HŽ Infrastruktura announced that ten companies and consortia submitted their offer for the EUR 297 million contract for the modernisation of Krizevci – Koprivnica – Hungarian border railway line with a length of 42.6 km.
This is the largest infrastructure project in Croatia and has an 85% funding from UE through the CEF. In 2016, the grant agreement was signed between INEA and HŽ Infrastruktura, providing a EUR 241.35 million funding.
The bidders are:
– Yapi Merkezi Insaat (Turkey) – Kolektor Koling (Slovenia) consortium with a value of EUR 389.13 million (HRK 2.87 billion);
– Comsa (Spain) – Generale Costruzioni Ferroviarie consortium with a bid of EUR 411 million (HRK 3 billion);
– Strabag (Strabag Zagreb) – Strabag do.o. – Stragab Rail – RZD Internesnl consortium with EUR 404 million (HRK 2.98 billion);
– China Tiesiju Civil Engineering Group – China Railway Electrification Engineering Group Co consortium with EUR 383.89 million (HRK 2.83 billion);
– Cengiz Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret (Turkey) with EUR 328 million (HRK 2.42 billion);
– SA de Obras y Servicios, COPASA (Spain) with EUR 414.17 million (HRK 3 billion);
– Rizzani de Eccher (Italy) – SŽ-Železniško gradbeno podjetje Ljubljana (Slovenia) consortium with EUR 390.85 million (HRK 2.88 billion);
– Sinohydro Corp – Sinohydro engineering bureau 4 co. with EUR 327 million (HRK 2.41 billion);
– Avax (Greece) with an offer of EUR 393 million (HRK 2.9 billion);
– Div Grupa (Croatia) – Integral Inženjering a.d. Laktaši (Bosnia) – TSS GRADE (Slovakia) with EUR 343.74 million (HRK 2.53 billion);
The project covers the construction of the second track and reconstruction of the existing track, which will enable train speeds of 160 km/h. A more considerable reconstruction of the existing route will be carried out on a 4.3 km long section between the Carevdar stop and the Lepavina station, reducing the total length of the section Križevci – Koprivnica – Hungarian border to 42.6 km.
The project also includes the reconstruction of existing stations in Lepavina and Koprivnica and stops in Majurec, Carevdar, Vojakovački Kloštar and Sokolovac, the transformation of the existing Mučna Reka station into a stop, and the construction of a new Novo Drnje station and of a new Peteranec stop.
For the purpose of grade separation of existing level-crossings, which are to be kept, eight road overpasses, two road underpasses and one pedestrian underpass will be built.
Regarding the electrical engineering infrastructure subsystem, new OHL will be constructed, and the existing one reconstructed as well as other electrical engineering facilities such as sub-stations, power supply stations and outdoor lighting at stops and stations. Besides the renewal of the existing elements and devices, new ones will be installed on signalling and interlocking devices, traffic operation and management system, and telecommunication system.
When completed, the project will allow longer trains (740m) and increased speeds (up to 160 km/h).
With this huge project HŽ Infrastruktura continues the modernization of the Mediterranean Corridor, which links the Iberian Peninsula via the Port of Rijeka, Zagreb and Budapest, with the Hungarian and Ukrainian border.