PRESS RELEASE 15 Jun 2011
Pöyry awarded 6.4 million assignment for metro project in Peru
PÖYRY PLC Press release 15 June 2011 at 3.45 p.m.
Pöyry's Urban & Mobility business group has been awarded a design review and construction supervision contract by PROVIAS/AATE for the metro system in Lima and Callao. The services cover both the civil works and the electromechanical systems. Pöyry's share of the assignment is EUR 6.4 million.
The project consists of the construction of a new 12 km section (Stage 2) of Line 1. The project is estimated to be completed in September 2013. It will be executed in cooperation with the Peruvian engineering firm CESEL S.A., the same company which is at the moment carrying out the supervision of the Stage 1 together with Pöyry.
When the Stage 2 is completed, it will connect two of the most populated districts of Lima: Villa El Salvador in the south and San Juan de Lurigancho in the north east. The line will pass through 10 districts of Lima, thus being within reach of more than 3 million inhabitants. There will be 26 passenger stations and the system is estimated to carry 300 000 passengers a day with a minimum headway of 180 seconds.
The metro system will significantly improve the public transport system of Lima, which is the fifth largest city in Latin America, with a population fast approaching 9 millions. It is expected, that the new line will reduce the average travel time by at least 50% while the safety and comfort for the passengers will be increased significantly in comparison with the existing bus lines.
Additional information by:
Thierry Dugay, President, Business Area Latin America & Spain, Urban & Mobility Business Group, Spain
Tel. +34 91 534 13 95
Andy Goodwin, President, Urban & Mobility Business Group, Switzerland
Tel. +41 44 355 5555
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