Upgrading services over 142 km.
The National Bank of Public Works and Services is the leading development banking institution in Mexico. Banobras facilitates the creation of infrastructure with high social profitability, using innovative financing schemes that call on participation from the private sector.
The Golfo Centro Highway runs from Mexico City respectively to Pachuca and the port of Tuxpan on the Gulf of Mexico. The key accomplishment of this highway is its passage through the historical barrier of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range.
To improve quality of service on three key sections of the highway, Banobras called on Egis and its consortium partner Omega to upgrade toll infrastructure and subsequently operate the tolling systems and maintain a total of 142 km of highways for a 13-year period.
Our first key challenge was to deliver the toll infrastructure improvements in the first 10 months of the contract. This included equipment for 133 toll lanes, the control centre at Ojo de Agua, 142 km of optical fibre, and ITS and communication equipment. All without blocking the toll plazas or creating disruption for its nearly 170,000 daily users.
Our second challenge, organisational in nature, lay in integrating OCACSA, acquired just as the contract began in February 2018. Our Mexican teams simultaneously blended into Egis’ corporate policies and organisational structure while doubling the OCACSA headcount as part of the new project.