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BULGARIA Strabag wins EUR 202 mln railway job

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Austrian construction firm Strabag and local consortium partner GP Group AD has been awarded a EUR 202 mln (BGN 395 mln) contract to modernise a stretch of the Elin Pelin–Kostenets railway line in western Bulgaria. Strabag holds a 51 pct share in the consortium.

The EUR 517 mln railway project, which is being co-financed by the EU, is the largest in Bulgaria in the last 50 years. In total a 51 km stretch of railway is to be upgraded in three construction sections.

The contract won by Strabag and GP Group (lot 3) entails drawing up the detailed design for a 11.2 km stretch of railtrack for passenger and freight traffic with operating speeds of up to 160 km/h. Eight tunnels with a total length of 5.5 km are also to be built, as well as viaducts and eleven bridges, while the signalling system is also to be installed by the companies.

The project is scheduled for completion within a period of 66 months.

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