The company’s investment in the South American market continues to generate major contracts for them, consolidating Ayesa’s position as the leading Spanish engineering firm in the urban transport sector. The firm’s good work has earned them a new contract working on the Lima Metro, which is expected to double the capacity of Peru’s infrastructure. More specifically, Ositran has awarded Ayesa and TMB the Comprehensive Supervision of Investment in Additional Rolling Stock and Supplementary Works for Line 1 of the Lima and Callao Electric Mass Transport System. It is valued at €6.8 million and will involve 35 months of work, meaning that the Group is active on projects for both lines that are currently being worked on in the capital. The project that they have won involves supervising the acquisition and testing of 20 five-coach trains and 39 additional carriages, the adaptation of new additions to the lines, remodelling five stations and modernising the electrical and rail signalling system.
With regards to the expansion of the Lima Metro’s Line 1, the biggest challenge is constructing the substructure and superstructure required to double the capacity of a line that will remain in use throughout the project. The contract also includes the supervision of works in various fields, adding another layer of complexity. With Line 1 remaining in operation throughout the works, a challenge is also presented in terms of operational security.
High-capacity This circuit was used by 320,000 people in 2016, a level of demand that was not originally expected until 2035. Thanks to the planned expansion work it will be able to transport up to 500,000 passengers per day, with a train every three minutes instead of the current six. These updates will resolve one of the two main problems currently faced by the city of Lima, given that the volume of private traffic is growing at an exponential rate. Other major South American metro systems that the company has worked on include Lines 1 and 2 of the Panama Metro, Line 1 of the Quito subway system, and the Lima Metro Line 2 project. Ayesa arrived in Peru in 2010 and currently has several major projects under way there, including supervision of the Chinchero International Airport in Cusco, supervision of the South Peru Gas Pipeline Project, the EPC project for the Intipampa photovoltaic solar plant, the Master Contract for Engineering Services in Block 131 with CEPSA and for Melchorita Plant Services with Peru LNG, as well as for Engineering and Management Services in Block 192 with Pacific Energy.