Alstom to Build Cars for Panamanian Metro

Valued at $ 270 million the Alstom group will manufacture in its plant in Barcelona the 57 wagons of the first Metro line.

Friday, January 21, 2011

The company is a subcontractor of consortium FCC and Odebrecht, who will build the first subway line.

"Trains are based on the 'metropolis' platform of Alstom and will be very similar to those provided for the metro line 9 in Barcelona," reports the article in

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Contract to Build Panamanian Metro Signed

November 2010

The Panama Metro Department and Consorcio Línea 1 signed last Friday the contract for the construction of Metro Line 1.

The project will stretch 13.6 kilometers and will be built from Los Andes, San Miguelito district, to the Albrook bus terminal, so the president made a special request to Panamanians in order for them to have patience with the changes which will happen as a consequence of the Metro works.

FCC-Odebrecht to Build Panamanian Metro

October 2010

Line 1 Consortium was awarded construction of the first line of the Panama Metro.

The winning consortium's proposal was $ 1,446 million, higher than the one presented by Italian Group Metro Panama which was 1,401 million. reports, "However, the proposed technical qualification by Line 1 Consortium, which was more important, received 578 points and his opponent 358 points."

Panamanian Metro Bid Will be Opened on October 29

October 2010

On that date, the opening of envelopes containing the proposals submitted by consortiums will take place.

The companies which submitted bids are Consorcio Line One, composed of FCC and Norberto Odebrecht Construction with Alstom trains, and the Italian Group Metro Panama, consisting of Impregilo, Astaldi and Ghella with Ansaldo Breda trains.

Odebrecht and Impregilo Submit Bids for Panama Metro

August 2010

Only two consortiums have presented offers for the design and construction of the first line of the Panama Metro.

The consortium led by Impregilo also includes Astaldi, Ghella and Ansaldo Breda Trains, while that led by Odebrecht also comprises Spanish owned FCC Construcción and Alstom Trains.

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