Teixeira Duarte starts the construction phase of the FÁBRICA 1921 property development in Benfica

The FÁBRICA 1921 residential development located on Avenida Gomes Pereira in Benfica, developed and constructed by Teixeira Duarte, has entered the construction phase, which has a 29-month execution period. FÁBRICA 1921 incorporates part of the former facilities of the “Fábrica de Têxteis Simões & Cª Lda.”, a landmark in the history of the Benfica quarter.

FÁBRICA 1921 features 162 one- to four-bedroom apartments. The 32,800 m2 of total constructed area of the development includes over 4,000 m2 of social and leisure areas, featuring a pool, gym, playground and kid’s club. Five commercial spaces and an area for the municipal library have also been designed. The architecture project has been commissioned to the renowned firm, Broadway Malyan.

The project thus combines various apartment layouts and a complete offering of leisure areas with a prime location and the charm of the historical rehabilitation of the former factory. For these reasons, the sales performance has been good in the promotion of the development, with over 65% of the apartments now sold.

Teixeira Duarte carries out the rehabilitation of Ponta Delgada Port

Teixeira Duarte – Engenharia e Construções, S.A. leads the consortium that will execute the contract to improve the Port of Ponta Delgada to enable the simultaneous operation of three container ships between 100 and 120 metres (LOA), as well as to fit this new front quay with a Ro-Ro ramp for vessels of this type, thus reducing the number of container movement and transport, loading and unloading cycles. The contract, with an estimated duration of 36 months, was awarded to the consortium by Portos dos Açores, S.A. for an amount of 38,690,000.00 euros.

The improvement work aims to increase the area of the embankment by around 68%, to make 17,000 square metres available, and also includes the construction of a new Port Operations building and its respective cafeteria, as well as the construction and installation of infrastructure and technical networks to support port operations, the refurbishment of access roads and the creation of a new entrance, including the installation of a new truck weighbridge.

All current facilities will remain in operation and pedestrian and road access must be guaranteed during the execution of the project.

Teixeira Duarte rehabilitates the North Breakwater at Viana do Castelo Port

A contract for repair and reinforcement work on the North Breakwater at Viana do Castelo Port has been awarded to Teixeira Duarte – Engenharia e Construções, S.A. by APDL – Administração dos Portos do Douro, Leixões e Viana do Castelo, S.A. at a ceremony held last Monday at the port.

With a length of 2,170 metres, the North Breakwater – protecting the port of Viana do Castelo – is a structure of gaugeable slopes with a concrete walkway. The contract will have a duration of 12 months and a value of €1,461,619.00, including the reinforcement of the existing slopes and repairs to the concrete pavement along its entire length, damaged by bad weather.

This project is the first of four planned for the rehabilitation of the aforementioned breakwater and is extremely important because it mainly resolves the safety issues of this port infrastructure, which is increasingly important to the country from an economic point of view.

Teixeira Duarte carries out reformation and expansion works for Porto Inglês, on Maio Island, Cape Verde

With its 37% consortium share, Teixeira Duarte – Engenharia e Construções, S.A. leads a consortium that includes SETH – Sociedade de Empreitadas e Trabalhos Hidráulicos, S.A. (33%) and Armando Cunha Cabo Verde, S.A. (30%) that received the tender for undertaking the expansion and reformation works for Porto Inglês, on Maio Island, Cape Verde.

The works are estimated to last 18 months according to the contract and were allocated to the consortium for a sum equivalent to 17.2 million euros, with 69.18% received in Euros and the rest in Cape Verde escudos.

The works include preparing the execution project and all reformation works of the existing pier bridge, execution of the cantilever sheet pile walls and protruding breakwater, expansion of piers with the execution of a Roll-on/Roll-off platform on concrete piles with metal casings, reformation and expansion of existing embankment, in addition to accessory refurbishment of buildings and railway access to the port

The execution of this work also marks the return of the Teixeira Duarte Group to Cape Verde, since carrying out maritime works in 2014 on the island of São Vicente.

The Beira Alta Line update gets underway with an assignment to Teixeira Duarte

The construction works mark the start of the plan to update the Beira Alta Line – the Guarda-Cerdeira subsection of the Guarda-Vilar Formoso Section – which Infraestruturas de Portugal, S.A. (IP) assigned to Teixeira Duarte – Engenharia e Construções, S.A., for nearly 8.7 million euros, to be completed within ten months

In a ceremony held at Guarda Railway Station, attended by the Minister of Infrastructures and Housing, the European Coordinator for the Atlantic Corridor and IP’s Board of Directors, the project update the Beira Alta Line, the main railway connection to Europe, was presented.

The undertaking – in which Teixeira Duarte is joined by its affiliate SOMAFEL, S.A., working within this specific area of the railway works – consists of the comprehensive renovation of 14 kilometres of railway, with the aim of stabilizing the rail platform and improving the drainage system, treating and stabilizing slopes, adapting the catenary, signalling and telecommunications infrastructures, as well as installing the RCT-TP system.14