Acciona-Ferrovial consortium picked for Spanish high-speed rail line

WCN Editorial Team 2 Mar 2022 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

A consortium of Acciona and Ferrovial has received a $189.9m (€171m) contract to build the high-speed rail section between Lorca (Murcia) and Pulpí (Almería) in Spain.

Under the contract, the consortium will build a 31.3km section of the Murcia-Almería line, which is part of the Mediterranean Corridor.

Scope of work includes construction of the Rincón tunnel as well as ten viaducts and bridges of several types, with a total length of 1,250m. Another 28 structures will also be built as part of the project.

The partners are planning to complete the work in 34 months.

This project will see the construction of a dual track section on the high-speed line between Lorca and Pulpí.

It also includes the remodelling of Pulpí and Puerto Lumbreras stations, along with construction of a new station in the Murcia village of Almendricos.

Work is planned to start in the municipality of Lorca. It will re-use 18.6km of the route of the existing Iberian gauge non-electrified single track line between Lorca and Águilas.

Acciona, in the railways and metro sector, has constructed 3,000km of track including 1,200km high-speed track.

Some of the projects completed or under construction by Acciona include the Maya Train Playa del Carmen-Tulum in Mexico as well as the Follo Line tunnels and the Sandbukta-Moss-Såstad line in Norway.

Currently, Ferrovial Construction is working on undergrounding the new rail access to Murcia in Spain and building the Pulpí-Vera trackbed on the Mediterranean Corridor.

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Ferrovial and Acciona plan to complete work on the new contract in 34 months. Credit: ACCIONA.

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