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Romanian CFR Awards Apata Cata Rail Link to RailWorks Association

Infra News - Published on Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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The National Railway Company of Romania Caile Ferate Român announced that it has awarded the EUR 570 million contract for the modernisation of a railway line between the towns of Apata and Cata to a French, Greece and Romanian consortium after first selecting a Turkish team for the work. In January, CFR named a joint venture between the Alarko Contracting Group and Makyol to upgrade the 28 kilometer line. It has now re-evaluated the bids and chosen instead the RailWorks Association, which is made up of Aktor of Greece, France’s Alstom, and local companies Arcada and Euroconstruct Trading.

The aim of the work is to increase speed on the line to 160km/h, and will involve strengthening bridges, building tunnels and viaducts and installing new power and fibre-optic signal lines.

Alarko and Makyol have lodged an appeal against CFR’s change of mind at Romania’s National Council for Resolving Complaints against the decision.

The contract with RailWorks is to be signed after the Turkish companies’ appeal is settled.

As it forms part of the Rhine–Danube corridor, the EU is to provide 82% of the funding through the Connecting Europe Facility, with the remaining 18% to come from the Romanian government.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Tue, 12 Nov 2019
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