- Commuter service: The project entails the construction of a 7.9-kilometer rail section and three stations in Manila, for €480 million
The Department of Transportation of the Philippine government has awarded ACCIONA package Nº2 of the South Commuter Railway Project, which involves the construction of 7.9 kilometers of rail tracks on a viaduct, as well as three stations (España, Santa Mesa and Paco), in Manila.
The contract, worth €480 million, is part of a 54.6-kilometer railway with 18 stations that will connect the Philippine capital with Calambá (Laguna). The railway is co-financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
ACCIONA inaugurated last year one of its most emblematic works in the Philippines, the €465 million Cebu cable-stayed bridge, which has brought numerous benefits for traffic management in the area, relieving the congestion that occurs on existing bridges by connecting the city of Cebu –the most important economic and commercial hub of the Philippines after its capital, Manila– with the island of Mactan through Cordova. The Cebu Bridge has won several awards; for example, it was considered the Best Project of the Year by the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines.
In April 2019, ACCIONA inaugurated its new Philippine headquarters in Manila, which is its second headquarters in Southeast Asia after Singapore. The company entered the country in 2016 with the contract for the design, construction, operation and one-year maintenance of the Putatan II brackish water treatment plant, a €90 million project to serve an area of nearly six million people.
Later on, ACCIONA has won other major projects in the Philippines, such as the construction of two sections of the railway linking the town of Malolos with the Clark International Airport, 80 kilometers north of Manila, for a total of €965 million.
Last year, acciona.org, the ACCIONA group's corporate foundation, also began its activity in the Philippines with the Lights at Home El Nido project, which consists of the installation of residential photovoltaic systems in 100 homes in the town of El Nido, in the province of Palawan.