Mexico Awards Key Railway Project

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The 10.1bn-peso (US$780mn) project includes building a route between Observatorio in Mexico City and Zinacantepec in Mexico state (Edomex) operated by electric trains that will travel at speeds of up to 160km/h. The line will have four stations and two main terminals, including a stop at Metepec, close to Toluca international airport.

The consortium got the highest score in the tender, although it did not submit the lowest economic bid.

The project has been divided into a series of separate tenders, with the construction contracts open to Mexican companies only.

A consortium consisting of Caabsa Constructora, Omega Construcciones and Mexicana de Presfuerzo submitted the highest bid at 11.1bn pesos, while a consortium led by Tradeco Infraestructura presented the lowest bid at 7.4bn pesos.

Many of Mexico's largest construction firms submitted bids as a consortium, with ICA teaming up with Grupo Carso.

SCT has yet to award two other stretches.

[readon1 url="http://www.bnamericas.com/news/infrastructure/mexico-awards-key-railway-project"]Source:www.bnamericas.com[/readon1]

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