November 16, 2011

Contract awarded for Los Teques metro Line 2

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WORK on the 12km, six station Line 2 of the Los Teques metro network in Venezuela has taken a significant step forward after the consortium of civil works companies Odebrecht, Brazil, and Vinncler, Venezuela, awarded the Alstom-led consortium, Empresas Group, a Euros 530m contract to equip the line.
With a contract-share of around Euros 325m, Alstom will coordinate the project and will deliver engineering, integration and commissioning of the electro-mechanical works on a turnkey basis. The company will also supply 22 six-car Metropolis metro trains, medium voltage electrification, traction power substations, and part of the signalling equipment for the project which is scheduled to be operational by 2015.
Los Teques metro is a suburban extension of the Caracas metro system. Line 1 opened in 2006 and currently carries over 42,000 people per day. The government also plans to build a third 18.5km, five-station line to complete the network.
Alstom holds a 60% stake in Empresas Group, along with Colas Rail (22%) and Thales (17%).

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