A consortium participated by Acciona has been awarded a contract in New Zealand to develop the Auckland transport system, a project that initially had an estimated budget of 700 million New Zealand dollars (410 million euros).
The work includes, among other works, the construction of new special lanes for buses and bicycles, which will contribute to reducing travel time in the city by about 20 minutes and limiting motorized traffic, thereby reducing pollution emissions. .
In addition, the contract also includes preliminary investigation, design and construction of a new bus station in Pakuranga, a district to the east of Auckland. At the moment, the New Zealand government has announced a financial contribution of $281 million (165 million euros) for the project.
As reported by the public company in charge of transport in Auckland, in addition to Acciona, the consortium designated to design and plan this new transport system will also be made up of Fletcher, Aecom and Jacobs.
As such, the Spanish company reiterated its alliance with Fletcher in 2016, awarding the two construction and management contracts under a public-private partnership (PPP) formula for the highway between Puhoi and Warkworth, north of Auckland, for 25 years. Done, which was Acciona’s first project in New Zealand.
Acciona landed in Australia in 2002 and is currently one of the main players in the infrastructure market in Oceania, where Acciona Energy, its independent business division focused on renewable energy, has also closed long-term energy sales contracts.