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Astaldi awarded EUR 417m railway contract in Algeria

Posted: 27 December 2010 | Astaldi | No comments yet

The Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Algeria has awarded Astaldi the contract to design and build a new railway line along the Saida-Tiaret section…

The Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Algeria has awarded Astaldi the contract to design and build a new railway line along the Saida-Tiaret section...

The Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Algeria, through Agence Nationale d’Etude et du Suivi de la Réalisation des Investissements Ferroviaires (ANESRIF), has awarded Astaldi, in a joint venture, the contract to design and build a new railway line along the Saida-Tiaret section. The works total EUR 417 million in value (Astaldi’s share is 60%).

The contract involves the executive design and construction of 153 kilometres single track railway line with 41 railway bridges and viaducts, 35 road overpasses, as well as 4 main stations (2 of which for passengers, and 2 functioning as freight yard and maintenance station) and 9 switching stations.

Extending along the “Rocade des Hauts Plateaux” in interconnection with the Bechar- Mecheria-Oran line, the route is the natural continuation of the railway line linking Saida and Moulay-Slissen already being built, also by Astaldi. Works for this new initiative are forecast to begin in the half of 2011, and to last for 36 months.

Listed in the STAR segment of the Italian stock exchange, Astaldi Group has been active for more than 80 years, in Italy and abroad, in designing and constructing large-scale civil engineering works.

The Group operates in the following areas:

  • transport infrastructures (railways, undergrounds, roads, motorways, ports, and airports);
  • hydraulic works and energy production plants (dams, hydroelectric plants, waterworks, oil pipelines, gas pipelines, nuclear power plants and treatment plants);
  • civil and industrial construction (hospitals, universities, airports, law courts, car parks);
  • management under concession of works such as, healthcare facilities, transport infrastructures, car parks.

The Group currently operates as a General Contractor capable of promoting financial aspects and coordinating all resources and skills for the optimal development and management of complex and high-value public works.

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