Major Ongoing Projects

NORTH AMERICA

  • I-15 improvement project in Riverside, California, adding two HOV express lanes in each direction over a distance of about 15 miles (24.1 km). AZTEC is part of the Design Build consortium, together with the Swedish construction company Skanska and the American company Ames Construction. Client: Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC)/ California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).
  • The northamerican subsidiary AZTEC is part of the project team that designs the 36 km-long Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, in the state of Arizona. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) finalized a PPP with the consortium Connect 202 Partners to develop the freeway. Client: Connect 202 Partners (Fluor, Granite and Ames).
  • Owner’s engineering and construction supervision services for a 1000 MW solar photovoltaic facility in Kern County (California). Los Angeles Water and Power Department (LAWPD) will purchase all the energy the plant generates and distribute it on the city’s power grid. Client: Capital Dynamics.
  • Detailed engineering for four PV plants totalling 20 MW in the state of Minnesota, for Konisto – NRG. Client: Konisto Companies, LLC.
  • Detailed Design for a new streetcar line in the city of Tempe (Arizona). The Project entails 4,5km in length and 14 stops, and will serve as link between the downtown of Tempe, University areas and the new urban developments in the north side of the city. Client: Valley Metro and City of Tempe.

SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA

  • The TYPSA Group,through Engecorps, its sister company in Brazil, is a member of the consortium providing engineering services to Norte Energía, the concession holder for the Belo Monte hydroelectric plant in Brazil. When completed, the plant’s output capacity will be 11,233 MW, and it will be the third largest in the world.
  • Preparation of the Integrated Water Resources Plan for the Rio Grande River Basin in the south-eastern region of Brazil, 143,000 km², 9 million inhabitants. Client: Brazilian National Water Agency (ANA).
  • Preparation of municipal basic sanitation plans for 357 municipalities in the state of São Paulo. Works include conducting planning studies for drinking water supply, sanitation, stormwater drainage and solid waste management for 3.2 million inhabitants over an area of 34,000 km². Client: São Paulo State Secretariat for Sanitation and Water Resources.
  • Preliminary and final designs for ETA-VI Water Treatment Plant and other infrastructure in the Indaiatuba (São Paulo) water treatment system. Client: Indaiatuba Autonomous Water and Sewage Service (SAAE).
  • Paraguay Hydrographic Region Water Resources Plan, Brazil, including the Pantanal Matogrossense UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. Area: 362.376 km². Population: 2.32 million. Client: National Water Agency.
  • Atlas of Brazil information and data update: Urban Water Supply for 228 municipalities with a total of 2.6 million inhabitants in the Doce River Basin. Client: Instituto BioAtlántico (IBIO AGB Doce).
  • Maintenance management of the 317 km-long section of road from Querétaro-San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The contract involves supervising the works to upgrade the section to meet the infrastructure standards and levels of service required and providing maintenance services until the end of the contract. Client: Fideicomiso Desarrollador Queretaro – San Luis, under the Mexican Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT).
  • Comprehensive advisory services, management, monitoring, supervision and administration for the operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of the Jala-Compostela-Las Varas Highway (83 km) and Branch to Compostela (13 km), in the State of Nayari, Mexico. Client: Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos S.N.C (BANOBRAS).
  • Design of Puerto Vallarta airport expansion, Mexico. The current terminal’s capacity will be doubled enabling it to be used as an international terminal. Client: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (GAP).
  • Conceptual and preliminary design for Coahuila Wind Farm, in Mexico, a 200 MW facility with 100 wind turbines. Client: Vientos de Coahuila SA de CV.
  • Advisory, management, monitoring and road rehabilitation and maintenance services for the Ciudad Valles and Tamuín bypass in the state of San Luis Potosí (in association), Mexico. The 49.5 km-long bypass includes 6 interchanges, 22 grade-separated crossings, 4 large bridges and 3 toll areas. Client: The National Bank of Public Works and Services (BANOBRAS).
  • Basic engineering design for La Tranca Reservoir, Coquimbo Region, Chile. The 115 m high CFR (Concrete Face Rockfill) dam on the Cogotí River will have a 50 hm³ storage capacity and will provide irrigation water for 4.940 ha. Client: Directorate of Hydraulic Works. Ministry of Public Works.
  • Basic engineering studies for the Port of San Antonio’s large-scale port (PGE) project. Chile’s main port, Port of San Antonio, is located in the central part of the country and is the closest port to the capital, Santiago. The studies encompass a new container terminal basin with a 3,500 m berthing line, which will allow for future port infrastructure as of the next decade, when it is estimated that demand will exceed the current capacity. Client: Empresa Portuaria San Antonio (EPSA), the state-owned company that manages and develops the port’s maritime-port activity.
  • Tender design for the Américo Vespucio highway concession in the Santiago metropolitan area, Chile. The design comprises a 5.2 km, two-way urban tunnel and its entrance and exit ramps. Client: Acciona Infrastructuras.
  • Detailed design of the interchange located in the Huertos Familiares sector on the Santiago – Los Vilos Route 5 North (Pan-American Highway), approximately 40 km north of Santiago, Chile. Client: Sociedad Concesionaria Autopista del Aconcagua (Globalvía).
  • Road Project package, in Paraguay, comprising highway feasibility studies and final engineering designs for 1000 kilometres of road, including dual carriageways, bypasses, junction upgrades, and local road and bridge improvements in rural areas. Client: Ministry of Public Works and Communications.
  • Consultancy for the administration and execution of rural road projects along approximately 6,800 km of road, in Paraguay, replacing bridges and upgrading road networks in 30 urban centres, (in association). Client: Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MOPC), with funding from the IDB.
  • Construction control of the BRT Project (Bus Rapid Transit or Metrobus) Central Corridor, sections 2 and 3, 11.4 km in length (in a joint venture), Paraguay. Client: (Ministry of Public Works and Communications).
  • Management and specialised advisory services for the Integral Sanitation Programme of the Bay of Asunción and the Metropolitan Area, Paraguay (joint venture). The contract is for technical support and services to manage investments that will help reduce pollution in the Bay of Asunción, contributing to the improvement of sanitary and environmental conditions for more than 120,000 inhabitants. Client: Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MOPC), with funding from the IDB.
  • Consultancy services to prepare the Design and Tender Documents for the construction of Arroyo Casupá dam, in Uruguay, to increase water reserves for Montevideo and surrounding areas. Client: Obras Sanitarias del Estado (State Sanitation Works Company. OSE), with funding from KfW (German Development Bank).
  • Supervision of the solid bulk terminal expansion works at the Port of Nueva Palmira. Nueva Palmira Free Zone, Department of Colonia, Uruguay. The existing ocean pier, known as Muelle Ultramar, will be extended to accommodate a new berth. The Project also includes new landside infrastructure for iron ore. Client: Corporación Navíos.
  • Consultancy services to measure compliance with IATA minimum technical requirements and service levels at Jorge Chávez International Airport plus 13 provincial airports in Peru. Client: OSITRAN (Supervising Body of Public Transport Infrastructure Investment).
  • Evaluation and structuring of the Guatemala City Ring-Road Project, to be implemented through a Public-Private Partnership. TYPSA will analyse various alternatives, which mainly consider linking the existing CA-09 North and CA-01 East roads, and define technical, economic-financial, socio-environmental, legal and cadastral structuring. Client: The National Competitiveness Program (PRONACOM), with funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
  • Contract in Colombia to supervise educational infrastructure upgrade works in 9 departments in the Caribbean, Andean and Amazon Regions (in joint venture). The project is part of the National Plan for Educational Infrastructure. Client: Educational Infrastructure Financing Fund (FFIE).
  • Final design of the El Salitre Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion and adjacent park, in Colombia. The plant will implement activated sludge secondary treatment, anaerobic digestion and energy cogeneration. The treatment capacity will almost double, increasing to 7.1 m³/s. Client: Aqualia.
  • National Water Supply and Sanitation Plan in El Salvador. The Plan focuses on measures to ensure optimum supply and sanitation service coverage for the whole country (6.4 million inhabitants) for a 20-year time horizon. Client: National Administration of Aqueducts and Sewers (ANDA) with Spanish International Cooperation Agency (AECID) funding.
  • Consulting services for the design of Carrizal hydroelectric power plant, in Bolivia, (in association). The contract comprises a 170 m high dam, a total of 22 km of hydraulic tunnels and a 350 MW hydroelectric power station. Client: Bolivian National Electricity Company (ENDE).
  • Turnkey design, construction and equipment supervision of a 55,000 m², 222-bed hospital complex in Villa Tunari, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia. Client: Ministry of Health.
  • Support to the “Honduras Sustainable Roads” Project. The Project comprises the rehabilitation, upgrading and road safety improvements on sections along the Western Corridor, which connects San Pedro Sula with the international border crossings with Guatemala and El Salvador. Client: European Investment Bank (EIB).
  • Construction management of wind farms at Chinchayote and San Marcos II, in the Cholueca region, some 100 km to the south-east of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Both farms are equipped with V117 – 3.3 MW turbines; 14 and 4 respectively. Tasks include reviewing the electrical engineering and construction management of access tracks, wind farm roads, crane pads, foundations, the collector system, substations and overhead transmission lines. Client: Vestas.
  • Project construction management of the new Civic Government Centre in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The 200,000 m² building will be built on 24-storeys with 5 basements, and will gather scattered government offices into one building housing forty public institutions. Client: GIA (concessionaire).
  • Study of the risks from natural disasters and environmental vulnerability in the municipality of Aquin, Haiti. Client: Ministry of Economy & Finance with funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

EUROPE

  • TYPSA Is the lead in a consortium providing Technical Assistance for the rehabilitation and signaling works of the 415 Km Irmak ‐ Karabuk ‐ Zongaldak Railway line, in Turkey, for the Turkish Ministry of Finance. This is currently the largest project financed by the EU.
  • Construction supervision of two waste water treatment plants and their collector networks in Mardin, Turkey. Two activated sludge plants designed for 150,000 Population Equivalent and a 180 km collector network. Client: Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, with European Commission funding.
  • Design of a expanded underground metro line in Stockholm, Sweden. The assignment, which are being carried out in Joint Venture with the Swedish consulting engineering company Sweco, includes the planning and design of the new 11-kilometre long underground rail line, which will run in a rock tunnel underneath the Saltsjön Sea from Kungsträdgården to Nacka and Gullmarsplan. The commission also includes the design of five new stations.
  • Tender design for a 2-km stretch of the Stockholm bypass in Skärholme, Sweden, involving widening the road and cut&cover access tunnels. Client: OHL Construcción.
  • Study and detailed design for a new tram line in Avenida Diagonal in Barcelona, Spain. The new 4 km line will connect the two existing tram networks (Trambaix and Trambesos). The contract also comprises the urban design of 200,000 m2 of land in the affected area. (Joint venture). Client: Barcelona d’Infraestructures Municipals (BIMSA).
  • Maintaining and monitoring the official river gauging network (44 control points) and the CAVE quality and discharge network (43 control points) in the Galicia-Costa River Basin District, Spain. Client: Augas de Galicia.
  • Preliminary study and conceptual design for Nokian Tyres Technology Centre in Santa Cruz de la Zarza (Toledo), Spain. This 300 ha complex will have several tracks for hot climate tyre testing, a dynamic platform and office buildings, workshops and warehouses. Client: Nokian Tyres plc.
  • The contract is for services to control operation and maintenance of waste water treatment facilities in southern Murcia (Guadalentín and Noroeste), Spain. Structures, processes, analysis, energy efficiency and research work are all contemplated in the contract and will be controlled at more than 50 treatment plants for 6 years. Client: ESAMUR (Murcia’s water treatment authority).
  • Final architectural and engineering design for Meloneras Boutique Hotel in Meloneras (Gran Canaria), Spain. The luxury hotel will have 266 rooms and a total GFA of approximately 45,000 m². Client: Lopesan Hotel Group.
  • Technical assistance and construction supervision for the railway access to Escombreras Basin, in Cartagena, Spain. The works include converting the basin access road to dual carriageway, rail access, and diversion of the Repsol pipe-rack. Client: Cartagena Port Authority.
  • Preliminary and detailed design and construction supervision services for a new shopping centre in Benidorm, Spain, to be built by Univail-Rodamco. The 125,000 m² building will comprise a two-level underground car park and three floors of retail space above ground. Client: Unibail-Rodamco.
  • Construction supervision of the new bus station in Logroño, Spain. This new building will face the railway station and be joined to it by a dome giving continuity to the 9,400 m2 intermodal transport complex and its 27 bus bays. Client: Logroño Integración del Ferrocarril 2002, S.A.
  • Construction supervision of the North West pier esplanade expansion works in the port of Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The expansion will be built using 34-m-long floating reinforced concrete caissons, which are filled once in place to create a 36,232 m² esplanade surface. Client: Balearic Islands Port Authority.

AFRICA

  • TYPSA is in the process of completing the feasibility study and preliminary design commissioned by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for the rehabilitation of the existing 1,200 km railway line between the port of Abidjan in Ivory Coast and the city of Kaya in Burkina Faso. The preliminary design for the construction of 460 km of new alignment between Kaya and Niamey in Niger is also under way and will foster economic and social development in the countries concerned, as a result of increased trade.
  • Supervision of construction works and technical support for the operation of a 33MW photovoltaic plant in Zagtouli, Burkina Faso. Client: Sonabel, Société Nationale Burkinabe d’Electricité, with financing from the European Union.
  • Technical assistance in support of the pilot action programme for rural development and agriculture (ENPARD). The programme aims to make better use of local agricultural and non-agricultural resources to revitalise rural areas by generating income and employment in the pilot rural areas of Ain-Témouchent, Laghouat,Tlemcen and Sétif, in Algeria. Client: European Commission.
  • Technical Study to prepare the Project for Economic & Environmental Rehabilitation of the Inner Niger Delta in Mali. The project aims to improve navigability, facilitate anti-erosion works and boost socio-economic development in the area. Client: Niger Basin Authority (Autorité du Bassin du Fleuve Niger), with World Bank funding.
  • Feasibility study and support to the creation of an Agricultural Growth Pole in the Tillabéri Region in Niger. Client: High Commission for Planning in the Niger Valley (HCAVN), funded by the World Bank.
  • Reconnaissance survey of agricultural water management in the Usangu Flats (Southern Tanzania). The study includes compiling inventories of basic land use, irrigation parameters and socio-economic data, which will be included in a Geographic Information System (GIS). Client: Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, with funding from the World Bank.
  • Works supervision for the rehabilitation and improvement of Diawel water stream (10km) in the River Senegal delta area, including dredging and dyking rehabilitation, and construction of infrastructure for irrigation schemes. Client: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Equipment, with funding from the World Bank.
  • Technical assistance in support of the pilot action programme for rural development and agriculture (ENPARD), Algeria (joint venture). The programme aims to make better use of local agricultural and non-agricultural resources to revitalise rural areas by generating income and employment in the pilot rural areas of Ain-Témouchent, Laghouat,Tlemcen and Sétif. Client: European Commission.
  • Landscape architecture and works supervision on 70 ha of urban land and 42 ha of green belt to upgrade public spaces in the west of the new city of Zenata, an urban development located about 15 km north-east of Casablanca, Morocco. Client: Société d’Aménagement Zenata (SAZ).

SOUTHEAST ASIA / PACIFIC

  • Design for the first phase for the Port of Colachel (Tamil Nadu, India). This major container port – hub project is located in the southernmost tip of the country and will eventually handle up to 16 million TEUs. Client: V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust/ Ministry of Shipping (India).
  • Project Management Consultancy Services for the construction of the 46 km-long, double line, electrified railway track for the Khurja-Dadri section of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor, in India. The works include review of designs prepared by the civil, electrical, signal and telecom work contractors and supervision of the works, as well as certification and implementation of safety, environment and other plans. Client: Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation, with funding from the World Bank.

MIDDLE EAST

  • TYPSA is working on the design of Riyadh Metro (Saudi Arabia) Lines 4, 5 and 6 in a Joint Venture with Atkins, the British engineering firm. The total investment of USD 21,200 m makes this one of the largest engineering contracts in the world. The section designed by TYPSA is 64.63 km long and includes 26.44 km of tunnel, 29.73 km of viaduct, 25 stations, 2 depots and 7 park and ride car parks.
  • The Saudi Railway Company (SAR) has contracted TYPSA to supervise the designs and construction of the Jubail-Damman railway link, including facilities within Jubail as well as the Northern Branch Line in Saudi Arabia. The total length of the project is 415 km and it is part of the Saudi rail network expansion. TYPSA is also providing support services to SAR in the land acquisition and tender processes for the different construction packages, and undertaking an operational risk and maintenance study for the rail links.
  • The Saudi Arabian National water Company has contracted TYPSA to provide construction management and works supervision services for the Riyadh Drinking Water Supply Plan. Works include 252 km of supply pipes up to 2.4 m in diameter as well as water tanks capable of holding over 1.25 million m3 of water.
  • The Saudi Ministry of Higher Education has commissioned TYPSA to provide technical support for the procedures management and supervision of the new Al-Jouf regional university in Saudi Arabia. There will be three different university campuses in the region: Sakaka, the main office; Tabarjal, about 200 km away; and Al-Qurayyat, 350 km away. The contract includes 17 faculty projects with a total gross floor area of 700,000 sq m. The investment amounts to 470 million Euros.
  • Detailed design of buildings currently under development, expansion, refurbishment and/or new construction at the Al-Imam University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The contract includes the refurbishment of part of the Faculty of Medicine on the Female Campus(19,000 m²), the new Koran School (8,000 m² + 5,000 m² plot), landscaping outside the Teaching Staff Housing Area (40,500 m²) and the extension of the Faculty of Science with a new classroom and office building (4,500 m2). Client: Al Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud University.
  • Engineering and consulting services for supervising the Project of SWRO (Sea Water Reverse Osmosis) Desalination (60,000 m3/day) and Photovoltaic Power Generation Plants (13MWac) in Al-Khafji City, Saudi Arabia. This will be the first desalination plant in the world to operate with solar energy. Client: Advanced Water Technology Co. (AWT).
  • Construction supervision services for Al Akaria’s multi-use building in Sitteen St., Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This 91,000 m² building comprises a hotel, offices and apartments. Client: Al Akaria Real Estate.
  • Framework contract for the contract management, design and construction of the new facilities (offices and warehouses) in Mobily’s new expansion plan. Mobily is renowned as Saudi Arabia’s second mobile service provider. Client: Etihad Etisalat Co. (Mobily).
  • In the United Arab Emirates detailed design for Ras Al Khaimah desalination plant: process and electromechanical equipment. This conventional reverse osmosis desalination plant will treat 100,000 m3 of sea water a day with DAF (dissolved air flotation), UF (ultra-filtration) and cartridge filters. Client: Tedagua (Cobra Group).
  • Maintenance of the road asset Management System for the UAE Federal Road Network. The 3-year contract for the maintenance of approximately 1,600 km of roadway in the Emirati motorway network includes condition surveys, maintenance of traffic and weigh-in-motion stations, and ICARO (Asset Management System) platform updates and developments. Client: Ministry of Infrastructure Development.
  • TYPSA is working on the design of several sections of the Red and Green Lines in the Doha Metro development program in Qatar. The metropolitan network in Qatar’s capital city will have four lines with an overall length of 211 km. The construction cost will be in excess of 20 billion euros and it will begin to operate in 2019.
  • Design services (joint venture) for two real estate developments in the Umm Ghuwailina and Al Mansoura districts in Doha, Qatar. The contract comprises the master plan, concept and detailed designs for a real estate development promoted by Qatar Rail on 249,000 m2 of land, where circa 497,000 m2 will be built for mixed uses (residential, retail, offices, etc.) Client: Qatar Rail.
  • Conceptual design and financial feasibility study for the expansion of Lahore airport terminal building (Pakistan) to enable it to cater for 25 million passengers/year and to increase the capacity of the current runway and taxiway system. Client: Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority.
  • Revamping 22 hospitals in Punjab, Pakistan. The contract involves inspecting the current condition of district and local hospitals and approving refurbishment designs. Client: Infrastructure Development Authority Punjab (IDAP)
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