will have a car park with 235 spaces, a promenade with central gardens connecting the arena and the sports complex, and a three-storey general services building.

FCC's experience in port construction

FCC has extensive experience in the construction of complex ports, such as the Condamine port's floating pier in Monaco. The company also built Port Olímpic, in Barcelona; Igoumenitsa Port in Greece; and the bulk solids terminal in the Port of Castellón.

It recently expanded El Musel port, in Gijón; refurbished the southern dock of the Port of Castellón; and built new locks at the Ports of Seville and Vienna.

In 2011, FCC was awarded the contract for the new container terminal in the Port of Cádiz. The project will be completed in 2015. At the end of 2012, FCC was awarded a 407.2 million euro contract to expand the Açu Superport, in Brazil, the third-largest in the world and the largest in the Americas. The execution period is 32 months.

A strong presence in Latin America

FCC, the Citizen Services Group, has contracts in Latin America worth over 2.5 billion euro. These two new contracts in Peru strengthen its leadership on the continent, a strategic area in the company's globalisation process. Other important projects currently under way in the region include the construction of Line 1 of Panama Metro, a hospital complex in Panama City, a new access channel from the Pacific to the Panama Canal, and the Mina de Cobre road.

In Costa Rica, the company is expanding the Cañas-Liberia national highway in Guanacaste and holds the concession (through Globalvía) to operate the San José-Caldera toll road. At the end of the year, FCC obtained a contract to build the control tower at Colombia's El Dorado airport, which ranks first in Latin America in terms of cargo volume and third in passenger traffic.