Infraestructuras de Portugal has awarded Sacyr Somague the construction of a 40-kilometer long railway. This infrastructure will be a strategic part of the Southern International Corridor, which will connect the ports of the south of the country (Lisbon, Sines and Setúbal) with the railway network that connects with Spain through Badajoz.
The project has investment of 130 million euros and a construction period of 28 months.
The works consist of the construction of a new rail line, which runs mostly through rural areas and which links the Évora Line, the Alandroal subsection and the Eastern Line. The works include the construction of the rail platform, drainage and other infrastructures such as viaducts, crossings, stations, technical buildings and those related to signaling and telecommunications.
In otal, construction of 13 bridges that will add a length of 6.3 kilometers has been planned. The highest one will have a 38 meters abutment. In addition, 26 over-and-under crossings will be executed and 30 roads will be renewed.
More backlog in Portugal
This railway contract extends Sacyr Somague’s backlog. Among other contracts, the company is currently building two new hotels in Lisbon for an amount totalling 12.5 million euros. They are also carrying out the restoration of the emblematic 25 de Abril bridge in Lisbon.
"The award of these new projects recognizes our national and international capacity and know-how. These contracts contribute to the growth of Sacyr Somague and provide continuity to the excellence and quality of the service provided by our company,” said Eduardo Campos, CEO of Sacyr Somague.