Sacyr awarded building contract for Misterbianco-Paterno railway section of the Ferrovia Circumetnea (Sicily)

  • SIS consortium (Fininc and Sacyr) will lead this project for up to €646 million
  • The contract includes the project design and execution of 10.6 km section comprising Misterbianco station to Ardizzone tunnel.

The Italian Ministry for Infrastructure and Transport awarded SIS consortium (51% Fininc and 49% Sacyr) a railway development contract in Catania (Sicily). 

This Metropolitana Circumetnea-led project includes the design and development of a 10.6 km section running between Misterbianco station and Ardizzone tunnel, with an investment close to €532 million.

A second unit framed within the global overall contract includes an additional 900-meter section from Ardizzone tunnel to Paternò station and a train shed, raising €113 million to the investment amount.

In total, the project has a 11.5 km total length, with an investment that might go up to €645 million

The awarded railway line starts in Ardizzone, after the Nesima-Misterbianco section, and ends to the north of Paterno, where the Paternò-Adrano section starts. The line comprises four underground sections and four open air sections; including five stations: Giaconia, Belpasso, Valcorrente, Gullotta and Paternò and two train sheds, one in Belpasso and other in Ardizzone, located mid-route and at the end of the route respectively.

Sacyr in Italy

Italy is a home-market for Sacyr, where the company has been operating for over 20 years. The company’s P3 backlog is €17 Bn.

With the Misterbianco-Paterno section contract award, the SIS consortium secures a new contract in Italy, where it already has multiple roads under a concession scheme, such as the Pedemontana – Veneta and the A3 (Naples-Pompei-Salerno).

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