Ineco will advise Poland for the development of its railway high speed
Ineco will be in charge of carrying out a review of the technical standards prepared by the Polish Railway Institute, in collaboration with CPK, for the development of high speed in the country, ensuring the technical cohesion of the infrastructure and integration with the existing network, as well as ensuring uniform guidelines for contractors at all stages of the investment process.
This project will contribute to strengthening Spain's position in terms of high-speed rail development capabilities. As highlighted by the President of Ineco, Sergio Vázquez Torrón: "this agreement highlights the great work that Spanish engineering companies are doing in the world and will surely enable future collaborations with more companies in our country, because Polish high-speed It will have a Spanish stamp.
The Spanish business network is very present in the infrastructure market in Poland, both in engineering services represented by companies such as Idom, TPF Getinsa, Ardanuy, Typsa, GMV, Indra and Sener, as well as by construction and supply companies such as: Ferrovial through its investee company Budimex and Cintra, Acciona, CAF, Dragados, and Grupo OHL.
A full assessment
The tasks to be carried out by Ineco will be carried out in two different phases: a first, in which the technical specifications drawn up by the Polish Railway Institute will be reviewed, and a second, in which four interactive workshops will be held in which the main findings on the different specifications reviewed, as well as clarification of doubts and questions that may arise from the client.
In order to cover all areas of the project, the Ineco team will be made up of a broad group of multidisciplinary professionals: projects (railways, roads, singular projects, buildings), rolling stock and overhead contact lines, energy, ground security and civil protection, railway signaling and ERTMS, terrestrial telecommunications and environment and territory.
Poland facing the largest infrastructure project in its history
The 'Centralny Port Komunikacyjny' (CPK) Project Vehicle company is a public company wholly owned by the Polish State Treasury, responsible for the preparation and implementation of the Solidarity Transport Center Programme, this being one of the most important and ambitious infrastructure projects in Europe. It includes the development of a large node between the cities of Warsaw and Łódź, which will integrate several modes of transport, the construction of the new central airport for Poland 37 km southwest of Warsaw, and the coordination and implementation of a new railway network of more than 1,800 km in length.
The new airport is planned to come into operation in 2028 and will manage in a first phase more than 400,000 operations per year and 40 million passengers, to subsequently exceed 650,000 annual operations and 65 million passengers from 2040.
The project involves the construction of a new railway network with approximately 2,000 km of new lines. The Railway Program also includes the development of high-speed railway technology in Poland, as well as the modernisation of existing conventional railway lines and will have technical specifications for a design speed of up to 350 km/h and an operating speed of 250 km/h, guaranteeing full interoperability and compatibility with all modern EU rail traffic control standards and full integration with the existing rail system. The new rail network is expected to be fully completed in 2034.
CPK's railway lines form an integral part of the main international routes connecting the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The planned network connects with other HSR projects under development, such as Rail Baltica or V4 High Speed-Rail. Most of CPK's planned HSR system is covered by the new TEN-T network. This confirms the high EU added value of improving connectivity in the region.
Consolidation of Ineco's activity in Europe
Ineco has already carried out around a dozen projects in Poland in different modes of transport (road, rail and aeronautical), for both public and private clients, among which the feasibility studies of the Central Airport of Poland and the Airport from Lublin; or the analysis of public-private participation in the country's highways for the World Bank.
With this contract, the MITMA Group's engineering and consultancy firm also strengthens its position in Europe, a market that represents more than 42% of the company's international activity where, among other projects, it is leading the deployment of ERTMS and the digitisation of European rail corridors and the contract to improve the performance of the European Galileo satellite global navigation system.