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ACCIONA wins €300 million railway works contract in Australia

  • It will remove five level crossings on the Frankston railway line in the state of Victoria.
  • This latest project means that ACCIONA has won contracts worth more than €1 billion on the same Australian railway line.

ACCIONA, in a consortium with two Australian companies, has been awarded the contract to remove five level crossings on the Frankston railway line in the state of Victoria. This project forms part of the Victoria government’s plan to eliminate 75 level crossings by 2025 to improve railway safety and traffic congestion.

This new contract is in addition to those that ACCIONA won in January 2018 and March 2019, which are all on the same railway line. Taking into account the budget for this latest project, which totals €300 million, over the last two years ACCIONA has been awarded contracts by the government of Victoria worth more than €1 billion.

ACCIONA in Australia

ACCIONA has just reached an agreement with the Australian infrastructure group Lendlease to acquire part of the project portfolio of its subsidiary, Lendlease Engineering, including eight key projects.

The company has been present in Australia since 2002, where it has carried out major infrastructure and renewable energy projects. ACCIONA strengthened its position in the country after acquiring Geotech in 2017, a local engineering and construction group.

In addition to these contracts to remove level crossings, ACCIONA has carried out projects on the Toowoomba highway and the Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads section of the Pacific Highway; as well as the Clarence River Bridge and the Sydney Light Rail projects.

ACCIONA is part of the consortia that designed, constructed and now operate the Adelaide desalination plant and the Mundaring drinking water treatment plant; it is constructing the extension to the Kawana waste water treatment plant in the state of Queensland; and it was awarded the contract to extend the Kingsborough water treatment plant on the island of Tasmania in collaboration with BMD.

A few months ago, the energy division of ACCIONA began construction on Mortlake South, its fifth wind farm in Australia, which will boost the company’s wind power capacity in the country by 36% to 592 MW. ACCIONA already has four operational wind farms in Australia, namely Cathedral Rocks (64 MW), Gunning (46.5 MW), Waubra (192 MW) and Mt. Gellibrand (132 MW). http://www.acciona.com.au/

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