The construction of the Sagunto intermodal platform, the logistics hub that will serve the Volkswagen gigafactory, is underway in Spain.

The construction of the Intermodal Platform at Parc Sagunt II, situated on a 688,000 square meter plot with a cost of 98.1 million euros and a two-year execution period, has commenced on Friday. This will be the most significant logistics hub in Europe, as stated by the President of the Generalitat, Carlos Mazón. The platform will serve Volkswagen’s electric vehicle battery gigafactory being built by PowerCo within the industrial park and other companies in the area. The German giant began preparing the site for the factory in November, with its start-up scheduled for 2026.

The infrastructure, funded by the Generalitat at 98 million euros, is being constructed under a agreement between the Department of Treasury, the Department of Environment, and Business Economic Spaces (EEE), a publicly owned corporation, equally owned by SEPI Business Development (Sepides) and the Generalitat.

The Intermodal Platform will facilitate the movement of goods along the Mediterranean corridor, by rail to the rest of Europe, as well as the national corridors of Central (Valencia-Madrid) and Cantabrian-Mediterranean (Valencia-Zaragoza-Norte), as key routes for the entry and exit of goods to the Valencia-Sagunto port and industries in the Valencia region.

Carlos Mazón emphasized the Consell’s commitment to prioritize the creation of quality, sustainable, and competitive jobs to provide opportunities for youth and enhance well-being. The Sagunto platform places Parc Sagunt as the most important logistics hub in Europe, positioning the community competitively. The Executive highlighted the value of an all-encompassing infrastructure, connecting with different corridors and ports.

In this initial phase awarded to UTE Rover Infraestructuras-Becsa-Rover Rail, works include track facilities, electrification, signaling, safety elements, internal urbanization of entrances, green areas, service networks, and general facilities. The Consell’s commitment to the project will ensure its full operation within 24 months due to accelerated timelines.

The railway works are expected to be operational by 2025, while the overall project will last until March 2026. The new intermodal terminal will have a storage capacity of over 4,500 containers in various storage areas and more than 700 parking spaces for heavy vehicles.

Also present at the inauguration was the Mayor of Sagunto, Darío Moreno, highlighting the project’s role in connecting diverse transport modes, sustainability, and competitiveness to reduce business costs. Moreno emphasized Sagunto’s attractiveness for industrial investment and specifically for PowerCo, applauding the joint efforts in infrastructure development.

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