FCC Construction awarded largest Austrian motorway
Barcelona – A consortium led by the company Alpine Mayreder, the Austrian subsidiary of FCC, has won the largest public tender awarded to date in Austria. It includes the project, financing, construction and operation for 30 years of the most important motorway under concession in Austria.
The project investment amounts to approximately 945 million euros and will be financed entirely by private investors. External finance of around 800 million euros will be put up by several banks, including the European Investment bank, which is to put up 350 million euros. Deutsche Bank has acted as the advisory bank in structuring the finance.
The motorway is “Y”-shaped, and 51 kilometres long. The contract includes the execution of the first partial stretch of the A5 from Vienna to the Czech Republic, between the towns of Eibesbrunn and Schrick, as well as the extension of the north-east ring road of Vienna, where the S1 and S2 bypasses commence.
The project construction term is three years, and the future route will have two lanes in each direction along the section corresponding to the ring road and three in the section corresponding to the motorway route. 14 links, 98 constructions, a tunnel almost two and a half kilometres long and two stretches of false tunnel will be constructed along the section.