Seven international consortia responded to an RFQ for the 20-year, USD 4.4bn Bogotá Metro concession, public company Empresa Metro de Bogotá (EMB) announced.
In a 25 February statement, EMB announced the following teams, including bidders from Asia, Central America and Europe:
– Consorcio Metro de Bogotá: FCC concesiones de infraestructura, Carso infraestructura y construcción, Promotora del Desarrollo de América Latina (IDEAL)
– APCA Metro Capital: Controladora de Operaciones de Infraestructura, ICA constructora, Power China International Group, Siemens Project Ventures, Strukton Integrale Projecten
– China Railway Group Limited: China Railway Group
– Consorcio Sunrise: Acciona Construcción, Impregilo International Infraestructures, Ansaldo STS, Hitachi Rail Italy
– APCA Transmimetro: China Harbour Engineering, Xi’an Metro Company
– Consorcio Línea 1: Obrascon Huarte Laín (OHL), Andrade Gutiérrez Engenhaira, Camargo Correa Infra construcoes, CCR
– Unión Metro Capital: Sacyr Concesiones Colombia, Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF), Hyundai Engineering & Construction, STOA
EMB will take six weeks to analyze the credentials before announcing on 23 May the final list of teams that will compete for the concession contract for the first line of the city’s metro system.
EMB expects to award the contract in September or October 2019.
Interested consortia had to demonstrate that they had experience in at least two metro projects and have combined capital reserves of at least USD 1.75bn, of which the lead company should have a minimum of USD 700,000.
The government entity has explained that of the total USD 4.4bn capex, the concessionaire will fund USD 1.1bn through equity (USD 300m) and debt (USD 800m) for importing construction equipment and providing the trains and coaches.
The government will pay the concessionaire USD 2.6bn for the public works during the construction of the rails and the stations.
The remaining USD 700m from the government and multilateral lenders will pay for the anticipated transfer of gas and water piping, telecoms lines and other assorted networks as well as the project management office and land acquisitions.