The Consortium “ARCO Bogotá Zipa”, made up of Ardanuy Ingeniería Colombia and Coral Delgado y Asociados, has been chosen to oversee the contract supervision for the planned feasibility studies and designs concerning the freight and passenger railway between Bogotá and Zipaquirá. The works will involve various different technical, legal, administrative, financial, accounting, environmental, social and gender equality aspects, amongst others. The Metropolitan Region of Bogotá-Cundinamarca has awarded the two companies this supervision contract worth 2.332 Million Colombian Pesos and will be executed over a period of 17 months.
This Project, which will be carried out between the Colombian Capital and the city of Zipaquirá, is known as Regiotram del Norte and consists in constructing a new railway corridor on the existing railway lines currently in operation. The line’s route will begin near Bogota’s Gran Estación Shopping Center and will then pass through the La Caro stop, contiuning towards the town of Zipaquirá, while also crossing the municipalites of Chía and Cajicá along its journey.
This line is part of the National Program to bolster Mass Transit in the country which also includes other initiatives such as Regiotram de Occidente and the future Metro de Bogotá. The goal of Regiotram del Norte is to refurbish and optimize this railway network running over more than 1,500 km, improve the use of the existing railway networks and those which are planned to be constructed. In this sense, the project between Bogotá and Zipaquirá is the first of several activities expected to be structured in Findeter with financial assistance from the Prosperity Fund.
The initial train launching will be jointly collaborated on between various administrations and institutions: The Government of Cundinamarca, The Regional Rail Company (Empresa Férrea Regional), the Prosperity Fund of the UK, and the financial entity Findeter.
This contract further reinforces Ardanuy Ingeniería’s trajectory in Colombia, a country with one of the Company’s most important International Delegations. In 2019, Ardanuy expanded its project portfolio in Colombia with projects such as the Feasibility Study for a Railway Line between Medellín and the Region of Urabá and the Study and Design Works Supervision for the Regiotram de Occidente Project in Cundinamarca.
About Ardanuy Ingeniería
Ardanuy Ingeniería, S.A. is an Engineering Consulting Company specialized in studies, projects, works management, Safety Engineering (ISA), maintenance/operation studies; and technical assessments for railways(high speed, conventional, freight) and urban transportation (metro, trams, BRT, cable cars). The Company has developed its activities throughout the world and is present in more than 60 countries on all five continents. Currently, the Company’s Sales Volume outside of Spain exceeds 80%.