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DERSA – Santos-Guaruja Link – Sao Paulo - Project Profile

DERSA – Santos-Guaruja Link – Sao Paulo - Project Profile


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DERSA - Road development SA is planning to undertake the construction of the Santos-Guaruja tunnel link between the coastal town of Santos and Guaruja, in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The project includes construction of a 1.7km tunnel, with 762m of the undersea tunnel, and 950m of access ramps, 4.2 km of a road having three lanes per direction of 3.50m width and a 5m passage for pedestrians and cyclists.

In addition to the passages of vehicles, a third way for pedestrians and bicycles will be provided in the tunnel way.

The new model design will use the same technology, adopted in a link in the Bosphorus Strait, Turkey, and is considered by experts as the most appropriate for tunnel way.

DERSA agreed to the Santos and Guaruja tunnel link project and will be executed through Public-Private Partnership (PPP).

Dutch companies, TEC Consulting Engineering and Mergor / Strukton had shown interest in building the tunnel between Santos and Guaruja.

In March 2012, a tendering process was launched for the selection of companies/ consortium for the technical study of the project. The scope of the contract includes preparation of Environmental Impact Studies and the environmental licensing of the project; consolidation and optimization of the selected alternative; engineering design of the tunnel and road around the complex, preparation of items for bidding works (or Public-Private Partnership) and executive details of civil works.

Consortium formed by Consultor Engevix/Plaservi/Thermag Túnel Submerso won technical study and executive design contract in July 2012.

In August 2012, Dersa has launched tender to select the company to provide consultancy and technical support to the engineering design of the tunnel. The winner will share the responsibility and work with Consortium formed by Consultor Engevix/Plaservi/Thermag Túnel Submerso.

In May 2013, Royal HaskoningDHV has been awarded lead engineering design contract.

In December 2013, Dersa launched the tender process for construction work.

In October 2014, DERSA receives the proposal from 22 companies to build the Santos-Guaruja tunnel link.

The 13 companies qualified for the project are: (JJMalucelli, Andrade Gutierrez, CR Almeida, Camargo Corrêa, Carioca Engenharia, Odebrecht, OAS, Queiroz Galvão, Construcap, Constran, Piacentini Tecenge do Brasil, Técnica Construções, and Cobrasa Construtora) and nine foreign, three of Spain (Ferrovial Agroman, FCC and Acciona), three from Italy (Salini Impregilo, Grandi Lavori Fincosit and Ing. E. Mantovani), one of the Netherlands (Strukton), one South Korea (Daewoo) and Turkey (Nurol Insaat VE Ticaret).

DERSA selected eight companies in the second round and out of eight companies, five final companies has been qualified to participate in the international bidding process for construction.

The five winner of pre-qualified bidding process are Consórcio Túnel Santos/Guarujá (Construtoras Odebrecht, Queiroz Galvão, Strukton), Consórcio Construtor Túnel Santos/Guarujá (Camargo Corrêa, Ferrovial Agroman, Christiani-Nielsen Engenharia), Consórcio ISG (Andrade Gutierrez, C.R. Almeida, Daewoo Engineering), Consórcio Nova Travessia (Constran, Impresa Di Construzioni Ing. e Mantovani e Piacentini Tecenge do Brasil) and Consórcio Sigma (Salini Impregilo, Grandi Lavori e J Malucelli).

The estimated contract value for the construction work is US$737 and the final award was expected on February 2, 2015; however, as some participating companies complained about the irregularities in tendering process, the process was suspended by Tribunal de Contas do Estado (TCE).

The state government is engaged in high-level discussions with the federal government and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to raise funds for the project.

Planning activities are underway.


The project involves the construction of the Santos-Guaruja tunnel link between the coastal town of Santos and Guaruja, in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The US$1026 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of a 1.7km tunnel

2. Construction of six-lane 4.2km surface road

3. Construction of a 5m passage for pedestrians and cyclists

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