Doubling works of the high-capacity railway line Messina – Catania: Proger is also awarded Lot 1

Executive design of the section Fiumefreddo - Taormina / Letojanni

Proger, with Rocksoil and Pini Swiss Engineers, is part of the group of designers indicated by the consortium led by WeBuild that was awarded the contract for the executive design and execution of the doubling works of the high-capacity railway line Messina – Catania, section Giampilieri – Fiumefreddo, 1st Functional Lot Fiumefreddo – Taormina. Commissioned by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana – RFI (Gruppo FS Italiane), the project is worth 640 milion Euro.

The project involves the construction of 15 kilometres of new double-track line, 10 of which will be in tunnels, between Fiumefreddo and Taormina, with a link to Letojanni station. As part of the works, an underground station will be built in Taormina, which will be equipped with all the most modern plants and safety systems.

As for Lot 2, already awarded in March to Proger and the group led by WeBuild, particular attention has been paid to the environmental impact of the 40 fixed and mobile construction sites and their energy and water sustainability. The numerous high-tech solutions proposed will make it possible to achieve construction sites powered by renewable sources, energy optimisation in the order of thousands of MWh/year, a high level of reuse of tunnel excavation and construction site water and savings in vehicle emissions of hundreds of tonnes of CO2