OHL, through its subsidiary Judlau Contracting, has been awarded a contract to modernize and improve the accessibility of the New York City subway, in the United States, for an amount of 121.7 million euros (US $ 149.3 million).
Furthermore, if the maintenance option in good condition set by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is included, which amounts to 3.21 million euros (US $ 3.9 million), the value of the contract rises to 125 million euros (US $ 153.2 million), the Spanish group explained.
Under the contract, OHL will be in charge of installing 17 new elevators in eight stations in five districts of the city.
These are the 7th Avenue, Grand Street, Metropolitan Avenue-Lorimer Street stations in Brooklyn; Beach 67th Street, in Queens; Dyckman Street, in Manhattan; East 149th, in the Bronx; and New Dorp, on Staten Island.
The contract also includes structural and excavation works to accommodate the new elevator installations, the improvement and updating of communications and electrical power systems, the relocation of existing public and transit services, and the reconstruction of edges. platforms, among other tasks.
In addition, the MTA will award a long-term elevator maintenance contract to a supplier of Judlau’s equipment.
STRENGTHEN YOUR PRESENCE IN NEW YORK
With this new contract, OHL reinforces its presence in the state of New York, where it has been awarded, among other projects, the design and construction of the Elmont railway station on Long Island for 60 million euros, being the first station railway that has run in the city for almost 50 years.
Also noteworthy are the renovation work at the stations on 63rd and 72nd streets, integrated into the new Second Avenue Metro Line, the largest expansion of the metro in half a century.
OHL has been present in the US market since 2006 through its subsidiaries OHL USA, Judlau Contracting, OHL Community Asphalt Corporation and OHL Building.
Currently, the company operates in California, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Illinois, Texas and Florida, and its portfolio of projects includes highways, bridges, railway infrastructures, tunnels, hydraulic works and unique buildings.