Spanish constructor FCC Construcción announced the launch of railway infrastructure rehabilitation works on Simeria – Km 614 section, section 3, Gurasada – Simeria (40 km), being the first entrepreneur on this new section of Corridor IV which has already begun laying the tracks.
The project, worth over EUR 570 million envisages the modernisation of more than 40 km of railway infrastructure and superstructure of the section so that trains could reach a maximum speed of 160 km/h.
In August 2017, CFR SA and FCC – Astaldi – Convensa Consortium signed the contract worth RON 2.63 billion (EUR 572.8 million) for the modernisation of Gurasada-Simeria section. The consortium includes FCC Construcción, Astaldi S.p.A, and Contratas Y Ventas, and its leader is FCC Construcción.
The section lies on the priority axis TEN-T 22 Nürnberg-Prague-Vienna-Budapest-Curtici-Simeria-Brasov-Bucharest-Constanta (Rhine-Danube Corridor, northern branch).
The project also includes embankment and consolidation works on the whole distance, the construction of 17 bridges (of which three over Mures River), 27 culverts, 4 overpasses, 3 underpasses, civil engineering works in 9 railway stations (including commercial halts/stops), electrification and energy supply works, as well as ERMTS deployment works (ETCS level 2+GSM-R).
The financing source is non-reimbursable European Union funds and the state budget. The execution deadline is three years plus a guarantee period of two years.