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ALPINE lands two infrastructure projects in Romania worth 65 million euro


ALPINE lands two infrastructure projects in Romania worth 65 million euro

  • Resurfacing and widening of 13 kilometres of streets in Bucharest.
  • Construction of two new bridges in the city.


ALPINE, FCC's Austrian subsidiary, has obtained two large infrastructure projects in Romania: resurfacing and widening of 13 kilometres of streets in Bucharest, and construction of two new bridges in the city. The two contracts are worth a total of 65 million euro

ALPINE won the contracts against three big international consortia and its bid received the best rating.

Centura Ring Road

ALPINE will resurface seven kilometres of the northern outer section of Bucharest's Centura Ring Road and expand it from two to four lanes; it will also build a 240-metre cable-stayed bridge. Along the route, ALPINE will install utility tunnels for water, electricity, gas and telecommunications. The work will take 18 months, and construction of the bridge will take 24 months. This contract is worth 30.8 million euro.

Boulevard Ghenca

The company will also refurbish Boulevard Ghenca, the main entrance into Bucharest from the west; it will expand 5.3 kilometres of road to 4 lanes and build a 290-metre bridge to carry the Boulevard over the western ring road. In this area, ALPINE will also widen 1.2 kilometres of the ring road to 4 lanes. Utility tunnels for water, electricity, gas and telecommunications will also be built. The work will take 19 months, and traffic will not be interrupted at any time. The budget totals 33.5 million euro

ALPINE operates worldwide. With approximately 3.3 billion euro in construction revenues and close to 14,300 employees, ALPINE is Austria's second-largest construction group. To date in 2007, ALPINE has landed new contracts worth over 3 billion euro. FCC acquired 80% of Alpine in 2006 as part of the 2005-2008 Strategic Plan promoted by the company's leading shareholder, Esther Koplowitz.

ALPINE in Romania
Recent successes in Romania include environmental projects worth 37 million euro to build two landfills and two sewage treatment plants. In Bucharest, the company is building the new headquarters for Petrom, the largest oil and gas production company in south-eastern Europe, as well as a cable-stayed bridge. ALPINE has just opened its third Romanian office, in Timisoara, in order to improve its coverage of the country.

FCC projects in Romania

FCC, through FCC Construcción, is building the Basarab viaduct in Bucharest (135 million euro) and a bridge over the Danube, linking Bulgaria with Romania, plus access roads (100 million euro). It is also building and expanding some toll roads and highways.