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April 22, 2012

Ferrovial Agroman to build section of Madrid-Galicia high-speed railway line

Ferrovial Agroman, the construction subsidiary of Ferrovial, has won a €108.8m contract to build a section of Madrid-Galicia high-speed railway line.

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Ferrovial Agroman, the construction subsidiary of Ferrovial, has won a €108.8m contract to build a section of Madrid-Galicia high-speed railway line.

Under the deal, Ferrovial Agroman will build the railbed between the Padornelo Tunnel and Lubián, a 7.6km section that passes via the municipalities of Requejo and Lubián in Zamora province.

A tunnel and two viaducts will also be built under the contract as part of the Madrid-Galicia high-speed railway.

Work includes the construction on one gallery of the 6,407m Pardonelo Tunnel, as well as galleries linking with the existing tunnel, which will be upgraded under a separate project.

Agroman will also build the 168m-long Leira viaduct and the 295m Pedro viaduct, both for the right-hand track.

The rail section will be part of the 99km route between Puebla de Sanabria (Zamora) and Orense (Galicia), which is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

According to the company, this section is one of the most complex of the Madrid-Galicia high-speed railway line because of the area’s rugged terrain.

Agromanhad recently built the Elche-Carrús segment of railway and completed assembly of an Iberian gauge line on the Albacete-Variante de Alpera section, which is part of the high-speed railway linking Spain’s east coast.

Currently, the company is building the railbed for the Venta de Baños junction, as part of the north-northeast corridor, and the Rialiño-Padrón section of the Atlantic Route.

In October last year, Agroman had also signed an agreement with Spanish rail network Adif to carry out research into the development of a new rail slab track material that creates less noise and vibration.

Both companies will carry out research in order to further the development of new building materials, for slab track and track bed sensors for high-speed trains, at Adif’s Rail Technology Centre (CTF) in Antequera, Málaga, Spain.

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