Salini Impregilo team wins €608m rail contract in Italy

WCN Editorial Team 1 Apr 2019 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

A consortium led by Salini Impregilo has secured a €608.1m contract for a part of a high-speed rail line between Naples and Bari in Italy.

The high-capacity rail line is part of the Trans-European Network (TEN), an initiative designed to incorporate rail transport networks across the continent and improve connections with southern Italy.

Salini Impregilo, along with Astaldi, will construct the Apice-Hirpinia section of the line, which runs around 18.7km between the towns of Avellino and Benevento. Salini Impregilo owns 60% stake in the consortium.

As part of the contract, Salini Impregilo will build a station at Hirpinia and a stop at Apice, as well as three tunnels and four viaducts.

Salini Impregilo is already involved in the work at another part of the Naples-Bari line, which is a 15.5km section between Naples and Cancello.

Napoli-Bari project is commissioned by Rete Ferroviara Italiana, a unit of state-owned railway firm Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane.

Salini Impregilo said the Napoli-Bari project’s participation in the TEN will enhance the competitiveness of the continent’s rail transport and increase the volume of goods transported by train.

Salini Impregilo, which specialises in the construction of high-speed and high-capacity lines, has recently started the expansion work on the 38km Bicocca and Catenanuova section of a line between Palermo and Catania in Sicily. This project is also part of the TEN-T initiative.

The company has also undertaken the construction of the high-speed rail lines between Turin and Milan, in addition to Bologna and Florence.

The firm is currently involved in the construction of a line between Milan and Genoa, which is known as Terzo Valico dei Giovi.

Salini Impregilo is also involved in the excavation of the Brenner Base Tunnel, which will become the longest rail tunnel in the world after completion. The firm is also working on the Forrestfield-Airport Link in Perth, Australia.

In addition, Salini Impregilo is the head of a civil construction consortium, which is involved in the project that is constructing a 240-mile (386km) high-speed train service between Houston and North Texas, US.

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Image: Salini Impregilo consortium will build a part of a high-speed rail line between Naples and Bari. Photo: courtesy of Salini Impregilo S.p.A.

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