Italian rail infrastructure manager, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) and the consortia CEPAV Due, IRICAV Due e COCIV have signed three contracts for Brescia – Verona, Verona – Vicenza and Terzo Valico new high speed lines.
RFI and CEPAV Due consortium – Saipem (52%), Società Italiana Condotte d’Acqua (12%), G Maltauro (12%), Pizzarotti (24%) – have signed a civil works agreement on Brescia – Verona HSL. The total project budget is estimated at EUR 3.9 billion, of which EUR 768 million euro allocated for the first construction lot. Construction works are expected to begin in the first half of 2015.
The agreement signed with IRICAV Due consortium – Astaldi (37,49%), Salini Impregilo (27,28%), Ansaldo STS (17,05), Società Italiana Condotte d’Acqua (11,35%), Lamaro Appalto (6,82%), Fintecna (0,01%) – is on the final design of the Verona – Vicenza section of Verona – Padova high-speed line. The total budget for the project is EUR 4.15 bn, which includes EUR 190m for connecting Verona – Vicenza HSL to Verona area conventional network. Construction works are expected to start by the end of this year.
RFI and COCIV consortium (Salini Impregilo 64%, Società Italiana Condotte d’Acqua 31% , CIV 5%) have signed an agreement for civil works on Terzo Valico third construction lot (EUR 607 million). Works will begin by June 2015. The total value of Terzo Valico project, divided into six construction lots, is EUR 6.2 billion. Terzo Valico line has a total length of 53 km (37 km in tunnels).