08 November 2019

CAF Signalling Expands International Customer Base With A New Contract In Uruguay

CAF Signalling Expands International Customer Base With A New Contract In Uruguay

CAF Signalling continues to broaden operations in foreign markets having recently won the contract for the Ferrocarril Central project in Uruguay. The whole contract amounts to a total of almost €50 million, with approximately €30 million associated with the scope of this CAF Group subsidiary.

Signalling, Control Centre and Telecommunications Systems for the Ferrocarril Central project (Uruguay) The Construction Consortium Ferrocarril Central, consisting of Sacyr Construcción Uruguay S.A., Compañía Sudamericana de Empresas Eléctricas y Mecánicas y de Obras Públicas S.A., Nge Contracting S.A., and Berkes Construcción y Montajes S.A., entered into a contract with the consortium consisting of the companies CAF Signalling and Revenga Smart Solutions for the design, production, installation, testing and commissioning of all the communication and signalling systems for the Ferrocarril Central project. This route, which extends almost 276 Km, connects the city of Paso de los Toros, in the centre of the country, to the Port of Montevideo.

Amongst other aspects, CAF Signalling's project scope includes the implementation of new electronic interlocking, a centralised Traffic Control system for the line as well as the ERTMS L1 system. The system will enable freight train transit between both cities, but will also cater for mixed traffic on a 36 km section of the metropolitan area of Montevideo. This will reinforce the capacity and cover requirements of passenger transit in the area.

The Ferrocarril Central project is promoted by the Uruguayan Government and marks an extremely significant infrastructure milestone for the country’s multiple mode transport system to become the most relevant project in the rail sector in the past few years. And as such, this is a major step within the framework of the transport infrastructures development programme Uruguay is currently implementing, the aim of which is to reinforce its logistics platform. A move that is considered to be crucial to increase both competitiveness and sustainability.

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