Teixeira Duarte announces (unaudited) results for 2019

“Teixeira Duarte, S.A.”, the leading company of the Teixeira Duarte Group, where Teixeira Duarte – Engenharia e Construções. S.A. belongs, informed today that, during the process of account closing for the 2019 financial year, it has already determined some consolidated figures, considered opportune to be disclose to the market, before the final approval of the financial statements for that year, which are expected to be published next April 29th, together with the documents of the supervisory bodies and other elements for the Annual General Meeting.

Read the release here.

Teixeira Duarte celebrates the World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development

Teixeira Duarte – Engenharia e Construções, SA promoted, on March 4, a seminar on the theme “Engineering: the key to Sustainable Development”, also marking the World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development, thus proclaimed by UNESCO in November 2019.

The event aimed to reinforce the awareness of its employees to the global goals in the scope of Sustainable Development, in which Engineering plays a fundamental role.

The seminar was attended by three guest speakers: Manuel Pinheiro, degree and Phd in Environmental Engineering, with addition to the Instituto Superior Técnico, Helena Gervásio, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Coimbra, and Jorge de Brito, PhD, Full Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geo-resources of Instituto Superior Técnico.

Teixeira Duarte, whose origin and purpose is to be an “Engineering House”, thanks everyone who attended this event, in particular the guest speakers who, with their collaboration, enriched the initiative beyond our expectations.

Hercílio Luz Bridge reopens to the public 28 years later

As a result of a structural rehabilitation work carried out by Teixeira Duarte – Engenharia e Construções, S.A., the Hercílio Luz Bridge reconnected the mainland and the island of Florianópolis from this Monday, December 30th.

This bridge, inaugurated in 1926 and interdicted in 1991, underwent a complete rehabilitation process, which included the replacement of the structural bearing of the main towers, the reinforcement and rehabilitation of foundations, the rehabilitation of the steel structure, the replacement of eye bars, cells and swing bolts, including load transfer work, and the application of new road, pedestrian and cycle decks.

28 years later, the Hercílio Luz Bridge reopens to the public, following a phased schedule of vehicle traffic clearance in the structure, disclosed and supervised by the Florianópolis City Hall.

The reopening ceremony began at 10 am on Monday and features commemorative events until next Sunday, January 5, including several musical and cultural attractions. You can follow the festivities here, through the “NDMais” website.


Photo credits: Flávio Tin/ND

Teixeira Duarte in charge of the recovery of parts removed from the Hercílio Luz bridge

Teixeira Duarte – Engenharia e Construções, S.A. won the bid for the recovery of the parts removed during restoration of the Hercilio Luz Bridge, in Florianopolis.

With this recovery, it will be possible to refurbish approximately 530 small bridges within the State of Santa Catarina. The parts are suitable for use in local projects undertaken by Teixeira Duarte and shall be supplied to their respective municipalities. These, in turn, shall greenlight the refurbishment processes – which involve replacing old cross bridges and gutters that are currently in bad condition.

Collaboration in the refurbishment of these materials, including their treatment and recycling, is important – not only because of the economic and social benefits that this brings to the locales, but also due to the fact that this a business model with strong environmental advantages.

Consequently, during the rehabilitation and renovation process of the bridge which was carried out successfully on behalf of Teixeira Duarte, a total of approximately 380 tons of steel units were removed from the bridge and temporary support structure, in addition to 1,000 tons from trusses and towers mounted beneath the central span, for the purpose of supporting the bridge during replacement of the eyebolt beams.

According to the State Civil Defense Force, requests for the rehabilitation of 650 bridges have already been received. In an article from the source “NDMais”, it is stated that the refurbishment of these materials for the recovery process can represent a savings of R$ 35 million for the State.

We remind you that the public reopening of the Hercilio Luz Bridge is scheduled for December 30 at 10 AM, also initiating a series of events and commemorations which shall take place until January 5.

Serra do Rio do Rastro Containment Works, in Brazil, awarded to Teixeira Duarte for 4.3 million Euros

On November 7th, the Secretary of State for Infrastructure and Mobility of Santa Catarina, Brazil confirmed the work award for the execution of the containment works of the slopes along the stretch of the SC-390 highway in the Serra do Rio do Rastro, with a total of 25 points of action, to the consortium led by Teixeira Duarte – Engenharia e Construções, S.A. with 97,5%

It is a design-construction contract, with the design by FGS Geotechnia – which completes the consortium with a 2.5% stake – with an expected duration of 12 months, and a contract value of 4.3 million Euros.

Located in the south of Santa Catarina, Serra do Rio do Rastro is one of the state’s hallmarks, with forests and waterfalls, unique landscapes and very diverse fauna, and is a popular location for sports and many events. The stretch of motorway that will be worked on has had countless and repeated landslides over the years, with regular closures; therefore, the execution of these works is highly anticipated by the local communities.