Astaldi and FCC to share €600m Transylvanian rail scheme

Italian construction group Astaldi with Spanish firms Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC) and Convensa have been awarded a contract in Romania for the rehabilitation of the Frontiera-Curtici-Simeria railway line, otherwise known as Lot 3.

The Romanian National Railways Company issued the €600m joint venture contract, which is to be financed by the EU.

FCC and Astaldi will take home 49.5% each of the cash, with Convensa receiving 1%.

Work on the project includes:

  • Rehabilitation of 40km of railway between Gurasada and Simeria in Transylvania
  • Construction of 17 bridges
  • Electrification
  • Installation of a signalling and telecoms system
  • Renovation of eight railway stations.

The project is located close to two others recently awarded to FCC.

Work on the project will commence after the contract is signed in June 2017.

Construction is due to be completed in three years.

Image: A church in Gurasada, Romania (Wikimedia CommonsBianca Petrescu)

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