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FCC lands 218 million euro railway contract in Romania

12/04/2012

FCC lands 218 million euro railway contract in Romania

  • This is the company's second contract to refurbish a section of the Simeria-Braşov railway in Romania

Romania's National Railway Company (RFC) has awarded FCC Construction, in a joint venture with ALPINE (its Austrian subsidiary), Azvi (of Spain) and Straco (of Romania), a 218 million euro contract to refurbish and upgrade the Atel–Micăsasa section of the Simeria-Braşov railway line in Romania.

The project to modernise the railway infrastructure includes the refurbishment of 29.6 km of double-tracked electrified line, which will guarantee a speed of 160km/h for passenger trains and 120km/h for goods trains. The contract includes the execution of 10.5km of bypasses, remodelling of two passenger stations and three unstaffed stations, and construction of four metal truss viaducts, two with spans of 280 metres and the other two measuring 142.2 metres and 94.8 metres.

Additionally, the contract includes a complete overhaul of the electrification system, the power supply, signalling and telecommunications in accordance with European standards, as well as work on existing stations on the line.

This section of railway is part of Pan-European Transport Corridor IV and the contract is co-financed by the European Union. The project will take 36 months, with a warranty period of 24 months following completion. This is FCC Group's second railway infrastructure refurbishment contract on Corridor IV this year.

Last month, the company signed a 246 million euro contract with the RFC to refurbish the Sighişoara-Atel section of the same line.