A consortium led by Italian firms Astaldi and Salini Impregilo has won a €608m contract to build a 18.7km section of a high-speed train line that will link the cities of Naples and Bari across the Apennine mountains.
The consortium’s Apice-Hirpinia section will run between the towns of Avellino and Benevento, and will include the construction of a station at Hirpinia, three tunnels and four viaducts. Salini Impregilo is also working on a 15.5km section between Naples and Cancello.Â
Salini Impregilo said the project would help the "competitiveness of the continent’s rail transport and increase the volume of goods transported by train".
Astaldi has a 40% share of the consortium, with Salini Impregilo owning the rest.
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