FCC lands contracts in Peru worth €200 million


FCC has landed two new contracts in Peru. It will modernise Callao Port, the largest in the country and one of South America’s biggest Pacific ports, for around 165 million euro, and upgrade the Trujillo sports complex, in north east Peru, for 32.2 million euro.

The Callao contract is part of an ambitious investment plan by the Peruvian government amounting to 1 billion dollars through 2020. The project will affect piers 5 and 11, which will measure 560 metres and 280 metres, respectively.

Pier 5 is used for containers and bulk ore, while pier 11 provides port services for food imports and has cement silos with a storage capacity of 25,000 tonnes. FCC has 23 months to complete the work on this phase of the port, which handles more than 1.9 million containers annually. The client, APM Terminals, a Maersk Group company, is the world’s fourth-largest port operator.

As regards the contract to upgrade the Trujillo sports complex (also known as Chicago sports complex), the company will build an athletics stadium, an indoor arena, and supplementary infrastructure in preparation for the 2013 Bolivarian Games, an international multi-sport event held every four years between Bolivarian countries (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Venezuela). Other countries that will participate in this year’s games are Chile, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Guatemala and Paraguay.

The centrepiece of the new installations (total area: 23,587 m2) will be a 5,505-seat athletics stadium. It will include a 400-metre track with a central enclosed area with natural grass, 2 long and triple jump runways measuring 61 metres with a sand box on each side, 2 pole vaulting runways, 2 high jump areas, 2 javelin throw runways, 2 discus throwing platforms, and 2 hammer throwing platforms. Below the grandstand, the company will build a warm-up track, men’s and women’s locker rooms and sauna, and a gym. The facility will also include a centre providing the following treatments: hydrotherapy, cardiovascular, paraffin, electro-medicine, and ultrasound.

The complex will also have a covered arena (almost 4,000 m2) with capacity for 2,514 spectators. It will be used for multi-sport and martial arts events. The sports complex (6,466 m2) will have four courts (for basketball and volleyball) and telescopic stadium seating for 2,688 people. The artistic and rhythmic gymnastics portion of the Bolivarian games will be held there.

The new facilities will have a car park with 235 spaces, a promenade with central gardens connecting the arena and the sports complex, and a three-storey general services building.

FCC, the Citizen Services Group, has contracts in Latin America worth over 2.5 billion euro, the Spanish company said in a press release. These two new contracts in Peru strengthen its leadership on the continent, a strategic area in the company’s globalisation process.

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