Press release

Typsa, a Lantania Group company, is awarded 14 million euros worth of projects

  • The company supplies sleepers for the renovation of the railway lines of Huesca, Navarra and the Mediterranean Corridor

Madrid, 19 April 2023. Traviesas y Prefabricados de Aragón (Typsa), a company belonging to the Lantania Group, has been awarded new contracts worth 30 million euros, of which more than 14 million euros corresponds to its participation in them. The company, which specialises in the production of precast concrete products is participating in projects to supply Adif with 279,600 sleepers, 132,200 of which correspond to its percentage. The new structures will modernise the railway lines of Huesca-Canfranc in two of its sections, Ribaforada-Tudela (Navarra) and the Mediterranean Corridor.

The joint venture formed by Typsa, Drace Geocisa and Andaluza de Traviesas will supply sleepers for the renovation, change of width and adaptations of the Xàtiva-Nudode La Teja section. A project worth 16.7 million euros (including VAT) for the supply of a total of 155,000 sleepers. These works complete the investments for the standard gauge line between Valencia and Alicante. The section between Xàtiva and the Nudo de la Teja, in the Valencia-Alicante connection, is key in the development of the Mediterranean Corridor to connect the southeast of the peninsula with the northeast and the rest of the European continent. Installation of the sleepers will begin later this year.

On the Huesca-Canfranc railway line, the joint venture formed by Typsa and Travipos has been awarded the supply of sleepers for the renovation of the section between Ayerbe and Caldearenas. The project has a budget of 7.8 million euros (including VAT) and a completion period of ten months. A total of 70,000 multi-purpose sleepers will be supplied with their corresponding fasteners.

Also on the Huesca-Canfranc line, Typsa and Travipos will supply and transport 44,000 sleepers for 4.9 million euros (including VAT) to improve the Jaca-Canfranc section. This project is part of the action plan for the modernisation of the Zaragoza-Huesca-Canfranc line, an essential infrastructure to enhance rail transport between Zaragoza and Huesca with the Aragonese Pyrenees.

Both contracts are part of the works for the reopening of the international line that will link Zaragoza-Canfranc-Pau (France). The installation of sleepers in both cases is scheduled to begin this coming May.

In Navarra, Typsa will replace the sleepers on the route between Ribaforada and Tudela on the Bilbao-Zaragoza line. This project has a budget of 1.2 million euros (including VAT). In total, the length of sleeper renewal on this section is 6,017 metres and the number of sleepers to be supplied by Typsa will be 10,600. The works will last six months and are expected to begin next June.

Typsa, which has been part of the Lantania Group since 2020, started its activity in 1962 and has specialised in the production of monoblock type prestressed concrete sleepers since 1980. The company has a manufacturing plant in Luceni, in the province of Zaragoza, with a capacity to produce 1,000 sleepers per day. The factory, located on an 8-hectare plot of land, has two large industrial buildings and a tower-type plant for the production of concrete for its own consumption. The sleeper manufacturing process, with a very high degree of automation, is of the carousel type, which guarantees complete product quality and consistency.

About Lantania

Lantania Group builds large transport, water and energy infrastructures. It develops sustainable solutions to improve quality of life and promote a cleaner and healthier world. The company currently has a work portfolio of more than 650 million euros and assets of more than 200 million. The maintenance of the runways at Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas Airport, the electrification of the first section of the high-speed train to Extremadura, the urbanisation of the Central Breakwater of the Port of Bilbao expansion or the construction of a solar farm in La Ciudad de la Justicia in Valencia are some of Lantania’s standout projects. The company is present in Colombia, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Morocco, Poland, Slovakia and Bulgaria.