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Salini-Astaldi JV to construct first section of Naples-Bari HSR [free access]

March 3, 2017

Italferr, the engineering firm under Italian State Railways (FS), has awarded a EUR397-million contract to an Italy-based joint venture (JV) of Salini Impregilo and Astaldi to design and construct the first 15.5-km section of the Naples-Bari high-speed rail (HSR) line, which will connect Naples to Cancello, covering three stations. Salini Impregilo holds a 60 per cent stake in the JV while Astaldi holds 40 per cent.

The 146.6-km HSR line is expected to require an investment of EUR6.2 billion. Once complete in 2022, the line will reduce the Naples-Bari journey time from 3 hours 45 minutes to 2 hours. The HSR is part of the Scandinavia-Mediterranean Corridor of the Trans-European Network (TEN).

 

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