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FCC awarded $1.78bn contract for three railway sections in Romania

27 April 2017 | By Joe Quirke 1 Comment

Spanish contractor Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC) has been awarded a contract by the Romanian National Railway Company for three railway sections in the region of Transylvania.

FCC will work in a consortium on the $1.78bn deal.

The works consist of building and modernising:

  • 122km of railway line
  • 47 bridges
  • Eight overpasses and seven underpasses
  • A 659m tunnel
  • 19 stations and five stops
  • Electrification
  • Implementation of a European Rail Traffic Management System.

The sections are the continuation of another two sections currently being built by FCC, its Alpine subsidiary and Spanish contractor Azvi for $516m.    

The scheme is being financed by funds from the European Commission as part of the rehabilitation and modernising of Pan European Corridor IV which links Dresden and Istanbul

The total amount of all the railway contracts that FCC is undertaking in Romania is $2.3bn.
   
The improvement and rehabilitation work on the three railway lines in Romania will allow an increase in train speed of up to 160 km/h. According to FCC, they will also encourage tourism, goods transport and economic development.

Carlos Jarque, FCC Group chief executive, said, “With more than 12 years’ experience in Romania, FCC Construcción has become one of the leading providers of transport infrastructure in the country.

“To date we have already completed a number of important works, and this contract award further strengthens our portfolio of future works.”

Work is due to be completed in 36 months.    

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