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ACS to build a marine tunnel in Virginia (United States) for 683 million

28-07-2016
The ACS Group has been awarded, through its subsidiaries Dragados USA and Shiavone Construction, the design and construction of a tunnel under Chesapeake Bay in the State of Virginia, in the United States, for a value of 683 million euros.

This is the first project undertaken by ACS in Virginia, expanding its activities along the east coast of the United States, where it currently has works in the states of Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
 
The project consists in the construction of a marine tunnel with a diameter of 12.8 meters and a length of 1,935 meters between two man-made islands. The works will add extra lanes to the existing tunnel under the navigation channel in this stretch of the road of approximately 27 kilometres that crosses Chesapeake Bay.

The execution of the works will be undertaken by a joint venture between Dragados USA and Schiavone Construction CO. Both subsidiaries of the ACS Group specialise in the construction of tunnels and together they built the emblematic tunnels of the East Side Access on the New York subway, completed in 2013.

Other Dragados projects
 
Dragados S.A. (Dragados) is the construction branch of the ACS Group and the largest construction company in Spain with a strong international presence (North America, South America and Europe) that integrates an extraordinary experience in infrastructure, roads, motorways, tunnels, bridges, dams and ports. Dragados is one of the most active builders in the field of public private partnerships, with more than 150 projects developed by the ACS Group worldwide and with extensive experience in the construction of emblematic bridges. The construction activities of Dragados includes, among others, the following infrastructures:

More than 10,500 kilometre of roads and motorways, including: WestConnex - M5 in Australia, A30 in Canada, S8 in Poland or I-595 in the United States;
 
More than 1,380 of kilometre of tunnels of all types and in very different geotechnical conditions: including, North West Rail Link in Australia, East Side Access of New York, Metro of Madrid, Guadarrama stretch of the AVE line, or the South Bypass of the M-30 in Madrid;
 
More than 1,500 bridges built, including: the Constitution of 1812 bridge in Cádiz, the Centennial and the Alamillo bridges, both in Seville, the Waterford bridge in Ireland and the Third Millennium Bridge in Zaragoza;
 
More than 1,700 kilometres of railways, high speed lines and public transport lines. Including projects such as the California High Speed Rail Construction Package 2-3, first stretch of the California high speed rail system.
 
Furthermore, Dragados USA continues to expand in the United States with a wide network of offices in cities nationwide. Specifically, in Seattle (Washington), California, Texas, Florida, New York, Puerto Rico, and North Carolina. Through its acquired businesses it also has offices in New Jersey, Boston (Massachusetts) and Phoenix (Arizona).