23 Sep 05
Skanska to rebuild Czech rail line
A consortium led by Skanska has been awarded the contract to rebuild 24km of railway line in the Czech Republic, including construction of a new bridge. The total contract value is approximately US$146 million and relates to a section of the main railway line between Cervenka and Z'breh na Morave in the central Czech Republic. The project, for client Czech Rail Administration, is being financed by the EU Cohesion Fund and the State Transport Infrastructure Fund and aims to enable rail traffic to reach speeds of up to 160 km/hour and to improve safety.
The project includes construction of a new bridge and reconstruction of 24 existing bridges, as well as construction of five new viaducts to improve traffic safety levels. A noise barrier will also be constructed along a 4km stretch of the line. Work will start immediately and is scheduled for completion in October 2008. Skanska Czech Republic is leading the consortium with Subterra and Leonhard Weiss & Co.