Brazil Procurement News Notice - 59402

Procurement News Notice

PNN 59402
Work Detail Following test-drilling works, works on the bridge will begin in 2025 Test-drilling has started for the Salvador-Itaparica road bridge, which is taking shape in the Bahia state of Brazil. Once complete, the structure will span 12.4km, crossing the Bay of All Saints, connecting Salvador, the capital city of Bahia State, with the island of Itaparica, which already has fixed links to the mainland on its side of the bay. The cable-stayed bridge will be accompanied by approximately 34km of highways, two tunnels, and viaducts. Together, they will provide ‘a new vector of income distribution’ and could benefit 10m Bahians in 250 municipalities. The scheme will also boost tourism by reducing journey times to popular destinations. According to a report, the bridge was agreed as a public-private partnership deal five years ago, and is set to become Latin America’s second-longest. Its total construction cost is estimated to be US $1.8bn. A consortium consisting of China Communications Construction Company and China Railway 20 Bureau Group has been selected to build, operate, and maintain the bridge for 35 years. The consortium was the only bidder for the project, and the final contract was signed in November 2020, after the pandemic delayed the start of construction and caused an increase in cost by around $500mn. According to a report from the Bahia State government, drilling on land will be completed by the end of February, followed by surveying in the bay. This will involve drilling from ships to collect seabed samples and will take the rest of the year. Work on the bridge itself will commence in early 2025.
Country Brazil , South America
Industry Energy & Power
Entry Date 09 Feb 2024

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