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Spanish prime minister visits London's Crossrail project, on which FCC is working


Spanish prime minister visits London's Crossrail project, on which FCC is working

Baldomero Falcones, chairman and CEO of FCC, accompanied Mariano Rajoy, Spain's prime minister, and UK prime minister, David Cameron, British Prime Minister, on his visit in London to the Crossrail underground railway project, a section of which is being built by FCC.

Spanish prime minister visits London's Crossrail project, on which FCC is working

FCC is participating in this project via its subsidiary ALPINE. The contract, worth 250 million pounds -300 million euro-, includes construction of the Whitechapel and Liverpool Street accesses and stations.

Crossrail is the largest infrastructure project currently under way in Europe. The commuter railway will span 119 kilometres and connect 37 stations, from Maidenhead and Heathrow Airport in the west, to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. The sections that traverse central London and the connection with Heathrow Airport will be underground -21 kilometres in total-, and the other 28 stops will be above ground.

Crossrail will be able to carry 1.5 million people into London's central business districts in at most 45 minutes and will increase the capacity of the city's railway system by 10%.

This is the largest tunnel construction project in the UK since the Jubilee line was expanded and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link was built.

Other projects in the UK

FCC Construction has other projects under way in the UK. Olympic Broadcasting Services -the host broadcasting organisation for the London 2012 Olympic Games- awarded the company the contract to design, build and maintain -including interior design and finishings- the International Broadcasting Centre -IBC- during the Games. The IBC will serve accredited journalists from the press, radio and TV.

FCC Construction is also building the New Acute Hospital, in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The more than 60,000 m2 hospital will have 315 individual rooms and 5 operating theatres. It will also have a facility to house employees and an energy demand management centre, making it one of the most modern hospitals in Europe in terms of energy efficiency.


FCC Concessions, in consortium with Germany's Bilfinger and Australia's Macquarie, is competing in the UK for a contract to build and operate a six-lane cable-stayed bridge measuring 2.13 kilometres over the River Mersey, in Liverpool. The project has a budget of close to 800 million pounds (about 845 million euro).

FCC Construction is bidding as part of the Horizon consortium, also comprising Interserve (construction) and John Laing (engineering), which is in the final stages of obtaining a contract to build Royal Liverpool Hospital, one of the biggest hospitals in the UK.

Environment and Energy

FCC has been operating in the environmental industry in the UK since 1989, when FCC Environment subsidiary Focsa Services UK was created especially for that purpose. In 2004, FCC acquired UK waste management company WRG; over the years, that company has become a leader in its sector.

FCC obtained its first permit to install a wind farm on WRG terrain in Carnaby (East Yorkshire); the paperwork for three more plants is already under way, and the company will request permits for three more in the coming months. The goal is to install up to 100 MW.