Bouygues Construction subsidiary VSL International is launching works for a rail bridge in the Philippines, a project awarded by Taisei Corporation and the DM Consunji Inc group for the first phase of the North-South Commuter Railway. The North-South Commuter Railway, a new 148 kilometre-long transit line, will link New Clark City in Tarlac province to the city of Calamba City in Laguna province. The contract, covering the precast and erection of the bridge segments, is worth over EUR 100 million.
The awarded section, which is 16 kilometres long of elevated viaduct, forms part of this massive important transport infrastructure project. VSL is responsible for constructing the superstructure, which involves the precast and erection of 4,810 precast segments in a dedicated precast yard of more than 8 hectares. 23 segment cells will be required to keep pace with the needs of the precast cycles. The viaduct deck will be constructed span by span, by using four launching girders at the same time, which will significantly reduce overall construction program.
Onsite works, which will involve more than 500 people at peak periods, will last for 30 months.