Somague “wins” €21M Azores project

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Sacyr Somague will lead a consortium of construction companies that will redo the jetties for both the commercial and recreational ports of Vila do Porto on the island of Santa Maria in the Azores after they were badly damaged by storms.

With a budget of €21 million, the works period is 33 months in a project that will involve refurbishing the jetty and redoing the respective road and road access areas, embankments and other commercial and fishing accesses, as well as the recreation port’s jetty.
The works were awarded by Ports of Azores to a consortium led by Sacyr Somague (60%) and aim to improve and better regulate the operational capacities of the commercial and recreation ports of Vila do Porto which were badly damaged by Hurricane Lorenzo.
Sacyr Somague is also doing repair and refurbishment works to the port Porto das Poças in Santa Cruz das Flores to increase passenger transport capacity. The construction company also is building a quay bridge as part of a consortium in projects totalling over €46 million.
The company is also involved in a project to build a ramp for Ro-Ro ships and the ferry, and complementary works to improve operations at the port Porto das Pipas at Angra do Heroísmo (Terceira island) worth some €17 million.
Somague, which was founded in 1947 by José Vaz Guedes, was originally involved in post-war large public infrastructure projects (dams, ports, viaducts and roads). The first works undertaken was the construction of the Castelo de Bode dam on the Zêzere river in Portugal.
In 2000, Somague partnered with the Sacyr Vallehermoso Group, a business group that brought together several leading companies in different segments. Finally, Somague was fully integrated into the group in 2004, resulting in a larger, stronger group of companies, capable of
competing on a much larger scale. The company also operates in Brazil, Mozambique and Angola.