Dutch international engineering firm Arcadis announced that its Brazilian subsidiary Arcadis Logos has signed a US$37m contract with Brazil’s largest cement company Votorantim Cimentos.
The contract will have a duration of 26 months and is part of a large expansion program by Votorantim in the country. Arcadis Logos will lead a consortium of companies and will take care of 70% of the contract itself.
The group will provide project management services for the implementation of four complete cement plants in the states of Paraná, Mato Grosso, Goiás and Pará.
The project completion is foreseen by January 2013, when the plants will produce, altogether, 6.4Mta. At the peak of the works, there will be a staff of about 120 Arcadis Logos employees working on the four job sites.
The contract is part of a large expansion program that Votorantim launched in Brazil to increase the production capacity from 27 to 42Mta in 2013.