ACS has been awarded the contract for construction of a set of tunnels and bridges on the I-64 Hampton Roads of Virginia (United States) valued at 3,000 million euros and that, according to the company, constitutes the largest project of its kind in the history of this State.
The group presided over by Florentino Pérez adds this 'macro contract' to the outstanding portfolio of works in North America, the company's current first market by revenue.
The project achieved now consists of design and build improvements along a stretch of said highway about fifteen kilometers between the towns of Hampton and Norfolk.
The project includes the execution of a new crossing over the Bay of 6.3 kilometers in length, through a combination of tunnels and viaducts.
The section will be undertaken in parallel to the existing route and will involve the total reconstruction of the existing viaducts between the artificial islands that exist in this area and both sides of the continent, on the East coast.
According to ACS detailed, the new tunnels will add four additional lanes, so this section of the highway will add a total of eight lanes of traffic, which will be built using a "last generation" tunnel boring machine.
The Spanish company has made this 'megaproject' through a consortium in which it participates through its subsidiaries Dragados USA and Flatiron (Hochtief), and which completes the French Vinci Grands Projects.
ACS achieves this project after being awarded this Thursday a rail contract in Australia of 800 million euros in consortium with the Spanish company CAF, which adds to the tram of a city near Sydney recently achieved.
This new project in Australia, the second largest market of the company, and now achieved in the United States, adds to those achieved last year, which include the automatic train of the Los Angeles airport or a large project for a hydraulic complex in Canada.