Turkish company signs major contract in Croatia

HŽ Infrastruktura, Croatia’s railway infrastructure manager, awarded Cengiz Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret a HRK 2.4 billion (EUR 318.2 million) contract for the modernisation of 42.6 km Križevci – Koprivnica – Hungarian border railway line.

The modernisation of the 42.6 km line is Croatia’s largest railway infrastructure. The project consists of the upgrading the existing line and the construction of a new second track as well as the reconstruction of the existing stations in Lepavina and Koprivnica and four stops, the transforming of the existing Mučna Reka station into a stop, and the construction of a new Novo Drnje station and a new stop in Peteranec. 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.

“With the signing of the contract worth HRK 2.4 billion, we begin with the modernisation of the Križevci – Koprivnica – state border section, another important section on the Croatian part of the Mediterranean corridor,” said Ivan Kršić, the President of HŽ Infrastruktura.

The project is expected to be completed within 42 months.

Under the 2015 CEF-Transport call, EUR 283.94 million was the total eligible costs of the project, of which EUR 241.35 million (85%) is the European contribution.

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