No fewer than 18 construction companies and consortia have submitted offers to carry out the structural works for the 8km metro line connecting Drumul Taberei to downtown Bucharest, Metrorex, the Bucharest metro operator, has announced. Each of the two sections of the metro line will have five or six bidders on the final list.
The 18 companies who submitted offers were: Metrostav, Aktor, the association between Construcciones Sanchez Dominguez Sando-Apolodor Comimpex, Societa Italiana per Condotte d’Acqua, the Comsa-Copisa Constructora Pirenaica-Sird-Prospectiuni consortium, the association between Dogus-Gulermak-Moscovskii Metrostroi-Salini, that between Impresa Pizzarotti & CSPA-Seli Spa, the Astaldi-FCC-Delta ACM-AB Construct consortium, JV Porr Technobau und Umwelt AG-Porr Construct-Hidroconstructia-SCT, the Metro 5 consortium, Yapi Merkezi Insaat Ve Sanay As, Max Bogl, Obrascon Huarte Lain, the association between Soares da Costa Euroconstruct Trading 98-PA & CO international, Claudio Salini Grandi Lavori Societa Per Azioni, the association between Yuksel Insaa-Ilci Insaat Sanay ve Ticaret-Yuksel Proje Uluslararasi and Open Joint-Stock Company Kievmetrobud.
The final list of bidders qualifying for the next stage of the process will be released in the next 30 days. Both projects will require EUR 277 million in investment, with financing coming from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and guaranteed by the Romanian government. The project is estimated to take around 30 months to build while the first passengers should travel on the new tube line in about four years.