Vienna/Warsaw, 23 October 2017 – Today PORR S.A. and PKP PLK S.A. signed a contract to modernize a railway line in Upper Silesia in Poland. PORR, who will realise the project independently, has been charged with planning and executing the construction work on the section Toszek Północ - Rudziniec Gliwicki - Stare Koźle. The revitalisation of the 44km-long line promises shorter travel times and greater line capacity. The project should be completed as soon as 2019. The tender is worth around EUR 43m (PLN 182m).
The planned modernisation between Toszek Północ - Rudziniec Gliwicki - Stare Koźle will improve the comfort of every passenger. What’s more, it will provide a sharp increase in the maximum permitted speed of freight trains on individual sections – from 60 to 90 km/h between Toszek Północ and Rudziniec Gliwicki and from 50 to 80 km/h between Gliwicki and Kędzierzyn Koźle.
Following on from the tender of the E30 railway line between Kedzierzyn Kozle and Opole Zachodnie, this marks the second contract for modernising the Polish railways within just a few weeks. The projects are situated next to each other and together form the 80km-long section Toszek - Kedzierzyn – Opole, with a total order volume of around EUR 140m (almost PLN 600m). “This proximity yields several benefits. For example, we profit from the existing personnel and equipment potential as well as low transport costs. And this in turn fits in perfectly with our overall strategy, whereby we make maximum use of synergic effects on our commissions,” said PORR CEO Karl-Heinz Strauss on the latest success of his Polish railway construction team.
Construction work on the section Toszek Północ - Rudziniec Gliwicki - Stare Koźle will take around two years. PORR is responsible for replacing the tracks and catenary across 44 km as well for replacing 32 sets of points. In addition, PORR will overhaul 51 engineering structures in the course of the project – a total of 17 viaducts, five bridges, one crossover below the tracks and 28 passageways. There are also plans to renovate nine rail and road crossings and ten signal boxes and to modernise the control and safety technology.
Facts and figures at a glance:
|Project name||Works on railway lines 153, 199, 681, 682 and 872; section Toszek Północ - Rudziniec Gliwicki - Stare Koźle|
|Completion||25 months after contract signing|
|Project type||Project type|
|PLN 181.775 mn net (approx. EUR 43 mn)||PLN 181.775 mn net (approx. EUR 43 mn)|