The Barcelona’s port reported this Wednesday that it has awarded the civil works and auxiliary maintenance works for a maximum annual amount of 1.9 million euros. Copisa Constructora Pirenaica SA, within the framework of a UTE (temporary union of companies) with I smiled Acsa Conservació d’Infraestructures SAU, have been awarded the contract, which has an estimated value of 9.5 million euros for the maximum contractual term (5 years).
The Board of Directors of the Port of Barcelona awards the contract to carry out the civil works and auxiliary maintenance works of the port area. The term of the contract is two years, with a first extension of 2 years and an additional period of one more year, with an estimated value of 9.5 million euros for the maximum contractual term (5 years).
The object of the contract is the execution of civil works and other auxiliary works that may be necessary to preserve the existing infrastructures throughout the entire territorial scope of the port of Barcelona, to allow and facilitate port operation and normal activity. Activities related to the regular cleaning of buildings, street cleaning, gardening, electrical maintenance and other specialized work are excluded from this contract.
The type of work included in this contract is very diverse, highlighting, among others, the repair work of docks and docking and defense structures; paving works; road signs or maintenance work, modification or expansion of the water network.
Rail service with Burgos
The Port of Barcelona has also reported this Wednesday that the firm Synergy, logistics operator of the Hutchison Ports group, and Asecomex have presented a new rail service from the Villafría terminal in Burgos. Synergy will be able to carry out from this location the work it provides from the rest of its rail corridors with origin or destination to the port of Barcelona: hauling, customs procedures, container stock, cross-docking and storage and container cleaning and repair, among others.
The network of intermodal connections “port-door & rdquor; with the port of Barcelona, which also extends to the south of France, it makes it possible to greatly reduce transit times and contributes to saving polluting emissions. Additionally, it offers customers security in the face of difficulties in the logistics chain, such as the lack of drivers, fuel prices and the rest of the problems that afflict international transport.
For Damià Calvet, President of Port of Barcelona, “the Port of Barcelona currently moves more than 15% of its containers by rail and the direct line with Burgos will make this percentage even higher. We are promoting sustainable mobility, decarbonization. The future passes through the railway and we will continue to support projects such as Synergy”.
Synergy’s infrastructures and services reach a global dimension thanks to the network of Hutchison Ports, a pioneer terminal operator present in 52 terminals and 26 countries, which provides the Port of Barcelona with more than 200 connections with ports around the world. In its facilities, the BEST Terminal stands out, the most technologically advanced in Spain, which has the largest railway terminal of the Mediterranean ports, with 8 tracks of 750 meters that connect world traffic to Europe through the Mediterranean and vice versa.