Contract awarded for Riquelme-Torre Pacheco section high-speed rail link project in Spain

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ADIF Alta Velocidad has awarded the construction of the Riquelme-Torre Pacheco section 18 km high-speed rail link of the Murcia-Cartagena line to the joint venture (UTE) between ACCIONA (60%) - Azvi (40%) in Spain.

The team will collaborate on a track segment spanning from Riquelme to Torre Pacheco, which involves the building of 7 viaducts, 12 overpasses, and 1 underpass. Additionally, they will renovate the Balsicas-Mar Menor and Torre-Pacheco stations. The project aligns with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 9, which aims to promote the development of sustainable, reliable, and high-quality infrastructure. The funding for the project is provided by the European Union through the NextGenerationEU fund. The contract has a value of EUR130 million (US$142 million) and a completion period of 36 months.

ACCONIA has significant experience in this type of project, having completed similar works for Adif previously and currently undertaking comparable contracts like the undergrounding of Murcia station, or the Lorca-Pulpí and Pulpí-Vera sections of the high-speed train (AVE). 

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