Mota-Engil in the running for Bogotá contract

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The construction consortium Mota-Engil and CRRC (China) are one of four consortia in the running to build the second line of the Bogotá metro in Colombia.

The contract is worth US$2Bn (€1.8Bn) and if it wins would be the biggest contract the firm has won to date.
Up until now, Mota-Engil’s biggest project has been the Kano-Maradi railway line between Nigeria and Niger worth US$1.8Bn.
Public company Empresa Metro de Bogotá (EMB) announced the four international consortia competing for the contract at the end of last week.
In addition to the consortium Mota-Engil Colombia/CRRC, the other competitors for the concession are the Chinese Harbour Engineering Company and Xi’an Rail Transportation Group Company, China Railway Construction Electrification Bureau with China Railway Construction Corporation International Investment, as well as the Spanish consortia Sacyr Concesiones, Acciona Concesiones and CAF Investment projects according to the business daily Negócios.
The Colombian authorities are to draw up a final list of candidates who meet all of the requirements within thee weeks.