FCC Construcción continues to grow in Romania with two new railway contracts
FCC Construcción continues to grow in Romania by obtaining two new railway contracts. The sections awarded by the National Railway Company (CFR for its acronym in Romanian) are Lugoj-Timisoara Est and Alesd – Poieni. Both projects add up to an amount of more than 800 million euros and 42 months of execution, including six months of design.
The Lugoj-Timișoara Est section of the Caransebes-Timisoara-Arad line consists of remodeling and doubling an existing 54-kilometre section of electrified single track, with the aim of reaching a speed of 160 km/h for passenger trains and 120 km/h for merchandise. In addition, the drainage works will be increased and the bearing capacity of the platform will be increased with the necessary substitutions of material and consolidations and completely renovating the superstructure.
All stations and halts will be modernized to increase their capacity and meet new technological needs, and all buildings will be renovated in terms of facilities and finishes. Pedestrian walkways will be built and platforms will be lengthened and raised to comply with European regulations.
The Aleșd-Poieni section of the Cluj-Episcopía Bihor line is 52 kilometers long and includes the modernization of the Bratca and Alesd stations, the modernization of seven stations and the modernization and construction of six halts.
In addition, there will be the modernization of 10 bridges and 91 drainage works, two tunnels in Şuncuiuș and in Peștera, the construction of two new overpasses and the modernization of 31 level crossings.
Both projects include signaling works with the implementation of the ERTMS system (ETCS level 2 and GSM-R) along the entire route, as well as electrification and modernization works of the railway infrastructure and superstructure.
After the completion of the project, passenger trains will be able to run at a maximum speed of 160 km/h, and freight trains at 120 km/h.
Currently, the company is executing three works on the IV Pan-European corridor: section 3, Gurasada-Simeria, Section 2a and Section 2b with a cumulative length of 119 km. These works currently have a percentage progress of over 80% and pursue the objective of increasing commercial speed to 160 km/h. The PanEuropean Corridor IV connects Dresden with Istanbul.
FCC Construcción has been executing railway contracts in Romania for CFR since 2012 without interruption.