In addition to the aforementioned works, there were other projects that, although they did not reach the headlines of the newspapers and neither ended in judicial cases (which are now in progress, albeit slowly), also contributed to increase the final number of contracts awarded to the Brazilian companies in Argentina from 2005 to 2017.
YPF. In 2009, Odebrecht signed an award contract with YPF for the construction of the first Continuous Catalyst Reforming Plant (CCR) of Argentina in the District of Partido de Ensenada, Buenos Aires province. "The election of Odebrecht came from a broad and transparent bidding process," YPF affirmed in a statement.
At that time, the oil company, which had a majority stake in Spain's Repsol, stipulated a budget of 348 million U.S. dollars. However, after being nationalized by the government of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the new management of the company signed four extensions to the contract.
In its December 2015 report, YPF claimed that the plant had entailed "a cost of US$ 453 million," which is about US$ 100 million more than the initial value. In June 2017, after the taking up of Mauricio Macri, YPF’s Financial Compliance Committee, chaired by Fabián Rodríguez Simón, decided to review the contracts signed with Odebrecht, including the installation of the CCR plant.
“We do not have yet the coroner's report", said Rodríguez Simón before the consultation of Chequeado.
Río Salado. In 2013, by Decree 126/13, the then governor of Santiago del Estero, Gerardo Zamora, awarded the Brazilian-Argentine consortium Constructora Queiroz Galvao SA-Vial Baires S.A. the work to build a small dam on the Salado River. The award was made for US$ 360 million.
Zamora said: "This work is financed by the company through BNDES, by an agreement between Argentina and Brazil for an amount of 283 million U.S. dollars. The rest would be assumed by the Argentine Government."
However, sources of the provincial government confirmed to Chequeado and ArmandoInfo that the financing "fell" and, as a result, in 2015, the Ministry of Water and Environment of Santiago del Estero sent a letter to the consortium informing that the project was canceled.
This medium communicated with Queiroz Galvao, but to the publication of the press release there was no response.
In August 2016, the Argentine Ministry of the Interior and Public Works made a call for tender to resume the works. The budget was US$ 74 million, and a 30-month implementation period was established.
As confirmed by the Assistant Secretariat of Water of Santiago del Estero, the winner was the company made up of Benito Roggio and Hijos S.A. and Mijovi SRL. This "new" work, which counts on 70% of state funds and 30% of provincial funds, began in January 2017.
Metrobús La Matanza. This is the most visible work of company Queiroz Galvao in Argentina. Its construction was announcedin December 2013 by the then Minister of the Interior and Transport and current candidate for senator, Florencio Randazzo, who said that he had obtained a US$ 90 million loan from the World Bank.
In September 2014, the World Bank published an invitation to submit statements of purpose and, a year later, the work for 137 million U.S. dollars was awarded to the Argentine-Brazilian consortium (Constructora Queiroz Galvao S.A., Centro Construcciones S.A. and BRT Juan Manuel de Rosas).
The works continued with the change of government, although with a different system from the one originally proposed. What was originally proposed as a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system with closed stations, payment outside the units and redesigned routes of the lines was changed by the Ministry of Transport, led by Dietrich, to a system similar to the metrobuses of Buenos Aires, with opened stations and no integrated rate or new cars (changes that, in any case, were approved by the World Bank).
On the inauguration day, the President of Argentina informed that the final cost of the work had been 1,721 million Argentine pesos, i.e. about 197 million U.S. dollars," 30% of which was financed locally and the remaining with funds from the World Bank."