The work on the Níjar-Río Andarax AVE reaches 50% completion.

1 August 2023

The AVE works that Adif is carrying out on the Almería-Murcia line are already at around 50% completion and the Almería high-speed platform is expected to be finished by the end of 2024. The Nijar-Río Andarax section is 25.5km long and features 13 viaducts totalling 4,786m. The viaduct over the Andarax River stands out with a length of 1,414m and 43 spans, making it the longest viaduct in the province. A Prethor mobile bench has been installed to produce the beams and precast concrete slabs to build the almost 5km of single track deck with a hyperstatic deck width of 8.5m with box girder and top slab concreted in-situ on precast precast slabs. The Prethor plant located near the Mediterranean motorway produces an average of 5 beams per week, 40m long and 230 tonnes for the largest ones. The company Estructuras (belonging to Grupo Puentes), was contracted by Convensa (FCC group) for the production and execution of the prefabricated beam decks for the 13 viaducts that comprise the Níjar-Río Andarax section of the Almeria high-speed railway belonging to the Administrator of Railway Infrastructures (Adif). 9 of the 13 viaducts are currently in the construction phase and the rest are in the project phase. The longest span is 54.00 m, with the largest beam being 40 m long and supported on hammer beams. Construction is being carried out with an under-deck crane and the works will last 27 months.