Salzburg: ALPINE Bau GmbH continues to place successful bids in Poland this year. The Salzburg-based construction company won the contract to build the S5 expressway in Poland under a joint venture consisting of ALPINE, PBG S.A Posen and its subsidiaries Aprivia S.A and Hydrobudowa Polska S.A. ALPINE has the lead management in the joint venture. The contract was signed today.
The expressway project stretches from Posen to Breslau and will include a bypass around the towns of Bojanowa and Rawicza. A total of 11 consortia placed their bids for the project, ALPINE emerging as the best bidder. The GDDKiA (federal highway administration in Warsaw) is the client. The gross contract value is PLN 948.23 million (Polish zlotys), currently corresponding to EUR 245 million.
“Winning this challenging highway contract impressively underlines ALPINE’s competitiveness and competence,” says Dr. Peter Preindl, CEO of ALPINE Bau GmbH, pleased with the award. The 29-km section of expressway will be widened to four lanes. A 9-km district road will also be built perpendicular to the project. For the time beeing more than 3000 people are working for ALPINE in Poland.
Success in Poland
In addition to executing traffic infrastructure projects, the company demonstrated it competence in stadium construction, where ALPINE has three stadiums for the 2012 Football Championships under construction. The contract to built the Danzig University´s Department of Chemistry is an other prestigious contract of this year. With the finalization of the rehabilitating of the “Hala Ludowa Hall” in Breslau, the company won the award for the “Construction Site of the Year 2009” in the category of rehabilitation.