February 07, 2014

Adif awards €28m electrification contract

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SPANISH infrastructure manager Adif has awarded a consortium of Alstom and Isolux Corsán a €28m contract to design, construct and maintain a traction substation and catenary system for the 44.3km link under-construction between La Robla in León and Pola de Tena, Asturias, which will eventually form part of the León to Gijon high-speed line.

For its 50% share of the contract Alstom will contribute engineering and project management as well as the supply of the catenary system, 2x25kV traction substation and autotransformers, including the associated traction power control system. Alstom Spain will manage testing and commissioning of the entire system.

The new high-speed line includes the 25km Pajaras tunnel which is currently under-construction and will be Spain's second longest tunnel when complete. The new line is set to shorten the distance between Asturias and Castile-León by 33km and enable trains to travel at up to 300km/h on dual-gauge tracks.

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