Assignia Infrastructure enters the rail sector in Chile

The Chilean Railway Public Company awards Assignia the first contract for 13 million euros.
Assignia Infrastructure operates in the sectors of road infrastructure and concessions and hospital services in the Latin American country.
The company of State Railways (Empresa de los Ferroarriles del Estado, EFE) in Chile has awarded Assignia Infraestructura a contract worth 13 million euros for the construction and installation of track and catenary system of the section Santiago-Rancagua. This is the first project of railway infrastructure that manages the Spanish company in the Latin American country, where it already operates in the sectors of road infrastructure and concessions and hospital services.
The contract includes the construction of two new tracks on the section Alameda-Nos, one east and one west of the existing routes, shifts in sections, reconfiguration of the connectivities and reconstruction of existing railways. Works also include the installation of a traction catenary system of the new lines Alameda-Nos and the removal or reinstallation of the catenary on rails that are now active. The planned duration of the project is one year, therefore it is imminent to start the works.
With this new contract Assignia Infraestructuras accesses the rail infrastructure sector in Chile and strengthens and expands its presence in the country. Recently, the Ministry of Public Works has awarded it, in consortium with GIA (Mexico) and Cosal (Chile), the Concession Agreement for the Hospital del Salvador and the National Institute of Geriatrics in Santiago de Chile, which involves the construction of the hospital complex and the management of non-care services for 15 years. The investment for this project is €273 M.
Furthermore, Assignia already has initiated the works for improving the road interconnection between Temuco and Padre Las Casas (La Araucanía), amounting to €63 M. The project includes the construction of a cable-stayed bridge with a mast that will be 240m and 140m long.