Infrastructure

SENER Engineering, commissioned to develop new line 3 of the Guadalajara metro

14/09/2020 (Mexico)
SENER Engineering, commissioned to develop new line 3 of the Guadalajara metro

SENER in Mexico, a subsidiary of SENER Engineering, and part of the SENER engineering and technology group has fully developed the project for the new line 3 of the Guadalajara metro, from the pre-feasibility study to its detailed design and project management throughout the construction phase.

On Saturday, September 12, the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and the Governor of the State of Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro, inaugurated line 3 of the Guadalajara light rail.

SENER Engineering has made a significant contribution to this project in all its phases. SENER Engineering's participation began on August 15, 2012 with the award of the contract for the "pre-investment studies, related to the technical, economic, financial, legal and environmental feasibility analysis, cost-benefit analysis, preliminary design and executive project"; in October 2014, the company received a new contract for the "specialized technical consultancy (Project Management) for the construction project"; finally, in 2019 it signed the contract for the "certification and commissioning".

The design has been integral considering all its components and disciplines. The railway systems, the layout of the workshops and depots, the structural solution for the stations and viaducts and the monitoring of the operation of the tunnel boring machine which, as it passes under buildings of great cultural and historical value such as the cathedral, has required a unique monitoring.

Part of the SENER Engineering team that participated in this project, which required approximately 650,000 engineering hours, was present at the inauguration.

Line 3 of the Guadalajara light rail system is now one of the most modern in the world and the first in Latin America, consolidating SENER Engineering's position as the leading engineering company in the Urban Transport market.

With an office in the country since 2006, staffed by a multidisciplinary team of nearly 350 Mexican professionals, SENER develops engineering and technology projects in the infrastructure fields, with references such as the Toluca-Mexico City passenger train, Guadalajara metro line 3, the Maya train, and the Monterrey suburban rail, as well as several projects in intelligent road transport systems throughout the country, for customers such as SCT, BANOBRAS and CAPUFE. Its portfolio of projects in the Energy sector is also outstanding, with the Agua Prieta II combined cycle plant, the La Cangrejera petrochemical plant, and the diesel hydrodesulphurizers at the Tula and Salamanca refineries, for PEMEX, the Empalme I combined cycle plant, and the compression stations in Frontera and Los Ramones for Gasoductos del Noreste.

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