OHL, through its subsidiary OHL USA has been awarded new contracts for a total value of 144 million euros (165 million dollars approximately) in the U.S. state of California. The company has been awarded the Valencia Water Reclamation Plant Advanced Water Treatment Facility, valued at 75.9 million euros (87.3 million dollars). The project, awarded by Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District of Los Angeles County, entails the construction of an advanced water treatment facility that will include microfiltration and nanofiltration equipments and an enhanced membrane system. Works also involves the construction of a metal building, an electrical substation, a truck loading station and pump stations, among other facilities.
Also in California, it has been awarded a new road infrastructure project valued at 67.6 million euros (77.7 million dollars). The scope of this contract, which was awarded by Caltrans, consists of the reconstruction of 10.5 km (6.5 miles) of Highway 101 in King City, the removal and replacement of concrete pavement and the widening of two existing bridges.
Awards in Colombia
OHL, as part of a joint venture, has been awarded the construction of the Quindío section to complete the Crossing of the Central Andes, in Colombia. The contract, valued at 41 million euro (143 billion pesos), has been awarded by the National Roads Institute (INVIAS, by its acronym in Spanish) and adds up to a preceding two contracts awarded this year in the country for a sum of close to 120 million euro.
The contract is part of one of the most important road infrastructures in Colombia and includes the construction, in the Quindío Department, of five tunnels, six bridges, 6.5 km of secondary road and the attention of four critical points.