Portuguese construction group Mota-Engil awarded contracts worth US$56 million in Brazil

9 January 2014

Portuguese construction group Mota-Engil has been awarded construction contracts in Brazil worth US$56 million, the group said in a statement issued through Portuguese stock market regulator CMVM.

The group gave no details of the new contracts in Brazil, which are in addition to the project to modernise the BR-381/MG road worth 530 million reals that Mota-Engil was awarded in August 2013 in partnership with its Brazilian subsidiary ECB and with the Engesur company. This contract is to refurbish a 37.5-kilometre stretch of the road.

Mota-Engil’s new projects in Latin America are worth a total of 243 million euros and, as well as Brazil, include Peru, Mexico and Colombia.

In the same statement Mota-Engil said that it had been awarded projects in Europe (80 million euros in Poland) and in Africa (188 million euros in Mozambique and 75 million euros in Angola).

In addition the group was also awarded a five-year contract in the mining sector worth US$260 million for drilling work, blasting, cargo and ore transport at a coal mine in Zimbabwe.” (macauhub)