Puerto Cabello - la Encrucijada railway line

Name of Project:

Puerto Cabello - la Encrucijada railway line



Country:
Venezuela

Client:
I.A.F.E. - “Instituto Autónomo de Ferrocarriles del Estado” - Ministry of Infrastructure

Total value:
€6,035 million, share €2.011 million

Start of works:
July 2002

Expected duration:
129 months

The project involves the construction of a new railway line which will provide a fast, modern connection between the country’s main port (Puerto Cabello) and La Encrucijada.

The work consists of the construction of 110 kilometres of new railway line, which includes 15 tunnels for an overall length of approximately 28 km, 78 bridges and viaducts, as well as the design and construction of 7 railway stations, 2 freight terminals and 2 train maintenance workshops.

MAIN TECHNICAL DATA:

TUNNELS

Number of tunnels  15
Diameter of excavation  10.90 m
Length  27.97 km
Section of variable excavation  from 86 to 104 m²
Excavation volume  3,568,300 m³
Structural concrete, linings  628,000 m³
Gunite  315,000 m³
Supporting structures  11,800 tons
Steel reinforcements  54,500 tons

VIADUCTS

Number of bridges (L=6#10 m)  26
Number of viaducts  52
Length of bridges  630 m
Length of viaducts in steel and precast concrete slabs 21,090 m
Piers  363
Embankments  108
Foundation posts (D=1,200 mm)  66,900 m
Foundation microposts (D=114 mm)  7,722 m
Foundation shafts  33
Concrete  143,382 m³
Steel reinforcements  19,459 tons

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Last update: 18/09/2013