The Santiago Metro in Chile has awarded Ayesa, a global provider of technology and engineering services, an €11M, 66-month contract to carry out the technical inspection of the lot covering sections 2, 3 and 4 of Line 7.
The Chilean Government is expected to invest $2.5bn in the line, which will cross the capital from east to west over 26km dotted with nineteen stations allowing passengers to travel from Renca to Vitacura in 43 minutes.
The contract awarded to Ayesa covers a 10km stretch and involves supervising all aspects relating to construction, verification of compliance with technical specifications, document control for construction and installation contracts, compliance with construction methods and safety standards, and monitoring of the progress made and the schedule for implementation, to name but a few examples.
The section in question forms the central part of the line, and runs from Matucana to Isidora Goyenechea. The tunnel will be created using NATM and will have a total of eight stations. It will be connected to various lines, including the extension of Line 6, and use driverless trains.
This is the second contract Ayesa has been awarded for the Santiago Metro. It also recently secured a project to provide technical inspection services for the installation, testing and commissioning of the systems and equipment for the extension of Line 3.