Expressions of interest has been complete for the expansion of Athens’ metro with four joint-ventures putting their names forward.
The interested firms have been revealed as the following:
- GEK Terna, Vinci and Siemens
- J&P Avax, Ghella and Alstom
- Aktor, Ansaldo and Hitachi Rail
- FCC, Archirodon and Mytilineos.
A statement on operator Attiko metro’s website said that the shortlist signals the start of the implementation of the Athens metro Line 4.
The future Line 4 in the Greek capital is one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the European Union.
The contract for Section A of the project is understood to be worth €1.45 billion. It covers the boring of 10km of double-track tunnel and the supply and commissioning of up to 18 automated train-sets, amongst other work.
The work is expected to begin in 2019 and run through to 2026.