The Ineco-Cobodes consortium has developed a strategic environmental assessment study for the Central Bioceanic Railway Corridor, a project undertaken by the government of Bolivia and funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which will connect the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean.
The works include the identification and evaluation of the strategic environmental and social impacts throughout the whole CFBC’s path in Bolivia.
The study aims to safeguard the vast natural heritage in the region, which consists of a multitude of natural areas with high biodiversity; and improve the quality of life of Bolivian people.
STADLER RAIL VALENCIA
SALi locomotive: At the end of 2017, Stadler Valencia and the Bolivian Ferroviaria Andina-FCA signed a contract for the supply of the first three state-of-the-art “SALi” locomotives. Due to its design and performance, SALi is destined to become the benchmark locomotive of the Bioceanic Rail Integration Corridor.
SALi (South American Light Loco) is a diesel-electric locomotive type Co’Co‘ with an ultra-light weight design and with forefront technology to successfully face the challenges entailed in operating on metre-gauge track under conditions of great altitude (over 5,000 m above sea-level) and capable of reaching a speed of 100km/h, combining a high-power output at great altitude with reduced fuel consumption. It features 6 AC traction motors and two acoustic and heat-insulated driver’s cabs, to enhance comfort under extreme temperature conditions.
Tranvía de Cochabamba: Stadler will also supply 12 trams to Cochabamba with capacity for 200 people that will start commercial service in 2020.
TPF GETINSA EUROESTUDIOS has been working in Bolivia since 2012. The company has been involved in the infrastructure development process, with a project portfolio totaling more than 10 million USD. In the railway sector, the Company has been engaged in the project for the renovation of the Cochabamba – Arani railway line, 64,5 km long. In the framework of this assignment, we have been working on the Identification Study and the Technical, Economic and Social and Enviromental Studies. This line runs through the Valle Alto of Cochabamba across flat and undulating land, with an altitude of 2,500-2,600 m above sea level and low slopes on soil subject to sheet and wind erosion.