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    DATE: 01/18/2023

    Published by: OEC

    OEC wins contract to build reservoir and new water mains for Cedae


    Rio de Janeiro state government has approved the results of the public bidding process for the construction of Novo Marapicú reservoir and five kilometers of water mains for Novo Guandu water production system in Nova Iguaçu, a municipality in Baixada Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro. The infrastructure is an investment by Cedae (Rio de Janeiro State Company for Water and Sewage). The structure is designed to have a storage capacity of 55,000 cubic meters and the construction will be carried out by OEC – Engenharia e Construção.

    The purpose of the system is to increase the supply of treated water to Baixada Fluminense and ensure operational safety and flexibility to Guandu system, benefiting over 3 million people in the municipalities of Nova Iguaçu, Duque de Caxias, São João de Meriti, Nilópolis and Belford Roxo, besides the capital city, Rio de Janeiro.

    Details of the system – The treated water main, which is to run from Novo Guandu Water Treatment Plant to the reservoir, will measure 2.5 meters in diameter and extend approximately 3,900 meters. The distributor trunk, which interconnects the reservoir with the principal water main of Baixada Fluminense, will have 2.5 meters in diameter and the total length of approximately 1,000 meters. The overflow, which starts from the reservoir and flows into the canal at Rua Ingá, was designed with a diameter of 1.5 meters and a total length of 940 meters. All these structures shall be engineered using carbon steel. The construction work shall be monitored using BIM (Building Information Modeling), a set of processes and tools that simplifies and enables a deep digital transformation from the design stage to the asset management phase.

    The construction period is 30 months and the estimated budget is BRL 278 million, which is expected to start in February 2023. At its peak production, the expected workforce is 400 people and about 46 pieces of equipment.

    “We are excited about the opportunity to participate in a project with such a social impact for the people of Rio de Janeiro. We are proud to be part of this Cedae initiative with a direct impact on the health and welfare of millions of people,” said OEC Contracts Director Rogério Dourado.


    OEC wins three more contracts in Miami and surpasses the mark of 70 works in the United States


    With three decades of operations in the country, the company was the first Brazilian company to win public bidding in the country and to this day stands out for its technical capacity in complex projects and innovation

    OEC – Engenharia e Construção has won three bids in the last few months focused on the Miami International Airport. The works aim to bring innovative logistics solutions, especially for the check-in and luggage sectors, facilitating service, increasing productivity and keeping the travel space among the most modern in the world. Construction should begin as early as 2023 and extend over the next two years.

    The investments are part of the city’s airport authority’s plan to invest a total of $5 billion in its airport improvement program over 15 years. The site is one of the largest sources of direct and indirect local job generation, and is essential to the region’s economy.


    The first of the most recent achievements was to make the interconnection between the luggage systems of the South and Central terminals, giving more agility to the transit of passengers who need to make connections between flights departing from the two environments. The interconnection project between the luggage systems of the South and Central terminals.

    According to Luiz Simon, OEC’s Managing Director in the USA, this is a complex project of high relevance to airlines and airport users. “The entire intervention will be done without paralyzing the current system, since we are working at the airport with the largest number of international passengers in the United States,” he says. The work will require close coordination with various authorities, from the Miami County Aviation Department, federal agencies, to the airlines operating there.

    Central Terminal Check-in

    The Brazilian company was also selected by the Miami airport authority to execute the complete modernization of part of the facilities of the check-in area of the Central terminal, which aims to improve the quality of passenger service as well as increase the productivity of airlines during check-in. The scope of work includes the installation of new luggage conveyors. The work is expected to be completed in 16 months after an investment of $17 million to be made by the city’s airport authority.


    In addition to these two contracts, OEC was chosen by a multinational logistics company operating at the airport to carry out several innovative works at its local facilities. By 2021, OEC had already completed an extensive overhaul of the airport’s luggage system, transforming it into one of the most modern in the United States.


    Miami is already known for having a Brazilian face and this image is reinforced by being the main place where OEC – Engenharia e Construção operates in the United States. Among interventions in ports, airports, and stadiums, there are 73 projects won and executed since 1991, when the company was the first Brazilian to win an American public tender. The company has a strong history in Florida, performing half of its actions in the state, especially in Miami and its region.

    OEC – Engenharia e Construção has an extensive history of projects carried out at the Miami airport. In the 2000s, it has participated in a joint venture responsible for the expansion of the airport’s North and South terminals by more than 140 thousand square meters, in a project that received investments of US$ 1.6 billion, at the time, and employed about 2 thousand people. Then it has participated in the construction of the MIA Mover, an extension of Miami’s subway that connects the city to the airport and runs 1.6 km. In 2018, it has started the execution of the modernization of the airport’s luggage handling system.

    First Brazilian construction company to win a public contract in the United States, in 1991, OEC is responsible for the construction of some of Miami’s architectural icons, such as the Adrienne Arsht Arts Center, the arena where the Miami Heat play their basketball games, Golden Glades Interchange, Florida International University’s International Stadium, and the modernization of the Port of Miami, among other projects.

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