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Photo by Luís Pinto, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Respect. (from the lat. respectu) n. 1. respect; 2. consideration; high regard; 3. deference; compliance; veneration; 4. honour; worship; 5. relation; refererence...

We believe that everyone should be respected for their work, for their attitudes, opinions and options.

Photo by Mila Teshaieva, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Rigor. (from the lat. rigore) n. 1. harshness; strength; 2.fig., severity; punctuality; accuracy.

There is no "more or less levelled", "more or less upright”, "more or less clean" or "more or less safe", but rather “levelled”, "upright”, "clean” and “safe". The rigour is reflected in our procedures, in time and in the rules to follow. In the light of moral and principles, being severe means being rigorous.

Photo by , finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2012.

Passion. (from the lat. passione) n. 1. intense and usually violent feeling (affection, joy, hate, etc.) which hinders the exercise of impartial logic; 2. derived from a feeling; 3. great predilection; 4. partiality; 5. great grief; immense suffering...

Under the sign of passion – a text of the Portuguese poet Regina Guimarães – is our icon. Passion is to reveal great enthusiasm for something, favourable encouragement or opposite to something.
It is the sensibility transmitted by an architect or engineer through work.
Passion is the dedication to a project. Passion is a state of warm soul.

Photo by Jakub Karwowski, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2012.

Loyalty. (from the lat. legalitate) n. the quality of being loyal; fidelity; sincerity.

Respect for the principles and rules that guide the honour and probity. Faithfulness to commitments and agreements undertaken, staunch character.
To remain loyal to the business partners because we depend on them and they depend on us.
Being trustworthy for being loyal.

Photo by Ian Lieske, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Solidarity. (from the lat. solidare) n. 1. the quality of being solidary; 2. reciprocal responsibility among the members of a group, namely social, professional, etc.; 3. sense of sharing another’s suffering.

Being solidary is being a friend, offering our hand with genuine generosity and bringing joy and human warmth to those who, somehow, are marginalized. Being solidary is being more human. A solidary company is recognized as a fair and non-selfish company. A solidary company is a preferred choice in business. It is a more competitive company. Volunteering is a vehicle to solidarity. It is modern, fair, cultured, friend, it is a noble gesture of moral elevation.

Photo by Clarence Gorton, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2012.

Courage. (from the lat. coraticum) n. 1. bravery facing danger; intrepidity; to have audacity; 2. moral force before a suffering or setback; 3. [fig.] to input energy when performing a difficult task; perseverance...

Courage is essential in our life. Courage to face less pleasant situations when complex issues come up, not expecting random resolutions.
It is a value that we must highlight as opposed to the fearful, cowardly and laziness.
The courage to react to criticism not with an attitude of demotivation or sadness, but rather to search for the means and the action to overcome its own reason. This kind of courage, which is also an intellectual courage, is highly recommended.

Photo by Filipa Alves, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Ambition. (from the lat. ambitione) n. 1. vehement desire of wealth, honours or glories; 2. expectation about the future; aspiration; 3. lust; greed…

Vehement desire to achieve a particular goal. Ambition not to resign ourselves. Ambition to take the best potential from ourselves. Ambition to deserve ourselves. Ambition to be athletes in our top-level competitive jobs. Ambition to beat our brands. Ambition to get the best deals with the maximum value, due to the high levels of proficiency and efficiency.

Photo by Scarlett Coten, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Esthetics. ESTHETICS (from the Greek aisthetiké, "sensitive") n.f. 1. Philosophy branch of philosophy that studies the beauty and nature of artistic phenomena; 2. author's own style, time, etc.; 3. harmony of shapes and colors, beauty; 4. set of techniques and treatments that aim to beautify the body.

We decided to build the company's economic foundations under a cultured, cosmopolitan and cool image. Because it is a charming state of being. Good taste because we are sustainable and we respect the planet. Good taste because we are sensitive. Good taste just because.

Photo by Karl Erik Brondbo, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Responsibility. (from the lat respondere) n. the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct; a form of trustworthiness.

We must be certain that, before a choice, we chose what is best for both of us and not just the best for each one. Each employee is responsible for his negotiated activity and co-responsible if the co-worker does not fulfil his own task, thus preventing the common goal. A team is a set of individuals - is a whole. In the business game, as in social or family contexts, everyone must comply with their own relative position and we shall not permit that one of ours fails to be in our team.

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IP awards 55.3-million-euro contract for renovation of the Espinho to Gaia stretch of the linha do Norte train line

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The work in question is to be carried out by a consortium consisting of Portuguese construction firm dst and the Spanish Azvi Group.

IP – Infraestruturas de Portugal, the state-owned company that manages Portuguese road and rail infrastructure, has awarded the contract for renovation of the  Espinho – Vila Nova de Gaia stretch of the linha do Norte rail line, with a value of 55.3 million euros, to a consortium consisting of Portuguese construction firm dst and Spanish company Azvi.

The decision was made after the Audit Court had approved the resulting contract.

“Infraestruturas de Portugal announce that following the approval of the audit court, we have awarded the contract for the modernisation of the Espinho to Vila Nova de Gaia stretch of the linha do Norte railway line, with a value of 55.3 million euros”, reveals a statement by the administrators of the national rail network.

According to this document, “The planned work forms part of the “Ferrovia 2020 – North/South Corridor” project, more specifically the renovation of the Ovar (Válega) – Gaia stretch, with overall investment of 166 million euros”.

“In addition to the contract awarded today, this also includes subsequent work to the linha Norte between Ovar (Válega) and Espinho (currently at the planning stage), in addition to full renovation of the track from Valadares to Gaia, completed in 2018”, adds IP.

According to the leadership of this state-owned company, “the overall cost is made up material costs (almost 27 million euros for rails, sleepers and points), monitoring, management and coordination of site safety, planning and expropriation of land, as well as signalling and telecommunications works currently underway - Lot A”.

“Improvements to the North – South corridor, to which this stretch of track belongs, aim to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of passenger and freight rail services, while strengthening links between the North and South of the country”, explains the company directed by António Laranjo.

The same document adds that, “the completion of this project will bring about a very significant set of economic benefits, for both individuals and for companies”.

“We anticipate a reduction in accidents, with the removal of all level crossings on the stretch, thus improving the safety and reliability of rail services and transport. With work to platforms, in particular raising, widening, and lengthening, we hope to improve passenger comfort and safety and make stations more accessible. There will also be benefits in terms of freight transport, with the creation of two electrified stabling tracks, measuring 750 metres in length, which will increase the capacity of the railway”, states IP.

IP representatives also clarified that the project has a timescale of 660 days and “aims to modernise a stretch of almost 14 kilometres, used by over a thousand passenger and freight trains every week (…)”.

With this project, the successful candidate will be contributing the COMPETE 2020 programme, which will be 85% EU funded.

The award of this contract was announced by IP on 28 February this year.