Eurovia wins contract to build a section of the D35 motorway in the Czech Republic
12 June 2018 - 5:45 pm - New contracts - Czech Republic
- Project worth 3.2 billion Czech koruna (€119 million)
- 14.7 km of motorway and 22 bridges to build in 56 months
As leader of a joint venture with Metrostav and Swietelsky Stavební, Eurovia has won the contract to build a 14.7 km section of the D35 motorway, the Czech Republic’s east-west corridor, between Èasy and Ostrov. Eurovia is the VINCI subsidiary specialising in transport infrastructure and urban development projects.
The works, worth 3.2 billion Czech koruna (€119 million), will be carried out over 56 months, beginning August 2018. They call, in particular, for the construction of 22 engineering structures, including a 451-metre viaduct over the Louèná valley, as well as a bridge that will be turned and pushed over a major railway track near Uhersko station, a first application of this technique in the Czech Republic.
This new contract confirms Eurovia’s position as a partner to the Czech Republic’s Road and Motorway Directorate, following on from modernising the D1 (four contracts won between 2014 and 2017) and completing new sections on the D8 at the end of 2016, as well as on the D3 and D11 in 2017. The country’s motorway network is expected to increase by more than half to reach 2,000 km by 2030, thereby improving mobility in the country.
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 39,500 people and generated €8.1 billion in revenue in 2017.
VINCI is a global player in concessions and contracting, employing close to 195,000 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. VINCI’s goal is to create long-term value for its customers, shareholders, employees, and partners and for society at large.