Eurovia awarded motorway contract in Slovakia
13 April 2017 - 8:30 am - New contracts - Slovakia
- A €356 million contract for a new section of the D1
- An 8 km motorway section, a 2.2 km tunnel, 18 bridges and 6 km of noise barriers
The consortium led by Eurovia – the VINCI subsidiary specialised in transport infrastructure construction and urban development projects – and including Doprastav and Metrostav Slovakia has been awarded the contract to build a new 8 km section of the D1 motorway near Prešov, in eastern Slovakia. When it is completed, this motorway will connect Austria to the west and Ukraine to the east.
This €356 million contract covers construction of a 2.2 km tunnel, 18 bridges and over 6 km of noise barriers. Eurovia will be leading the construction work, which will begin in the summer of 2017 and is scheduled to be completed in 2021. As many as 500 people will work on the project at its peak.
The remarkable environmental protection measures include sprinkling systems for dust control, road cleaning systems and planting of 58,000 bushes and 500 trees.
Eurovia built the PR1BINA expressway, which was inaugurated in 2011, west of Bratislava, has also built several sections of the D1 and D3 since 2012, and remains actively involved in efforts to upgrade Slovakia’s motorway network.
Slovakia is planning an investment plan between now and 2020, backed by the European Union’s Cohesion Fund, to complete construction of its national motorway network. These new investments will provide faster and safer road connections across Central Europe, foster tourism and streamline access to the large industrial and administrative centres.
Eurovia is a VINCI Group subsidiary and global leader in transport infrastructure and urban development. It builds roads, motorways, railways, airports and tramways, and develops industrial, commercial and urban facilities. It also delivers all the related services, including demolition, deconstruction, drainage, earthworks, utility networks, signage, bridges, tunnels and noise barriers. Eurovia’s network of industrial plants producing aggregates and other supplies for road and rail construction spans the entire supply chain. The company is operating in 15 countries, employs 38,000 people and generated €7.6 billion in revenue in 2016.
VINCI is a global player in concessions and construction, employing more than 183,000 people in some 100 countries. We design, finance, build and operate infrastructure and facilities that help improve daily life and mobility for all. Because we believe in all-round performance, above and beyond economic and financial results, we are committed to operating in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. And because our projects are in the public interest, we consider that reaching out to all our stakeholders and engaging in dialogue with them is essential in the conduct of our business activities.