5/5/2017 – COMSA has gained access to Denmark with the construction of the tram network for the city of Odense, located to the west of the capital, Copenhagen. Thus, in line with the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan, the company continues to export its century-long railway experience to markets with expanding infrastructure while at the same time extending its network of offices in northern Europe, where it is already active in Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia and Poland.
In Odense COMSA will manage the construction and rollout of more than 14 kilometres of double track tramway between the Tarup Centre and Hjallese districts, in conjunction with the implementation of the 26 stations that make up the line. The contract is valued at 158 million Euros and also includes the installation of the catenary, signalling work, telecommunications, and a control and maintenance centre, as well as testing prior to the launch of service.
The award of this contract is thanks to the company’s extensive experience in the development of light rail transport systems in both national and international markets. Some of the most prestigious projects in its portfolio include the construction of Line 1 of Bursa and Line 3 of Gaziantep, both in Turkey, Lines A, B, and C in Dublin (Ireland), the west Madrid light railway, and the tram networks of Barcelona, Murcia and Malaga, as well as track upgrades in the cities of Porto (Portugal), Turin (Italy), and Adelaide and Melbourne (Australia).
Consolidation in northern Europe
With its entry into Denmark, COMSA Corporación extends its presence in northern Europe, a strategic market for the company because of growing investment there in transport and communication infrastructure. Sweden was the group’s previous destination in the region, and after completing the refurbishment of Highway 156 between Skene and Skoghem the company is now responsible for the widening of the track between the stations of Tibble and Visinge in the locality of Täby to the northeast of Stockholm.
In Poland, COMSA is working in consortium with its affiliate in the country Trakcja PRKiL on the modernization of the section of railway between Jaworzno Szczakowa and Trzebinia, valued at 24.7 million euros, and on the Chybie – Nędza/Turze section for a total of 28.1 million Euros, both in the province of Silesia.
Kauno Tiltai also maintains its leadership in Lithuania with civil work projects and is managing various road contracts in Latvia.