Third Major Contract in Romania for Alpine
The Romanian railway line between Vintu des Jos and Simeria to be rehabilitated for € 295m by the Austrian construction company.
Alpine, the Salzburg-based construction company, landed the third major railway construction project in the last few months in Transylvania, Romania. € 295m will be invested to rehabilitate the 43-kilometer railway line from Vintu des Jos to Simeria. The tracks are part of the European Corridor 4 and will be upgraded to a maximum speed of 160 KPH. Commissioned by CFR, the National Romanian Railroad Company, 85 % of the project will be financed with European funds. As in the past, Alpine placed its bid as part of a consortium with FCC, AZVI and Straco.
Alpine was commissioned to build the 23-kilometer railway section between Sighisoara and Atel together with FCC and AZVI last February. Volume of work: 208m net. The 175-million-euro contract to rehabilitate a 30-km section between Sighisoara and Micasasa was signed in May 2012. Now the contract was placed for the longest stretch, the 43-kilometer section between Vintu des Jos and Simeria. On the whole, the Austrian Alpine construction company and its partners will build a total of 96 kilometers of new railway line in Romania’s Transylvania region for € 678m. All three projects are part of the EU’s Trans-European Network (TEN) expansion program) and located in “Corridor 4,” leading from Nuremberg and Dresden to Prague, Bratislava and Budapest to Bucharest and Constanta.