Ferrovial Agroman has won a contract from the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) to design and build a 22-mile section of high-speed railway line in the Central Valley, California.
The contract is valued at $442m, which includes $107m for relocation of gas, power and communications networks.
The line, stretching between Wasko and Shafter, forms part of the 100-mile central section of the high-speed railway line between Fresno and Bakersfield, connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The scope of work will include at-grade, retained fill and aerial sections of the alignment, relocation of four miles of the existing line, construction of waterway and wildlife crossings, as well as roadway reconstruction, relocations and closures.
This phase of work has secured state and federal environmental approvals, with work slated to be completed in 2018.
The contract mandates outsourcing of 30% of the work to small local state-certified employers, and acceptance of the Community Benefits Agreement that allows workers in disadvantaged groups to benefit from work and training opportunities.