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FCC refurbishes former railway station in Cádiz for the XXII Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Governments

14/11/2012

FCC refurbishes former railway station in Cádiz for the XXII Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Governments

  • FCC, the Citizen Services Group, converted the former railway station into two conference rooms, to be used for banquets
FCC refurbishes former railway station in Cádiz for the XXII Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Governments

FCC participated in the preparations for the XXII Ibero-American Summit, to be held in Cádiz on 16 and 17 November, by upgrading the city's old railway station.

The station interior has been converted into two halls where meals will be served to the participants in the Summit. The station comprises a main block with two adjoining side blocks, plus two towers.

The building exterior was fully refurbished by FCC Construction in 2005 and the interior was converted to a single large hall; it has now been refitted as separate halls for the summit. The station, which dates from when the Cádiz-Sevilla railway line was constructed at the beginning of the 20th century, is located beside the port and the customs office. This historic building was restored on the basis of the 1894 plans.

The recent work involved creating dining areas in the main building and sealing off unused areas with temporary partitions. Buffet tables are arranged around the perimeter of the room, with bars at each end.

During the Summit, Cádiz will play host to leaders from many countries including Andorra, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Uruguay and Venezuela.Representatives from associate member countries—Belgium, the Philippines, France, Italy, Morocco and The Netherlands—will also attend.

Growth in Latin America
FCC Construction is currently building a new 92.04 million euro container terminal at the Port of Cádiz, co-financed 50% by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It also built the new grandstand in the Ramón de Carranza Stadium and the hospital in the town of La Línea de la Concepción, both in Cádiz.

Latin America is a strategic region for FCC's infrastructure business. The region contributed 542 million euro in revenues to FCC in the first nine months of 2012, i.e. an 85% increase year-on-year.
The company's most emblematic projects currently under way in the region include construction of line 1 of the Panama Metro, which will be Central America's first underground railway. It is also building a Hospital Complex in Panama City and the new access channel to the Panama Canal from the Pacific Ocean.
In Mexico, FCC is building the Nueva Necaxa - Ávila Camacho road, and has completed construction of the San Marcos bridge, the second-tallest in the world (208 metres) and the Coatzacoalcos tunnel, the first of its kind in Mexico. In Costa Rica, the company expanded the Cañas-Liberia road in Guanacaste, and has a concession to operate several roads through Globalvía.
 

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