October 9, 2013 / 1:49 PM / 4 years ago

Acciona wins $1 billion Brazilian metro contract

MADRID, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Spanish infrastructure firm Acciona has won a 2.3 billion Brazilian real ($1 billion) contract to build a metro line in Brazil's Fortaleza with Cotenco Engenharia, according to statement on Fortaleza's website.

The new 12.4 kilometre line will reach 12 stations and carry 400,000 people a day. The consortium will also install four tunneling machines which the local state government bought for construction of the line.

$1 = 2.2016 Brazilian reals Reporting by Carlos Ruano; Writing by Clare Kane; Editing by Paul Day and Mark Potter

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