The Brazilian government has announced a new infrastructure and logistics investment plan that includes a series of projects worth an estimated 198 billion reais (about 57 billion euro). 66 billion reais will go to the rail sector, 66 billion to motorways, 37.4 billion to ports and 8.5 billion to airports. Brazil expects to see the first round of concessions, amounting to about 70 billion reais, in the three years from 2015 to 2018. Other projects will be included in a second round starting in 2019.
In the rail sector, the main project concerns the international agreement for the construction of the Trans-continental line linking Brazil’s Atlantic coast and Peru’s Pacific coast.
As for motorways, in addition to renewing the concession for the bridge linking Rio de Janeiro with Niteroi, the tenders will concern the construction of connecting routes between key states in the production of agricultural commodities and those with a strong manufacturing base.
The ports sector will see contracts to operate 50 existing terminals in Brazilian ports, in addition to the concession to build 63 new terminals for private sector use.
Lastly, in the air sector the concessions will concern the management of the airports of four state capitals: Salvador, Fortaleza, Florianopolis and Porto Alegre.
Egypt: Ansaldo Energia and AC Boilers win 2 contracts with EEHC
Ansaldo Energia and AC Boilers (formerly Ansaldo Caldaie) have won 2 important contracts in Egypt. The two companies will provide the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) with 2 steam turbines (contract worth 157 million euro) and boilers (110 million euro) for the Shaabab and Damietta electricity generating plant.