COMSA consolidates in Latin America with new railway contracts

COMSA consolidates its presence in the Latin American railway market. Thanks to its high degree of specialization, the company has gained access to Uruguay with its first contract and has strengthened in Brazil with various important projects for the Brazilian railway system, the most recent as part of a consortium for phase two of Line 4 of the Sao Paulo Metro.

With contract totaling more than 235 million euros, the project covers the commissioning of four new stations, the construction of more than 2,000 meters of tunnel, and the construction of three emergency exit shafts, as the principal actions on this line that moves 1.7 million passengers a day.

The construction company also recently completed the doubling of 60 kilometers in the Boa Vista-Canguera line in the state of Sao Paulo, for 35 million euros. The project was executed for ALL (América Latina Logística), one of Brazil’s leading logistics operators, with the goal of improving railway accesses for cargo transport from the interior of the country to the Santos port. It was also awarded a contract as part of a consortium for the doubling of various sections of the Carajás railway, in the state of Pará, for Vale do Rio Doce, the world’s second largest mining company, for 14 million Euros.

On the other hand, the Ministry of Transport and Public Works in Uruguay has awarded COMSA the remodelling work on a 327 kilometre section of railway line between the towns of Piedra Sola and Salto Grande, a branch line mainly used for freight. This is the first railway contract awarded to the company in the country.

Worth more than 94 million Euros, the modernization work will include the installation of 562,000 metres of rails, 136,000 wooden sleepers, more than 100,000 cubic metres of ballast, as well as work related to alignment and mechanized levelling and reinforcement of bridges.

Through these projects, both countries are trusting COMSA’s century-long rail experience and, meanwhile, the company is also expanding its presence in Latin America, where it has already established activity in Argentina, Mexico, Colombia and Peru. Among the most emblematic works in these countries are the rehabilitation and maintenance of Line 12 of Mexico City’s Metro and the construction of the Chascomús bypass in Argentina.