STRABAG awarded 640m long bridge in Romania
The European-based construction company STRABAG has been commissioned to build a 640 m cable-stayed bridge across the river Someș in the western Romanian city of Satu Mare. The contract, worth RON 142 million (approx. € 30 million), was signed in early April with representatives of the municipality and of STRABAG in compliance with the currently strict hygiene regulations. Construction is scheduled to start in May 2020.
“Despite the restrictions on public life currently in place in many of our European countries of operation, it is important not to lose sight of the long-term perspective and to continue to pursue important infrastructure projects such as this in Romania,” emphasises Thomas Birtel, CEO of STRABAG SE.
Connecting the north and south of the city
With the construction of the bridge, Satu Mare is pursuing the goal of better linking the north and the south of the city and of relieving the volume of traffic on the existing Decebal Bridge. The contract also includes two viaducts and the two adjacent roundabouts. Existing utility lines such as gas, telecommunications, water and sewage must be taken into account or partly relaid during the construction.
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 by bringing together people, materials and machinery at the right place and at the right time in order to realise even complex construction projects – on schedule, of the highest quality and at the best price.
The hard work and dedication of more than 75,000 employees allow STRABAG to generate an annual output volume of around €16 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 operating in Romania since 1991. 1,400 employees in the country generate an output volume of more than €200 million annually.