National rail infrastructure manager, CFR SA, announced that 5 companies submitted bids in the tender worth over EUR 700 million for the rehabilitation of Brasov – Sighisoara railway, Brasov – Apata and Cata – Sighisoara sections.
CFR SA informs that with the submission of bids in the tendering procedure for the Rehabilitation of Braşov – Simeria railway, a component of the Rhine-Danube Corridor, for the traffic of trains at maximum speeds of 160 km/h; Brasov – Sighisoara section, 1 Brasov – Apata and 3 Casa – Sighisoara subsections, another phase of the rail infrastructure rehabilitation was completed.
The bids were officially submitted in the Public Tendering Online Journal on 23 August. The following five companies submitted bids:
– IC Ictas Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.;
– Impreza Pizzaroti& C SpA Italia S.p.A.;
– Alstom S.A.
– Societa Italiana per Condotte d’Acqua S.p.A.;
– STRABAG A.G.
The cost of works is estimated at RON 3,190,570,000 VAT excluded (around EUR 700 million) and the financing source is ensured by the European Commission through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), 85%, and state budget financing, 15%. Execution works will take 48 months, plus 60 months for reporting flaws.
Railway infrastructure modernisation works for the two sections, Brasov – Apata and Cata – Sighisoara, with a total length of 86 km, will contribute to reaching the main objective of promoting sustainable mobility on Hungarian Border – Curtici – Arad – Simeria – Sighisoara – Brasov section, by:
-increasing traffic speed to 160 km/h;
-reducing transport time;
-increasing rail safety;
-facilitating access for disabled people;
-introducing modern signalling and traffic management systems;
-improving comfort for passengers in rail stations.
The execution contract includes a wide range of rail infrastructure and superstructure works: railway embankments, consolidations, bridges and viaducts, culverts, tunnels, overpasses, roads, contact line, rail traffic, passenger information systems, energy supply, telecommunications, signalling communications, optical fibre, video survey, architecture, electric installations, sanitary installations, thermal and ventilation installation, bank works, signalling, environment protection. There are 11 sectioning points on this route, all fitted with interlocking – 4 rail stations, 15 stops, 2 main rail junctions and a double 660-m long tunnel.
After the specialized commission evaluates the bids, the procedure report will be drafted and the notification of the procurement procedure winner will be communicated.