Bids value first part of Divača-Koper rail at EUR 404-463 million

Ljubljana – Two contractors have submitted financial offers for the first part of main works on the Divača-Koper rail section. A consortium led by Slovenian builder Kolektor CPG values the works at EUR 403.6 million, while the offer by Austrian builder Strabag and its consortium is EUR 463.5 million.

Both bids are below the ceiling price of EUR 472 million and therefore valid. The price excludes value added tax, 2TDK, the company managing the rail project, said in a press release on Thursday. 2TDK expects it will now take ten days to review the bids.

Three bidders pre-qualified for works on what is one of the biggest infrastructural projects in Slovenia, the Kolektor CPG and Strabag consortia as well as Turkish builder Cengiz, which is currently building the second tube of the Karavanke tunnel.

Cengiz has not made a bid for the first section, which covers construction works between Divača and Črni Kal. The offers for the second segment, between Črni Kal and Koper, are due by 8 March as the National Review Commission examines appeals by a Slovenian company that did not make the first round of selection.