The design of the tunnel under the Canal is awarded to companies from Spain and the EEUU

Posted on 2021-08-18

The Panama Metro awarded the design of the tunnel for its line 3, that will pass under the Interoceanic canal, to the integrated consortium by the Spanish company Typsa and the American Louis Berger, for a value of 9.8 million dollars.
In accordance with the data published this Wednesday in the public portal Panamá Compra, The tender maintained a reference price of 13 million dollars and was awarded last Friday to the Spanish-American consortium, which You will have up to 15 months to deliver the design.
The Túnel de Las América consortium, made up of Tecnica y Proyectos, SA-Typsa and Louis Berger LAC. S. de RL, submitted the second cheapest proposal.
The Ayesa-ILF Consortium (Ayesa Ingeniería y Arquitectura, SA, Ayesa Panamá, SA and ILF Consulting Engineers Austria GMBH) competed since last June; the Aecom-Sener Tunnel Line 3 Consortium (URS Holdings, Inc. and Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas, SA); Y the Applus Norcontrol Panamá, SA Consortium / Applus Norcontrol SL Sociedad Unipersonal / Geocontrol, SA
According to information published this Wednesday by local media, the General Directorate of Public Procurement (DGCP) hA claim filed by the Aecom-Sener Consortium had been rejected and hours later it would be awarded to the Spanish-American alliance.
The construction of this tunnel it is accompanied by the third metro line, which will connect the provinces of Panama, where the capital is located, with the contiguous Panama Oeste, which in its underground section it will pass under the Canal traveling 5.3 kilometers with a depth no greater than 64 meters, according to official information.
The works of the third line of the Panama City metro began last February under the orders of the consortium led by the Korean Hyundai, which was awarded the project with a cost of 2,844.09 million dollars.
The authorities, who estimate that the line culminates in a little over four years, already warned that for the construction of the tunnel there would not be an addendum to the contract for the metro line.
Panama is the onlyor a Central American country with a Metro system, which has Line 1, inaugurated in April 2014 and Line 2, in April 2019, both built by the consortium formed by Odebrecht and FCC, companies investigated for alleged corruption.