COMSA’s subsidiary in Colombia, as a member of the San Felipe Férreo consortium, has been awarded the contract for the maintenance, conservation, and improvement of the La Dorada – Chiriguaná railway corridor in Colombia.
The project, awarded by the Agencia Nacional de Infraestructura (ANI), will provide continuity to the rail freight operation, a strategic area in which more than 89,000 tonnes were mobilised in 2022. Furthermore, the works will lead to greater logistical efficiency, enabling a 26% reduction in transport costs.
The La Dorada – Chiriguaná section is 522 kilometres long and is a railway corridor of great importance as it connects the interior of the country with the Caribbean region, through the departments of Caldas, Antioquia, Santander, Norte de Santander, and Cesar.
San Felipe Férreo’s offer has been selected among the proposals of 8 consortiums and is expected to generate more than 1,500 direct and indirect jobs and could also benefit nearly 400,000 people living along the 25 municipalities through which the train operates.
Among the works to be carried out are the maintenance of stations, the rehabilitation and repair of turnouts and the installation of signalling.
COMSA Corporación in Colombia
In addition to the infrastructure business in Colombia, COMSA Corporación has a regular presence in the country through COMSA Industrial, which carries out engineering and ITS projects. The company is currently executing the installation, configuration, commissioning, and operational support of electromechanical equipment for the Guillermo Gaviria Echeverri Tunnel project (known as the Toyo Tunnel), which will be the longest tunnel in Latin America.
It is also developing the installation of ITS systems in the Sinifaná and Amagá tunnels on the Conexión Pacífico 1 highway, the installation of open-air ITS systems in the Villavicencio-Yopal Corridor and the installation of open-air ITS systems in Functional Unit 5 of the Conexión Pacífico 3 highway. Moreover, it is participating in the maintenance of the traffic control systems in the Bogotá-Villavicencio Corridor.