Santiago metro contract for Wood
By Catrin Jones12 January 2022
Wood has been awarded a new contract with Metro S.A., the organisation that runs the metro in Santiago, Chile, to work on the new line 7 for the metro, as well as continue to provide engineering solutions to support Santiago’s expanding public transport system.
A team of 45 engineers will execute the 13-month engineering contract out of Wood’s office in Santiago as part of a broader 24-month contract to provide site engineering support during the construction phase.
The latest expansion is a bid to reduce overcrowding on existing lines and connect the outer areas of the city onto the metro network. The future Line 7 will connect with the main commercial and business centres of the capital.
Wood’s scope covers section C of Line 7, which will be developed in the eastern part of Santiago and includes the detailed design of six stations requiring architecture, structural, civil, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation expertise.
Ahead of this phase, Wood executed the detailed engineering for the tunnel and shafts to support section C of Line 7.
Justin Jackson, senior vice president of engineering projects, Wood, said, “We are excited to take on the latest instalment in Metro S.A.’s ambitious plan for its transit system, which not only transforms the city’s connectivity but enables us to showcase our ability to effectively engineer solutions that support key socio-economic drivers.”