Rome, 4 April 2018
Italferr (FS Italiane Group) has been nominated Main Designer for the infrastructural and technological modernisation project of the "Sarmiento" railway line in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The agreement signed between FS Italiane Group’s engineering company and the G&S consortium (economic value of approximately €41 million) envisages the realization, by Italferr, of the executive project and the technical support for the modernisation works of the railway line that connects the peri-urban Moreno station to the Once station in the centre of Buenos Aires.
"The modernisation of the 'Sarmiento' railway line - underlined Carlo Carganico, CEO and General Manager of Italferr - for technical complexity and duration of the works (expected to be five years from March 2018 until the complete realisation of the work) represents the most challenging project in the context of all Italferr's current activities abroad”. “The recent opening of a branch in Argentina with a team of over twenty experts, the framework of further initiatives of interest envisaged by the Argentine government, confirmed by the presence of the major Italian contractors, allow us to look at the new South American hub of Italferr as a hub of primary importance for the development of our international business," concluded Carganico.
The "Sarmiento" railway line modernisation project, strongly desired by the Argentine government, involves the construction of a new section of underground line, about 18 km, eight new stations, and the technological equipment for the entire infrastructure with systems capable of ensuring a metropolitan service with a train frequency of every three minutes and an estimated capacity of over 150 million passengers every year.