OHLA expands its presence in Panama with a new contract to upgrade a water treatment plant for more than €50 million

March 13, 2024

OHLA is also carrying out in Panama the extension of metro line 1 to Villa Zaita.

OHLA continues to gain new projects in Panama, strengthening its presence in this country and in other Latin American markets, a region where the company has nearly 45 years of global experience. The contract includes the design and construction of the expansion of a water treatment plant in Mendoza, west of Panama City, in the district of La Chorrera, for more than 50 million euros.

A new plant with a treatment capacity of 160 thousand m3/day will be added to the existing plant with a treatment capacity of 80 thousand m3/day. The scope of the contract in which the company participates includes the construction of the entire infrastructure to guarantee the complete potabilization process – collection, transport and treatment – starting from a water intake located in the La Laguna sector of Gatun Lake, 6 km from the plant.

The works to be carried out will be complemented by the repair and maintenance of two road sections: the first one will connect the existing water treatment plant in El Trapichito to the entrance of the Mendoza Water Treatment Plant, while the second one will connect this last point to the raw water intake of the same plant, along 22.2 km. In addition, a new 30-meter, two-lane road bridge will be built over the Caño Quebrado River on the main road to the town of Mendoza, on the existing alignment.

Panama Subway

This project expands OHLA’s presence in Panama, where it is working on the extension of Line 1 of the Panama Metro to Villa Zaíta. This project, which has a budget of 180 million euros, includes the construction of a 2.2 km section of track and a terminal station at the northern end of the line, with a capacity of more than 10,000 passengers at peak hour. The project also includes the construction of a bus interchange with a capacity of more than 8,000 passengers and a parking lot with 800 spaces, as well as the widening of Via Transistmica to six lanes and the construction of a new polyclinic.