27|07 BOMAG MARINI Highway equipment package in itinerant jobsite in Peru
The COVINCA S.A. consortium which is responsible for the maintenance and renovation of the South Panamerican Highway in Peru, chose BOMAG and MARINI Latin America equipment for every repair and maintenance job on the 430 km under their responsibility. The restoration work should last 24 months and consume 385,000 tons of asphalt. During the jobsite execution the equipment should be transferred to operate in four different locations.
One of the main benefits of this new route will be the terrestrial integration between the cities of the regions of Arequipa, Moquegua and Tacna (1.5 million people), as well as the mountains and the jungle by two branches of the Interoceanic facilitating trade in between neighboring countries such as Brazil and Chile.
All these works will be carried out by Covinca (Concesionaria Peruana de Vias), a Consortium that is formed by Pavimentos Colombia S.A.S. and NEXUS S.A. (Fund). The road will also improve the competitiveness of exports of products from the called "Macro South Region", because it will reduce the costs of fares and freight rates and help increase tourism as it will raise the standards of safety and comfort, while minimizing accidents and reduce travel time.
The choice of BOMAG equipment (paver and rollers) and MARINI Latin America (asphalt plant) was given due to the need for high mobility and maximum productivity for maintenance works including treatment of subgrade, reinforcement layers application and cracks treatment. Guillermo Vargas, Jobsite Director, clarifies that the works consist on the maintenance of existing stretches from Quilca (Km 952 + 300) to La Concordia, border with Chile (Km 1335.61) in accordance with the international standards set by Peruvian Ministry of Transport and communications.