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Closing the Great Smoking Hole of Sambodia

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Source: G1

State governor Geraldo Alckmin (PSDB) announced today (19) that he will rescind the contract with the Isolux Córsan-Corviam consortium, which he holds responsible for delays in delivering four new stations on the Line 4-Yellow of the São Paulo subway, the Metrô.

The consortium, meantime, blames outsourcers, who in turn blame the Metrô itself. The company denies it.

The project is notorious for the cataclysmic collapse of the station alongside the Pinheiros River in [September 2007], about which I took a lot of notes at the time. It was an interesting PPP on the “turnkey” model.

The consortium blames outsourcers, who in turn blame the Metrô itself. The company denies it.

According to Alckmin, the possibility of a contractual abrogation depends on a meeting with the project financier, the World Bank. According to the governor, fines will be levied.

The contract to initiate the first phase of work on Line 4 was signed in 2006. The first new stations to open were Paulista and Faria Lima, in May 2010.

The second phase was auctioned off in 2012 for R$ 1.8 billion. During this phase, however, only the Fradique Coutinho station was opened, in November 2014.

Still incomplete are Higienópolis-Mackenzie, Oscar Freire, São Paulo-Morumbi and Vila Sônia.

Revoking the Contract

The project is notorious for the cataclysmic collapse of the station alongside the Pinheiros River, about which I took a lot of notes at the time.

Under the contractual rules, the second place bidder in the auction is to pick up the work where it left off and if possible complete it on time. The Higienópolis-Mackenzie station, for example, is due in 10 months and Oscar Freire, within one year. If the contract cannot be fulfilled, a new auction is held.

Isolux Córsan-Corviam says that companies contracted by the Metrô were late in delivering the work, increasing the cost by 50%.

The contract to initiate the first phase of work on Line 4 was signed in 2006. The first new stations to open were Paulista and Faria Lima, in May 2010.The second phase was auctioned off in 2012 for R$ 1.8 billion. During this phase, however, only the Fradique Coutinho station was opened, in November 2014.

Still incomplete are Higienópolis-Mackenzie, Oscar Freire, São Paulo-Morumbi and Vila Sônia.

Revoking the Contract

Under the contractual rules, the second place bidder in the auction is to pick up the work where it left off and if possible complete it on time. The Higienópolis-Mackenzie station, for example, is due in 1meeting with the project financier, the World Bank. According to the governor, fines will be levied.0 months and Oscar Freire, within one year. If the contract cannot be fulfilled, a new auction is held .

Isolux Córsan-Corviam says that companies contracted by the Metrô were late in delivering the work, increasing the cost by 50%.

The company also says that the Metrô authority is slow to approve services not included in the initial contract and that these delays increase the costs of personnel, equipment, and materials.

Metrô says the consortium received all the plans necessary to keep the project on track. It says that , in order to win the public tender of 2012, Isolux Córsan-Corviam offered a 42% discount on the suggested price and that from the beginning, there were doubts about its ability to comply with these specifications at this price.

Given that the consortium presented all the documentation requested of it, the Metrô was obliged to accept the deal.

Workers Idle

Workers from the building sites of the new stations told the TV newscast Good Day São Paulo (SPTV) that they have performed no work in five months now.

“We clock in and then sit around doing nothing,” said one worker, who is working on the site of the future Frei Caneca station, in the Western Zone of the city.

At the construction yard for the future Oscar Freire there is a sign announcing the cost of the project — R$ 172 million — but not informing a time line for conclusion.

The contract to initiate the first phase of work on Line 4 was signed in 2006. The first new stations to open were Paulista and Faria Lima, in May 2010.

The second phase was auctioned off in 2012 for R$ 1.8 billion. During this phase, however, only the Fradique Coutinho station was opened, in November 2014.

Still incomplete are Higienópolis-Mackenzie, Oscar Freire, São Paulo-Morumbi and Vila Sônia.

Under the contractual rules, the second place bidder in the auction is to pick up the work where it left off and if possible complete it on time. The Higienópolis-Mackenzie station, for example, is due in 10 months and Oscar Freire, within one year. If the contract cannot be fulfilled, a new auction is held .

Isolux Córsan-Corviam says that companies contracted by the Metrô were late in delivering the work, increasing the cost by 50%.

The company also says that the Metrô authority is slow to approve services not included in the initial contract and that these delays increase the costs of personnel, equipment, and materials.

The Metrô says the consortium received all the plans necessary to keep the project on track. It says that , in order to win the public tender of 2012, Isolux Córsan-Corviam offered a 42% discount on the suggested price and that from the beginning, there were doubts about its ability to comply with these specifications at this price.

Given that the consortium presented all the documentation requested of it, the Metrô was obliged to accept the deal.

Workers Idle

Workers from the building sites of the new stations told the TV newscast Good Day São Paulo (SPTV) that they have performed no work in five months now.

“We clock in and then sit around doing nothing,” said one worker, who was assigned to the site of the future Frei Caneca station, in the Western Zone of the city.

At the construction yard for the future Oscar Freire there is a sign announcing the cost of the project — R$ 172 million — but without stating a time line for conclusion.

Filming from atop a building, SPTV filmed workers doing nothing, but reporting for work between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. nevertheless. It was also possible to observe rotting wood, spoiled concrete and rusting rebar.