Strabag Rail is set to upgrade 9.6km section of track from Dětmarovice-Polish border in the Czech Republic. This is after the Strabag subsidiary was awarded the US $125.5m contract by the Czech railway infrastructure authority Správa železnic.
Scope of work for Dětmarovice-Polish border track
Under the contract, the team will modernise an approximately 9.6km long section of track with six-level crossings from Dětmarovice to Petrovice u Karviné on the state border with Poland. The consortium will be responsible for substructure restoration and track renewal. It will also upgrade and install platforms with barrier-free access and renovate bridge structures including the replacement of the technical infrastructure including safety, signalling and power installations, electric switch heating, lighting and overhead lines.
According to Strabag CEO Thomas Birtel as the second-largest construction company in the Czech Republic, STRABAG is a reliable and sought-after partner for the modernisation and further development of the country’s transportation infrastructure, both in railway and road construction. “Among other things, we are currently modernising the 11km long Soběslav–Doubí rail section as well as a 12km long section between Oldřichov u Duchcova and Bílina,” he added.
Strabag has a 66.5% share in the consortium, which has already commenced work on the modernisation project. Planned to be completed in 29 months, the project is co-financed by the EU under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).
Additionally, the consortium will rehabilitate the Závada–Koukolná section over a length of 1.1km with sustainability.