The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) has granted Voestalpine Railway Systems JEZ S.L. a contract to supply switches and crossings for the inland railway network under development in the Port of Sagunto.
According to Valenciaport, the amount awarded is approximately €1.81 million ($1.94 million).
The company will reportedly supply 10 pieces of track equipment in accordance with the following conditions: pre-assembly and testing in the workshop; transportation to the various installation points or to the location designated by the Works Management; and technical support for the supply during the transfer, storage, and final assembly phases at the designated location.
The expected timeframe for the manufacture and transport of the switches and crossings is eight months. In this regard, the business awarded the contract must provide technical help until the switches and crossings are fully integrated into the infrastructure that will serve the Port of Sagunto.
As the construction of the switches and crossings on-site is connected to the track assembly works (the contract for which will be separate), Valenciaport has extended the deadline for completing the Technical Assistance for Supply by four months.
However, the port noted that this period may be prolonged in order to accommodate the rate of completion of the track assembly operations.
PAV will establish the delivery timetable for the equipment in collaboration with the Works Management of the building project for the inland rail network of the Port of Sagunto, as well as Voestalpine Railway Systems JEZ S.L. (the contract winner).
In July 2023, the Spanish Council of Ministers sanctioned the awarding of a contract for the construction of the Port of Sagunto’s inner rail network, with an anticipated cost of €17.5 million ($19.2 million).