In railway sector, Abengoa is a global benchmark in works related to catenary, substations, communications and ancillary installations, with more than 4,500 km of railway lines electrification and 80 traction power substations built.

Abengoa has developed its own catenary technology, CAVE homologated for high speed up to 350 km/h, and TkMx for conventional lines up to 160 km/h.

Abengoa has a large machinery fleet adaptable to any track gauge: conventional and international (UIC).


  • Railway electrification.
  • Traction substations.
  • Technical buildings.
  • Railway communications.
  • Railway maintenance.
  • Railway engineering.

Main references:

ProjectKm Railway/no. SSLocationScopeClientStatus

Railway Electrification Vilnius-Klaipeda

730 km and six substations Lithuania

Engineering, construction, assembly and maintenance of 730 km of catenary, four new traction substations with SFC technology, adaptation of two other existing ones, connection of all of them to the national electricity grid through 110 kV lines and expansion of the signaling network, communications and control throughout the journey.

Lithuanian Railways (LTGI) Under construction

Maintenance and Auxiliary Works

More than 5,000 km and 170 substations Spain

Preventive and corrective maintenance of the overhead contact line, traction substations and high voltage lines

AVE lines Madrid-Zaragoza-Barcelona-French border, Madrid-Alicante, Madrid-Córdoba-Málaga-Seville, Madrid-Toledo and Madrid-Valladolid. Conventional lines in the Central Zone, the Northeast Zone and Antequera-Granada.

Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (Adif) Under construction

Construction of ne railway lines

More than 800 km and more than 60 SS  Spain

Design, supply and installation of overhead contact, electrification and power lines for catenary systems.

As more recent projects, the section of the AVE Madrid-Levante to Murcia stands out, including the commissioning of the first phase to Orihuela, as well as the installations of the protection, security and telecommunications systems in the Pajares tunnel.

Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (Adif)

1944 - present day

Greater Western Region and Southern Region Electrification

More than 500 km and six SS United Kingdom

Five-year framework contract for the engineering, supply, assembly and commissioning of railway lines

Network Rail 2014 - present day

Electrification of Lines 3 and 6 of Santiago de Chile Metro

74 km and 28 SS Chile

Construction and 20 years maintenance of the substations and associated transformation centers

Company of Transport of Passengers of Santiago de Chile Metro

Completed in 2018

High Speed Train Mecca – Medina

900 km and six SS Saudi Arabia

Design, supply, assembly, testing, commissioning, and 12 years maintenance of substations, autotransformation centres and 900 km of catenary 

Saudi Railways Organization Completed in 2018

Electrification of Ghaziabad-Moradabad and Nallapadu-Digumetta lines

546 km India

Design, supply, execution, testing and commissioning of the electrification system

Central Organization Railway Electrificaction

Completed in 2017

Catenary renovation Landas-Valenciennes

Nine km France Renovation of 25 kV catenary

Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français

Completed in 2012

Electrification of Granada light rail

15.45 km and six SS Spain

Design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 15.45 km catenary and 6 traction substations

Ferrocarriles de la Junta de Andalucía

Completed in 2012

Substations for High Speed Train Barcelona- Figueras and Madrid - Valladolid 

Seven SS Spain

Supply, civil work, installation and maintenance of five 400/2x25 kV traction substations and two of 220/2x25 kV substations

Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (Adif)

Completed in 2011

Mexican Suburban Railway, stretch Buenavista – Cuatitlán

80 km and two SS Mexico

Design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 80 km catenary and two 230/27 kV traction substations

CAF / Suburban Railway of Mexico Completed in 2008

Electrification of Basmane-Menemen-Aliaga and Alsancak-Cumaovasi. Izmir line

250 km and two SS Turkey

Design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 250 km catenary and two 154/27.5  kV traction substations

State Railways of Turkey (TCDD) Completed in 2004

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