Sunday, May 28, 2023

ACS and Accion are finalists in the second contract for a meter line in Canada, worth 2,800 million

ACS and Acciona have once again become finalists in a public tender in Canada to build a new elevated metro system in downtown Vancouver. This is a project that has a total budget of 4,010 million Canadian dollars (2,800 million in cash).

The British Columbia government has divided this contract into three parts, each of which has yet to be budgeted. The two Spanish firms chaired by Florentino Pérez and José Manuel Entrecanales were pre-ordered in the first two contracts announced. Of course, they will be in different groups, so they will be in conflict.

The first is to erect an elevated infrastructure through which trains pass and works on adjacent streets, while the second is to establish eight stations. The third offer, still in the acceptance phase, will involve the installation of an electrical system that will allow for automated driving of the train.


The ‘short list’ of companies shortlisted for the first contract was revealed last January and the government of British Columbia has just released another “short list” for the second contract: the construction of eight stations. The first effect will be known at the end of 2023 and the second already in 2024.

Both are the same association of two. On the other hand, ACS offered itself through its construction company Dragados and together with the local investment firm Ledcor, while Acciona and its subsidiaries did the infrastructure in the village, together with the two large Canadian construction groups Aecon and Pomerleau.

The plan is to build the Surrey Langley SkyTrain, a 16-kilometer elevated metro line that will connect downtown Surrey, a suburb of Vancouver, with downtown Langley in a 22-minute journey starting in 2008.

This SkyTrain will be the first metro project to be built south of the Fraser River, which separates Vancouver from Surrey, in the next 30 years. The province will contribute 2,400 million Canadian dollars (1,700 million dollars), the federal government with 1,300 million (900 million dollars) and the municipalities involved with the rest.

Both ACS and Acciona are also pending another large document worth more than 4,000 million in Canada, this time in Calgary, to build a new tram line. ACS is one of two finalist consortiums, one with its subsidiary Flatiron and the other with Dragados, and one of them is also Acciona. This will be announced as an award.

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