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OHL-led JV to secure construction contract for Y Vasca HSR [free access]

July 5, 2018

A joint venture of OHL (40 per cent), Sobrino (20 per cent), G&O (10 per cent) and Geotunel (30 per cent) has secured a EUR134-million contract from Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias/Adif Alta Velocidad (Adif) to construct three tunnels of 6.3 km for the Mondragón-Elorrio-Bergara section of the Vitoria-Bilbao-San Sebastián high speed rail (HSR) line (also known as Y Vasca HSR).


The JV will use the ‘New Austrian’ method to construct the tunnel, which will cover 89 per cent of the Mondragón-Elorrio-Bergara section.


The HSR line will span 160 km connecting Vitoria, Bilbao and San Sebastián. The conventional line between San Sebastián and the French border (around 17 km long) will be upgraded for mixed use (conventional and high-speed trains).


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