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FCC to build toll road in Poland for 223 million euro

29/10/2007

FCC to build toll road in Poland for 223 million euro

  • Se trata de uno de los mayores proyectos de construcción de Polonia
  • La filial ALPINE ha logrado en 2007 pedidos por importe de más de 3.000 millones de euros

 

  • It is one of the largest construction projects in Poland
  • Subsidiary ALPINE has obtained over 3 billion euro in orders in 2007

FCC, through its Austrian subsidiary Alpine, has obtained the contract to build the southern section of the A1 toll road in Poland. The contract is worth 223 million euro.

The new section of road, scheduled for completion in 2010, is one of Poland's largest construction projects. It is the southernmost part of the A1 road, between Swierklany and Gorzykczkach, and is 18.5 kilometres long.

The project also involves building two intersections, two rest areas and 31 bridges, using approximately 100,000 cubic metres of concrete and 13,000 tonnes of steel. A notable feature is the construction of a 380-metre stayed bridge.

A total of 5 million cubic metres of earth will be moved and 380,000 tonnes of asphalt will be used in the project.

It will be executed jointly by Alpine's subsidiaries in Germany and the Czech Republic. FCC landed the contract in competition against seven international consortia, and its proposal received the highest rating.

The A1 toll road will connect Gdansk, in northern Poland, to the Czech frontier in the south, ending near the Czech city of Ostrava. This 582-km road coincides with European Road E75 and is part of Paneuropean Transport Corridor No. VI.

Toll road construction in Poland

Between now and 2013, Poland plans to invest up to 26 billion euro in expanding and modernising its road and rail networks. The bulk of this investment will be financed with European Union funds.

ALPINE in Poland

Between 1997 and 2001, Alpine built Poland's A4 toll road (56 kilometres long).The FCC will also bid for future sections of the A1 road.

In 2007, Alpine has obtained over 3 billion euro in new orders.

With annual revenues of 2.3 billion euro projected for 2007 and a total staff of 12,750, Alpine is Austria's second-largest construction company. FCC acquired 80% of Alpine in 2006 as part of the 2005-2008 Strategic Plan promoted by the company's leading shareholder, Esther Koplowitz.