Milan, October 4, 2018 – Salini Impregilo has signed a limited notice to proceed (LNTP) with Texas Central, developers of the 240-mile, high-speed train service between Houston and North Texas, to serve as the lead for the civil construction consortium that will build it. The Group, a global leader in complex infrastructure, is already involved in the project through its U.S. subsidiary, Lane.
Salini Impregilo will perform engineering and design development of the infrastructure for the project. Other services include optimizing execution approaches, strategies and logistics, as well as performing analysis related to installation costs and schedules.
The LNTP is a new opportunity for Salini Impregilo, which has been interested in taking part in the challenge to bring a high-speed train service to Texas, like it has done in other countries such as Italy where it has built a good part of this type of infrastructure. The United States is the Group’s biggest single market, where it has a consolidated presence in highways, bridges and tunnels. It is also interested in pursuing projects in rail - high-speed in particular – in light of this sector’s potential in the country.
“Salini Impregilo’s knowledge and experience in designing, building and leading large scale railway projects on an international scale is impressive” stated Carlos F. Aguilar, CEO of Texas Central.
Salini Impregilo is a global leader in the construction of large, complex infrastructure, with an expertise in high-speed rail. Its projects include the high-speed rail lines between Milan and Turin, Florence and Bologna, and Florence and Rome. It was involved in the Gotthard Base Tunnel, and it is working on the Brenner Base Tunnel and the high-speed rail line between Genoa and Milan. The Group executed also some iconic complex projects in the world in the wider transport sector, as the expansion of the Panama Canal.
The LNTP comes as Salini Impregilo’s Lane wins a $253-million contract in Florida to design and build a section of a parkway in Seminole County, north of Orlando, the latest recognition of its leadership in the U.S. sector.