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ARCADIS wins major metro contract in Chile

ARCADIS, the world’s leading natural and built asset design and consultancy firm, announced today that it has been awarded a contract to provide engineering consulting services for the design of the stations of Line 3 of the Santiago Metro in Chile. The contract has an estimated value of US$11 million to ARCADIS with a timeline of 18 months for design and 36 months for construction supervision. The services will be carried out by a joint venture of ARCADIS and WorleyParsons. For ARCADIS, a team of 40 people will work on the project.

The project is part of the Urban Transport Investment Plan in the city of Santiago, expanding Metro S.A.’s 100 km network to 140 km. Line 3 is a new 22 km of track with 18 new stations, covering a large portion of the city. It will intersect with almost all current metro lines. Therefore, the major challenge for this project is to develop a design that addresses the interaction with existing lines through tunnels and stations. ARCADIS will perform detailed engineering of all the stations for Line 3, generating all the plans and tender documents. The line will be operational in 2018. Capabilities delivered will include architecture, structures, tunnels, electrical and mechanical engineering. Through this contract, the ARCADIS joint venture becomes the only company involved in all stages of Line 3, and a leading solutions provider to Metro S.A.

“ARCADIS is proud to work with Metro to develop innovative solutions for meeting the demands of the growing and increasingly mobile communities it serves,” said Hernan Bezamat, CEO for ARCADIS Chile. “Adding to the complexity of the project is the need to tunnel under one of the most densely populated cities in the country. ARCADIS thrives on challenging projects like these where we can showcase our engineering expertise while balancing the needs of growing communities with minimal impacts to the environment.”