Created in 2012 and with over 2,300 members, Odebrecht Latinvest focuses on investments in logistics and infrastructure in Latin America, contributing to the generation of new opportunities in the region and reaffirming its commitment to sustainable development.
Odebrecht Latinvest carries out projects, mobilizes capital and makes investments in the fields of highways, rapid transit and pipelines, giving priority to Colombia, Mexico, Panama and Peru. In addition, it does business as a capital investor and operator of concessions developed or acquired by the Group. In total, there are 2,250 km of roads that serve 168 million users each year:
The three highway concessions in Peru (IIRSA North, IIRSA South and Rutas de Lima) have strengthened the company's presence in that country and have brought about the creation of the Odebrecht Latinvest Peru, Odebrecht Latinvest Operations and Maintenance, and Rutas de Lima subsidiaries. In Colombia, it does business through the Ruta del Sol Concessionaire.
Odebrecht Latinvest was a finalist for the Infrastructure 360º Award, from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), competing with over 60 projects in 18 countries. It was also awarded the Pacifico Seguros Prize for best practices in Workplace Safety and Occupational Health, through the IIRSA North and IIRSA South Concessionaires.
The Group also won certification for the Interoceânica South Concessionaire, on sections 2 and 3; ISO 9001 certification for the Odebrecht Latinvest Peru Operations and Maintenance operator; and triple certification (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001) for the Rutas de Lima Concessionaire (video) – a first-time-ever result for any Odebrecht concession.
The Group began investing in logistics and infrastructure in Latin America some years before the formation of Odebrecht Latinvest. In 2006, in Peru, it began participating in the South American Regional Infrastructure Integration (IIRSA) initiatives, with the objective of promoting political, social and economic integration in the region by means of the development and modernization of the country's highways.
And so, works began on the construction, rehabilitation, improvement and maintenance of the Interoceânica South (photo) and North highways. Later, Odebrecht took over the operation of the highways through the IIRSA South and IIRSA North Concessionaires.
In 2009, in Colombia, Odebrecht was a part of the Ruta del Sol Concessionaire for the construction, rehabilitation, improvement, operation and maintenance of Section 2 of the Ruta del Sol highway project, 528 km long, that connects the capital city of Bogotá to the interior of the country and to the Caribbean Coast, connecting three important ports.