14 groups prequalify for US$300mn Panama roadworks

Bnamericas Published: Tuesday, January 03, 2023
14 groups prequalify for US$300mn Panama roadworks

Fourteen of the 15 groups that submitted documentation for a contract to repair and maintain the Panamerican East highway in Panama will advance to the next stage, the public works ministry (MOP) said in a statement. 

The 14 companies are now prequalified and can present bids.

According to the process PRE-001-009-2022-RAPP-P1, companies from 11 countries filed documentation in September to participate in the tender. The 15 groups are: 

IC ICTAS Insaat Sanayi Ve Ticaret

Intervial Chile

Promotora y Desarrolladora Mexicana de Infraestructura

Controladora de Operaciones de Documentación Infraestructura

Consorcio CRCCII-CCECC – comprising CRCC International Investment Company (CRCCII) and China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC).

Strabag AG

Consorcio PAES – comprising Caribbean Basin Construction Corporation, Consorcio Remix and CTL Ingeniería

Consorcio CPA Consorcio – comprising Constructora MECO and Constructora MECO Panama

Consorcio La Gran Vía Panamericana, comprising Shandong HI – Speed Group and China CAMC Engineering (Panama branch). 

Consorcio APP Las Garzas, comprising Yaviza (Mota Engil Engenharia e Construcao (Panama branch) and Mota-Engil México

Consorcio Rehabilitación de la Panamerica Este – comprising GAMI Ingeniería e Instalaciones (Panama branch) and Centroequipos

Construcciones El Cóndor

Consorcio Panamericana Este – comprising Obrascón Huarte Lain and Cointer Chile

Consorcio API Movilidad – IMESAPI and Inversiones FJ

China Harbour Engineering Company

MOP did not specify which company was disqualified. 

Last week, the ministry announced that that the project structuring is moving forward. The project was presented in 2021 and involves the 246km-stretch between Las Garzas in Panamá province, and Yaviza in Darién province. The works were split into three stretches. 

The repairs stage is meant to last 1-2 years, to be followed by maintenance over 10-11 years. 

Capex has been estimated at US$292mn.

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