he three main Spanish infrastructure groups with a presence in Australia, ACS, Acciona and Ferrovial are in the final push for a new multi-million dollar project in the oceanic country. The companies are part of two of the three consortiums which have entered the bidding phase to execute the main works of the Inland Rail. This is the largest railway project in the country for 100 years. It consists of a high productivity freight corridor between Melbourne and Brisbane.
Acciona has obtained one of the biggest rail contracts currently underway in Australia, namely the upgrade of a line to boost the service in Melbourne worth 518 million Australian dollars (around 350 million euros). It sees 100 billion euros of infrastructure development opportunities in Australia and New Zealand in the next 10 years.