Systems contract for Divača – Koper track signed

Divača – Koper rail systemsThe Slovenian state-owned project company 2TDK signed a EUR 203.8 million contract with a consortium of SŽ – Železniško gradbeno podjetje, Kolektor IGIN, GH Holding and YM Construction for the supply of Divača – Koper rail systems.

This is the final main contract (Lot 3) for the construction of the second track between Divača and the port of Koper and covers tracklaying and the installation of on-track systems, telecommunications, video and security systems, electrification and tunnel equipment. The consortium will carry out the works at the same time as the main construction works expected to be completed in December 2025.

2TDK expects that the test runs along the entire new line will start in 2026.

The entire project is divided into three packages including the main construction works on the Divača – Črni Kal section with tunnels T1 and T2, and on the Kal – Koper section with T3 – T8 tunnels (six tunnels) and the construction of Gabrovica and Vinjan viaducts totalling 1.3 km. The Divača – Koper rail systems contract is the third phase of the project.

The contracts for the construction of the two sections have been signed with the consortium of Kolektor CPG (Slovenia), Yapi Merkezi Insaat and Ozaltin Insaat with a total value of EUR 628.3 million.

Of the total length of the new 27.1 km second track, 20.5 km (representing 75%) is built in tunnels totalling 37 km system.

In August 2023, 2TDK announced that the contractor excavated 26 km of tunnels.

EUR 811 million is the value of the construction works and the entire project is estimated at EUR 1.1 billion. In July, the European Investment Bank approved a EUR 250 million loan which is expected to be signed by the end of this year.

When completed, the second track and the modernised existing line will increase rail traffic by 12 trains from 90 trains to 102 trains per day and the capacity will grow by 3.7 million tonnes, from 14 to 17.7 million tonnes per year. The company forecasts that 212 trains per day will use the existing and the new second track with an annual capacity of 36.9 million tonnes.


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