Salini Impregilo and consortium partner Astaldi will build a section of the line that runs for some 18.7km between the towns of Avellino and Benevento. The contract includes the construction of a station at Hirpinia and a stop at Apice, three tunnels and four viaducts. Salini Impregilo has a 60% stake in the consortium.
The line will form improve connections with southern Italy and form part of the Trans-European Network (TEN), an initiative designed to integrate rail transport networks across the continent.
Salini Impregilo is already working another part of the Naples-Bari line: a 15.5km section between Naples and Cancello.
The line has been commissioned by Rete Ferroviara Italiana, a unit of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, the state-owned railway company.