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FCC awarded two new high-speed railway contracts worth 123 million euro

16/08/2012

FCC awarded two new high-speed railway contracts worth 123 million euro

  • The contract for the Vilariño-Campobecerros section, on the Madrid-Galicia line, is worth 97.8 million euro
  • The contract for the first phase of the new high-speed railway station in Girona is worth 25 million euro
FCC awarded two new high-speed railway contracts worth 123 million euro

Spain's Administrator of Railway Infrastructures (Adif), which is part of the Infrastructure Ministry, has awarded FCC two new contracts worth a total of more than 123 million euro.

FCC, the Citizen Services group, will build the Vilariño-Camobecerros section of the Madrid-Galicia high-speed railway (North-Northwest corridor) for 97.8 million euro. The construction period is 38 months. The group will also build the first phase of the new high-speed railway station in Girona, for 25 million euro. The construction period is 10 months.

Vilariño-Campobecerros section
This section, which was awarded to a joint venture comprising FCC Construcción, Contratas y Ventas, and Construcciones y Obras Llorente, measures 7.9 km and passes though Castrelo do Val, A Gudiña and Vilariño de Conso, in Ourense province.

It includes the construction of Bolaños tunnel (6,780 m) and a viaduct over the Val de Parada river (41 m).

The new Girona station
The contract to build the first phase of the Girona station was awarded to a joint venture comprising FCC Construcción, Dragados, Copisa Constructora Pirenaica and Tecsa Empresa Constructora.

The project includes a creative solution to house all of the station's functions in a single building. Specifically, the plan calls for the execution of a building providing access to the high-speed platforms, together with all the related facilities and equipment.

From the conventional gauge station vestibule at ground level, the existing walkway will be enclosed and adapted to create a direct access to the new building.

The building will connect with the underground high-speed railway platforms via two intermediate vestibule levels, which will be built around a large vertical shaft to illuminate the platforms with natural light.

The future high-speed railway station, measuring 640 m long and 55 m wide, will be located 22 m below grade. Four sidings and two high-speed platforms, measuring 450 m, will be located on the lower level.

This contract will provide the city of Girona with facilities that guarantee accessibility, safety, comfort and customer service.

FCC builds over 200 kilometres of high-speed railway
Since construction of the high-speed railway commenced in Spain, FCC has built over 200 km and participated in some of the system's principal stations: Atocha in Madrid, Santa Justa in Sevilla, Delicias in Zaragoza, and La Sagrera in Barcelona.

FCC is currently building the new railway station in Vigo, which has a budget of 67.5 million euro and includes expanding the platforms and marshalling yard and demolishing the old station. The new Vigo-Urzáiz railway station will serve all railway lines in Vigo and will be interoperable in accordance with the European Union's high-speed standards. FCC is building the Vigo-Das Maceiras section (7.1 km) of the Atlantic high-speed railway line, which includes the construction of two parallel tunnels (5.9 km long, 9.5 m wide), and the A Vacariza-Rialiño (8 km) section of line, which includes two tunnels and five viaducts.

FCC is also executing the systems to waterproof and drain the Pajares tunnel (between León and Asturias) and is building the Sorbas-Barranco de los Gafarillos section of the Murcia-Almería high-speed railway line and the Embalse de Alcántara-Garrovillas subsection, and part of the Talayuela-Cáceres section on the Madrid-Extremadura-Portuguese border high-speed railway line.

High-speed railways outside Spain
FCC, via Austrian subsidiary ALPINE, is working on the Radfeld-Baumkirchen (batch A1) and on the Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world's longest tunnel (57 km), which will connect Erstfeld and Bodio in Switzerland.