ON JULY 31 the Catalunya regional government announced the award of its largest ever package of public works contracts, comprising design, construction and technical assistance for Barcelona metro Line 9 (RG 7.01 p437) worth a total of Pts119·5bn. The largest single contract worth Pts64·4bn has been awarded to a consortium of FCC Construcción, Construcciones y Obras Públicas y Civiles, Obrascón Huarte Lain, Ferrovial-Agrom