STRABAG awarded share of €132m contract for D35 motorway in the Czech Republic
A consortium including STRABAG a.s., a subsidiary of European construction group STRABAG, has been awarded the contract to build a new section of the D35 motorway in the Czech Republic.
The object of the contract with a total value of CZK 3.38 billion (~ €132 million) is the construction of a new four lane connection with two interchanges.
Work on the Opatovice–Časy section with a length of 12.6 km will last 44 months from the start of construction, which is expected to begin in the spring of this year. The section is to be built by a consortium of STRABAG a.s., M-SILNICE a.s. and SMP CZ a.s. STRABAG’s share as consortium leader amounts to 42%.
“As the market leader in the Czech Republic, we are very pleased to be able to bring our know-how into yet another project,” says the CEO of STRABAG SE, Thomas Birtel. In the Czech motorway network, the D35 is part of the so-called northern route linking Bohemia and Moravia that is intended to serve as an alternative to the D1 motorway.
The contract comprises a total of 25 bridge structures: seven bridges will cross above the motorway, while the remaining 18 form part of the carriageway itself. The most significant bridge is a 1,060 m long overpass across the Elbe River and its floodplain area. Seven noise abatement walls also form part of the contract.
STRABAG SE is a European-based technology group for construction services, a leader in innovation and financial strength. Their services span all areas of the construction industry and cover the entire construction value chain. Nearly 73,000 employees allow STRABAG to generate an annual output volume of more than €14 billion. At the same time, a dense network of numerous subsidiaries in many European countries and on other continents is helping to expand their area of operation far beyond the borders of Austria and Germany.
The STRABAG Group has been present in the Czech Republic since 1991. The company employs approx. 3,600 people and generates more than €600 million in the country.