The Dundalk Western Bypass is part of the corridor linking Dublin and Belfast
The company is also short-listed in the tender for the N4/N6 Kinnegad-Kilcock road
Madrid. 8 October 2002
Ferrovial, through its toll road concessions subsidiary Cintra, has been short-listed in the tender for the construction and operation of the Dundalk Western Bypass in Ireland. The Irish government estimates that the project will cost between 63 and 126 million euros, and the concession will run for 30 years. The road will be 53 km long, including 11 km of newly constructed road. The project forms part of the N1 corridor linking Dublin and Belfast.
Cintra, which heads a consortium with SIAC, an Irish construction company, is competing against Celtic Roads Group, comprised of NTR, Ascon, Nuttal and Dragados.
Short-listed for a second Irish project
Cintra is also in the final phase of Ireland´s first tender for the privately-financed construction and operation of a toll road: the N4/N6 Kinnegad-Kilcock Motorway. The project - one of the eight toll roads envisaged in Ireland´s National Development Plan 2000-2006 - is estimated by the government to cost between 253 and 380 million euros, and the concession will run for 30 years. The 35 km road is part of the corridor linking Dublin to the north west. Cintra and SIAC are competing against Erinroute, a group comprised of Carillon, Balfour Beatty, Egis and WS Atkins.
Further projects in Spain, Portugal, Greece and Germany
Ferrovial is very active in Europe: it is pre-qualified or a finalist for projects worth a total of 3.5 billion euros in Spain (access roads to Barajas airport, Sevilla metro, etc.), Greece (four toll road projects), Portugal (finalist for one toll roads) and Germany (B96).
Ferrovial is one of the principal infrastructure development companies in the world: it has a total of 1.7 billion euros in committed investment and manages 15 toll roads in Spain, Portugal, Chile and Canada, 12 airports in Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Chile, and 180,000 parking spaces in Spain.