Saipem-led consortium wins €514m contract for Italian high-speed rail project


Railway infrastructure manager Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) has assigned Saipem-led Cepav due consortium to advance the second construction lot for a high-speed railroad section in the country.

Cepav due consortium will start the second construction lot of the Brescia Est-Verona high-speed/high-capacity  (HS/HC) railroad section, which is valued approximately €514m.

RFI CEO and general manager Maurizio Gentile said: "The assignment of the works of the railway line connecting the urban areas of Brescia and Verona, which are integral part of the TEN-T Mediterranean Core Corridor, represents a tangible contribution to the reopening of construction sites and once again demonstrates the strong commitment of the main contracting station in Italy.

“This infrastructure will support the promotion of sustainable mobility in the Country, allowing also to increase the capacity and regularity of rail transportation, lower travel times and increase trains frequency.”

In 2018, the consortium was contracted by the Rete Ferroviaria Italiana to build the first route section of the Brescia-Verona subsection.

The second construction lot calls for the construction of civil infrastructures for the Brescia Est – Verona railway section.

The consortium will also be responsible for the completion of the railway superstructure, the electricity transmission system and technological equipment for the entire section.

Saipem Onshore E&C COO Maurizio Coratella said: “The award of the works for the second construction lot of the Brescia Est – Verona HS/HC section to the Cepav due Consortium further consolidates Saipem’s experience in the railway infrastructure sector, in which claims the participation in the construction of the Bologna-Milan and Treviglio-Brescia HS/HC lines, as well as other international projects.”

The contract involves the construction of civil infrastructures for the Brescia Est – Verona railway in Italy. (Credit: Cristian S. on Unsplash)

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