ministrator (Adif) awarded to a consortium led by Alstom a contract to build and maintain, for a period of 20 years, the signaling and telecommunications systems for the high speed line Albacete-Alicante.
This is the first contract to supply HS equipment awarded by Adif in a PPP (Public Private Partnership) scheme. In operation since 2014, this was also the first time in Spain, ERTMS Level 2 have been installed without the back up of Level 1 equipment.
◗ CAF SIGNALLING
CAF Signaling boasts its own in-house capacity and engineering to undertake “turnkey” railway signalling projects and is acknowledged as such by different railway administrations in Spain and in other countries throughout Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Amongst the numerous examples in public-private partnership models, under the concession and turnkey regime, its participation in relevant projects such as the Mexico-Toluca intercity train, SCT (MEXICO), the first turnkey tram system in Latin America, the one in Cuiabá or the light rail in the city of Kaohsiung, in Taiwan are worthy of special mention
AF Group set up CAF Investment Projects (CAF IP) as a spearhead for developing and managing Concessions and PPP Projects worldwide. Through these business models CAF Group is involved not only in EPC and O&M business, but also in the financial services. Within this year, jointly with its consortium partners for each project, CAF Group has reached the financial close of Regional Rail Project in Australia and Liege Tram in Belgium.
These projects, joined to the previous references in Spain, Mexico and Brazil position CAF Group as a leader in privately funded comprehensive mobility systems.
CAF IP is currently assessing different opportunities worldwide, with a potential net worth equity investment over 500 Million Euros.
Railway transport infrastructures, and especially those related with Urban Transport, have currently a worldwide expansion, constituting the public and private sector association, through the PPP, a key factor in the financing and development of them.
IDOM actively participates, internationally, by providing technical, legal and financial advisory services in the definition, structuring, development and management of this type of initiatives.
Thus, IDOM has assisted the Guatemala City with the MetroRiel project and, currently, among others, the City of Almaty (Kazakhstan) with their LRT, and the one in San José de Costa Rica with the current Rapid Train project.