Ghella has been named preferred bidder for the construction of approximately 20 km of the Telese - San Lorenzo Maggiore - Vitulano route, as part of the project for the new Naples - Bari HS Railway line.
The tender was awarded by the Italian Railway Network (FS Italiane Group) to the joint venture led by Ghella (group leader with shares of 47.15%), Itinera, Salcef, and Coget Impianti. The contract value is of over 470 million Euros.
The doubling of the section, consisting of the two Telese - San Lorenzo Maggiore and San Lorenzo Maggiore - Vitulano functional lots, will allow for a more reliable railway service as a result of an increase in safety standards and the elimination of all existing level crossings present on the current line.
This is Ghella’s third contract on the Naples - Bari HS Railway line: the first is the Cancello - Frasso Telesino lot, consisting of the extension of the historical line between the Frasso Telesino station and Naples. The second contract is for the executive design and execution of the works for the Frasso Telesino - Telese section.
The new Naples - Bari HS line is part of the Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN - T), more precisely of the Scandinavian-Mediterranean Corridor. The construction of this line will have a crucial role in the development of Southern Italy, allowing two important cities to be connected. The new line will also be beneficial to the environment, allowing for a decrease in CO2 emissions in the entire area.