NRIC – Elin Pelin to Kostenets Railway Line Modernization – Bulgaria - Project Profile
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The National Railway Infrastructure Company (NRIC) is planning to undertake the Elin Pelin to Kostenets Railway Line modernization project in Bulgaria.
The project involves the modernization of 51km railway line from Elin Pelin to Kostenets via Ihtiman which was divided into following three lots. Lot 1 will be implemented with an investment of US$325 million, whereas the Lots 2 & 3 with US$465 million.
Lot 1 (Elin Pelin - Verinsko (part of Ihtiman)): It includes the modernization of 19km railway line from Elin Pelin to Verinsko with the construction of four single track tunnels with the length of 15.2km.
Lot 2 (Verinsko - Nemirovo): It includes the modernization of 20km railway line from Verinsko to Nemirovo.
Lot 3 (Nemirovo - Kostenets): It includes the modernization of 11.1km railway line from Nemirovo to Kostenets with the construction of eight double-track tunnels with the length of 5.4km.
The project also includes the construction of bridges, and trestles and related infrastructure and the installation of signaling and telecommunication equipment and the laying of rail tracks.
On January 30, 2015, the consortium of Transgeo Ltd, HTG GmbH, Sweco Energoproekt Jsc, Kramp Engineering Ltd and ITM Project Ltd. signed a contract for the preparation of a detailed development plan and technical designs for Lot 1 of the project.
EKJ Bulgaria Ltd has been appointed as a consultant for the preparation of detailed spatial development plans and technical design for the Lot 1 of the project.
The project will be funded by the Connecting Europe Facility.
Until December 2016, a technical report, detailed site development plan, cost benefit analysis and adaptation fund (AF) forthcoming approval and signing the financing agreement activities were completed.
NRIC started the process of issuing a tender for the project on the design-build basis during April 2017. However, it issued a tender on July 7, 2017, with the submission deadline is October 5, 2017.
The project is in tender phase. Construction is expected to commence in 2018, with the completion scheduled by 2021.
The project involves the modernization of 51km railway line between Elin Pelin to Kostenets via Ihtiman in Bulgaria.
The US$790 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of four single track tunnels with the length of 15.2km
2. Construction of eight double-track tunnels with the length of 5.4km
3. Construction of bridges and trestles
4. Installation of signaling units
5. Installation of telecommunication equipment
6. Laying of rail tracks
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