Ferrovial awarded Spanish high-speed rail contract

By Helen Wright23 April 2012

Spanish contractor Ferrovial has won a €108.8 million contract to construct a 7.6km section of the Madrid-Galicia high-speed rail line in Spain.

The company's Ferrovial Agroman subsidiary will build the 8.5m-wide rail bed between the Padornelo Tunnel and Lubián, a section which passes through the municipalities of Requejo and Lubián in the country's Zamora province.

The contract includes the construction of the right gallery of the 6.4km long Pardonelo Tunnel, as well as two viaducts - the 186m long Leira Viaduct and the 295m long Pedro Viaduct.

Scheduled for completion by the end of 2015, the project forms part of the 99km route between Puebla de Sanabria in Zamora province and Orense in Galicia province. This is one of the most complex segments of the Madrid-Galicia high-speed railway line because of the area's rugged terrain.

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