At the end of December, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development published the Invitation for Expression of Interest for construction supervision and project management for electrification works in Ukraine. The closing date is 05 February 2019 and the budget is EUR 6 million.
The project involves the electrification of Dolynska – Mykolaiv – Kolosivka railway line in Southern Ukraine, towards the Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea, over a total length of approximately 253 km.
Ukrainian Railways has received a loan from the European Investment Bank and a loan from the EBRD towards the cost of the Ukraine Railway Modernization Project. The project will be jointly financed by the EIB and the EBRD.
The project concerns the electrification, laying of a new second track, development of tracks layout within stations, along with the modernization of interlocking, signalling and telecommunication system in stations and on open lines, of the line.
The implementation of the project will be carried out within two phases. The first one envisages Dolynska – Mykolaiv section with a length of 148 km and under the second phase, 105 km of rail section will be electrified between Mykolaiv and Kolosivka.
The works are expected to be performed over the period of 2019-2022.
The aim of the project is to improve the capacity of these existing rail lines. The underlying aim is to provide more capacity in the main corridor between central Ukraine and the principal ports thereby to improve the quality of rail services and allow rail to maintain or expand its modal share.
This assignment for construction supervision and project management services is to be financed through a grant accorded from the Neighbourhood Investment Platform (NIP), secured by the EIB on behalf of Ukrainian Railways. This Platform utilizes non-repayable aid granted by the European Commission in support of investment activities of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) in the EU Neighbouring countries, assisting promoters during different stages of the project cycle.
Here you can find more information on the invitation for expression of interest.