Three consortia line up for Lima Metro Line 2 5 Feb 2014
Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Three consortia are prequalified by the Peruvian transportation investment agency Proinversion for the US$5.7 billion 35-year concession to design, finance, build, operate, maintain and transfer 35km of underground metro in the capital city, Lima.
Fig 1. Line 2 and partial Line 4 alignments

Fig 1. Line 2 and partial Line 4 alignments

The consortia, announced today (5 February), are:
• New Lima Metro Consortium, comprising
   Cosapi SA, Impregilo, Dragados, SpA, Iridium
   Infrastructure Concessions SA, Vialia
   Management Company Infrastructure
   Concessions SL, Ansaldo Breda SpA and Ansaldo
   STS SpA
• Lima Metro Underground Consortium,
   comprising Astaldi SpA and Infrastructure
   Operations Controller SA de CV
• Consortium of Lima Metro Line 2, comprising
   Latinvest Odebrecht Peru SAC Norberto
   Odebrecht Construction, Grana y Montero SAA,
   Construtora Andrade Gutierrez SA Peru Branch
   and Branch Construtora Queiroz Galvao SA Peru.
Proinversion says envelopes containing details of the technical bids will be opened on February 21, while envelopes containing financial bids will be opened a week later at which time the contract will be awarded.
Lima Metro funding boost Jan 2015
Patrick Reynolds for TunnelTalk
Multinational banks are gearing up their debt funding support for Peru’s public private partnership (PPP) scheme to build the underground section of Line 2 of Lima’s metro system, and tunnels for the first stretch of Line 4.
A loan package totalling US$750 million has been approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), and the World Bank Group is assessing a possible US$300 million loan to the scheme, which involves construction of 35km of tunnels.
The Line 2/Line 4 airport spur scheme is being developed under a 35-year PPP concession awarded almost a year ago to concessionaire Metro de Lime Linea 2 S.A. The project budget is US$5.84 billion, and is split 72: 28 between the state and concessionaire.
IADB’s loan package was approved in December, and provides funding support to both the concessionaire and the government. The bulk of the money – US$450 million – will go to the concessionaire, and the state is to receive a loan of US$300 million.
The debt funding to the concessionaire comes in two loans, the majority – US$400 million from IADB’s own coffers, while the remaining US$50 million is being provided by the China Co-financing Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Following the IADB step, the World Bank is now assessing possible debt funding support to the scheme. The provisional dates for appraisal of the loan application and subsequent board review are late January and late March, respectively.
Services will be introduced in phases from the end of 2017 when the first 15km of line is to be brought into operation. By 2019-20 the full five-year design and construction period is to be complete with a new station about every kilometre of line.
Metro de Lime Linea 2 S.A. includes Spanish companies Iridium, ACS, and its subsidiary Dragados, and FCC; local firm COSAPI; and Salini Impregilo and Ansaldo of Italy. They were the only group of three shortlisted ventures to submit full bids.
The Line 2/Line 4 scheme is the first major step in a metro strategy to build almost 170km of network in four lines. Design is getting underway for Line 3.
The project - the largest in Peruvian transportation history - comprises 27km of all-underground Line 2, plus an 8km underground spur to the airport which will make up the first section of Line 4 (Fig 1). Additionally 35 new stations will be constructed, seven of them mined and the rest constructed by cut and cover.
According to technical consultant Geodata, which worked closely with Proinversion on feasibility studies, preliminary designs, alignments, and geo-technical studies, the tunnels will be designed as single bore/bi-directional. Excavation will be completed in two stages, each requiring four EPBMs for a total of eight machines. Minimum TBM diameter will be 9.2m.
State investment will be approximately US$4.6 billion, with the winning bidder expected provide up to US$1.1 billion of private finance as part of the concessionary agreement. The project is to be delivered in 62 months.
"Building a system on a viaduct would cost a third of what it will to run it underground, but the social cost to the city would have been too high," said Christy Garcia-Goths, Head of Railway Projects at Proinversion.
Lima, which suffers enormous traffic problems, plans a metro system that will be 180km over six lines once fully constructed. The first 22km of the elevated north-south Line 1 was finally inaugurated in 2011, 25 years after the first stone was laid. Funding problems and problems relating to Lima's highly seismic geological conditions meant that for many years critical sections were left unfinished. Construction started on a 12km extension to Line 1 in April 2012, and is now 80 percent complete.
Lima RFQ for 35km of underground metro 06 Mar 2013
Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
A request for qualifiers is issued by Peru for the concession to finance, design, build and operate Line 2, and part of the future Line 4 airport extension, of the Lima Metro.
Project scope includes 35km of twin-tube running tunnels, stations, rolling stock and systems along two corridors in the Peruvian capital city. The RFQ documents are issued by Proinversion, the agency for promotion of private investment that has been commissioned by the Ministry of Transport to deal with the bidding process.
Line 2 will establish for the first time in Peru's capital city, an underground connection between the district of Ate Vitarte in the east and the port of Callao in the west. The total distance of 27km includes an interconnection with the existing Metro Line 1 at Lima Central Station (Fig 1).
Project scope also includes an 8km alignment of what will eventually be Line 4, which will link Line 2 to Jorge Chavez international airport. All 35km is confirmed as underground, with TBM excavation and segmental linings selected in initial feasibility studies as the preferred tunnelling method. The project also includes construction of 35 mostly cut-and-cover stations.
Total cost is estimated at US$5.4 billion, nearly US$3 billion of which will be for civil construction.
Planned metro system for Lima

Planned metro system for Lima

Proinversion anticipates a two year period of detailed design before construction can begin, and plans to open the alignments in sections. The first section is scheduled currently to begin operations in 2016.
At present, a 21.5km-long section of Line 1 is complete. Built mostly as an elevated structure between Villa El Salvador and Avenida Grau, Line 1 services began commercial operations in 2011. Construction of a US$600 million 12.5km Line 1 extension to San Juan de Lurigancho started in April 2012.
Work is being carried out by Brazilian constructor Odebrecht and Peru's Graña y Montero, which also completed the first stretch of Line 1 at a cost of US$410 million. The Line 1 extension is due for completion in December 2013.
Peru to begin design of Lima Metro Line 3 - TunnelTalk, July 2014
Three consortia line up for Lima Metro Line 2 - TunnelTalk, February 2014

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