Italian building giant wins Slovakian road deal

Salini Impregilo gains $567mn contract for new stretch of motorway

Photo for illustrative purposes.
Photo for illustrative purposes.

A consortium led by Italian construction firm Salini Impregilo has won a $567mn (€410mn) contract to build a motorway section in Slovakia.

Salini Impregilo said that it has a 75% share of the contract, which has been awarded by the Slovakian Motorway Authority.

It is the first contract the firm has won in the country.

The project, which is likely to be financed by the European Union, is part of the No.5 transport corridor of the Trans-European Network. It involves construction of 13.4km of the D1 motorway, including five overpasses making up 2.5km, and a 7.5km-long, twin-tube tunnel. It will run from Lietavská Lú'ka – Viš'ové – Dubná Skala. 

Last week, Salini Impregilo announced that  its joint venture with Strabag landed a $525mn (€380mn) contract on another part of the Trans European Network at the Tulfes Pfons section of the Brenner Base tunnel mega-project in Austria.

Salini Impregilo is also part of a consortium including Ansaldo and Saudi contractor Nesma building Line 3 of the Riyadh Metro - for which groundbreaking work began earlier this month.

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