Italy’s Astaldi Group has been awarded a €209m ($228m) contract to extend Line 2 of the Warsaw metro in Poland.
The win follows Astaldi’s construction of the same line’s central section, completed in March 2015.
The new contract calls for the executive design and the construction of the route’s eastern section for a total of approximately 3km.
The tunnels are to be excavated using the two TBMs (Tunnel Boring Machines) that have already been employed for the boring of the first section of the line.
The contract also calls for building the link with the line’s central section, as well as the civil and railway systems, superstructure, and all related works. The works are planned to be completed in 36 months, beginning in early 2016.
The client is Metro Warszawskie Sp.z o.o., a public company in charge of the underground on behalf of the Municipality of Warsaw.
The works will be financed with European funds and through the local budget.
Astaldi said the project raises the Group’s standing in Poland, where it is already engaged in building the John Paul II International Airport KrakoÌw-Balice, about 60km of motorway, two railway sections and the Bydgoszcz-Torun waste-to-energy plant.
Photograph: Metro station near the the church of St Mary Magdalene, Warsaw (Muri/Wikimedia Commons)