OHL team secures new contracts in Czech Republic and Slovakia

WCN Editorial Team 19 Jan 2018 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

The OHL Group, a Spanish concessions and construction group, has won six new contracts worth €177m in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

The group secured the contracts through its subsidiary, OHL ZS.

The Czech Republic Railway Infrastructure Administration has awarded three contracts to joint ventures formed by OHL and other companies.

The first contract, valued at €74m, involves optimisation of the Cesky Tesín-Detmarovice railway line. The contract was awarded to a joint venture of Subterra (38%), OHL ZS (24%), Eurovia (30%) and GJW Praha (8%).

The second contract worth €34m, awarded to a joint venture of Signalbau (50%), OHL ZS (24%), Eurovia (24%) and AZD (2%), for the reconstruction of the communication and security facility at the Veselí nad Moravou railway station.

The third project, worth €17m, focuses on increasing the track speed on the Kurim-Tisnov railway section in the Czech Republic, and has been awarded to an equal stake joint venture formed by OHL ZS and Subterra.

A joint venture of OHL ZS (39%), Alpine Bau CZ (39%) and Eurovia CS (22%) won a €25m contract from the Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic (RSD) for the modernisation of the D1 motorway (Section 22: Velka Bites-Dever Krizu) linking Brno and Prague cities.

In the area of singular buildings, OHL has won a €10m contract for the construction of a building for general internal medicine and geriatrics at the University Hospital of Olomuc, the sixth largest hospital in the Czech Republic.

Earlier, a joint venture formed by OHL ZS SK (30%), Hochtief (40%) and BM Group (30%) had won a €17m contract for the reconstruction of the Turcianske Teplice-Príbovce section of the I/65 highway in Slovakia.

OHL has executed several projects in the Czech Republic, including the optimisation and commissioning of the railway line between Bystrrce nad Olsí on the border with Slovakia and Mosty u Jablunkova; construction of the I/42 highway and the Kralovo Pole tunnels in Brno; expansion of the Bohunice University Campus of Masaryk University; and the construction of the Prague Technical Library.

In Slovakia, OHL carried out the modernisation of the Belusa-Puchov railway line; water supply and purification project in the Orava region; and the construction of the Hubova-Ivachnova stretch of the D1 highway.

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