Press release

Lantania starts the construction of an electrical substation for CAF in Navarra (Spain)


  • It will provide service to the test rail track currently under construction on the old Soria-Castejón rail corridor.


Madrid, November 19, 2018. Lantania has begun the construction of a multi-tension traction substation for the CAF Group (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles) in the town of Corella (Navarra, Spain). The substation will feed the rail track used for testing and trials that the company is currently constructing on the old railway line that connects Soria with Castejón, the first of its kind built in Spain.

The new electric substation will supply power in 1,500 Vdc and 750 Vdc in both overhead line and third lanes. In addition, it will have space available for future potential expansions of the installation and introduction of single-phase voltage level of 25 KVac (50Hz) and, additionally, 3,000 Vdc.

Lantania is the result of the acquisition of the construction, water and energy business units of Isolux Corsán by a team of former company executives. The group focuses its activity on infrastructure, construction, water and energy projects. Among other areas, it is important to highlight its specialization in the field of railway electrification, in which the firm has an experienced human team and important technical resources (railway inspection trolleys, adapted rail vehicles…). Lantania is currently executing 11 projects of substations and overhead lines, among which we could highlight the electrification of the Pajares Variant or the Portalada and Pola de Lena substations for Adif, all of them in Spain.

Grupo CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles) is a multinational company originally from Beasain (Guipuzcoa) with more than 100 years of experience in integrated transport system solutions. The company designs, manufactures, maintains and supplies equipment and components for rail systems worldwide. It has production facilities in Spain, France, the United Kingdom, the US, Mexico and Brazil.