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Fergrupo is awarded three new maintenance contracts in Portugal

Fergrupo, Comsa’s infrastructure subsidiary in Portugal, has been awarded three new projects for the modernisation of tracks and electrical systems in several sections of the country’s rail network.

Fergrupo is awarded three new maintenance contracts in Portugal


Infraestruturas de Portugal has awarded Fergrupo the contract for the maintenance of catenary and track equipment and systems in branches of 10 lines of the national network: Minho, Concordancia de Sao Gemil, the Braga branch, Leixoes, Douro, Norte, Guimaraes, the Port of Aveiro branch, Tua and Vouga.

At these 10 locations and for a total of nearly 2 million euros, the company will apply different preventive procedures to guarantee functionality and prevent anomalies, as well as corrective methods to address previously detected incidents. This contract is in addition to the contract for the maintenance of the Iberian gauge track switches and crossings that Fergrupo is currently implementing.

Northern Line

The company will also upgrade track superstructure between Valadares and Gaia on the Northern Line. The works, which amount to over four million euros, include the replacement of the wood sleepers with new concrete ones, the installation of 8.6 kilometres of track and the reinforcement of three level crossings, among other things.

Finally, Fergrupo will rehabilitate the section of track between Valega and Gaia, also on the Northern Line, in order to mitigate the risks of deterioration that currently threaten the infrastructure. For this purpose, concrete sleepers will be provided, 3.9 kilometres of track will be installed, more than 2,000 cubic metres of ballast will be laid, and new safety walls will be built, reinforcing the existing ones.


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