Turkey’s Cengiz Insaat wins €322m deal to upgrade rail line in Croatia

Turkish agency Cengiz Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret has secured an HRK2.42bn (€322m) contract to rehabilitate a 42.6km rail line in Croatia.

Awarded by Croatian state-run firm HZ Infrastruktura, the contract was signed within the presence of Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic.

The mission entails the reconstruction and improve of part of the Croatian section of the Mediterranean hall, stretching from Krizevci to the Croatia-Hungary border through Koprivnica.

The scope of works consists of double-tracking of the road with two viaducts, 21 railway overpasses and underpasses, in addition to different related enhancements. Moreover, 9 stations alongside the route will likely be modernised.

As soon as full, the mission will allow trains to function at speeds of as much as 160km/h on the road.

Venture works are slated to start subsequent month and anticipated to finish in October 2023.

On the contract signing ceremony, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic mentioned that this mission is co-financed with HRK1.8bn (€237.5) in funding from the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

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HZ Infrastruktura is the railway infrastructure division of Croatian Railways.

Final month, passenger transport division HŽPP signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with SŽ Passenger Transport of Slovenia to enhance cross-border rail connectivity.

As a part of the CONNECT2CE mission, the settlement will allow each entities to make sure higher service on trains between Zagreb and Ljubljana, the capital cities of Croatia and Slovenia respectively.

The CONNECT2CE mission goals to enhance accessibility between the regional areas of central Europe and the primary transport networks and hubs.


David M. Poteet

David M. Poteet

David M. Poteet is head of the column where articles related to the Technical get posted. Before this job, Alfredo has continued his academia as much as he could and ended up doing a Masters in Arts. His hands-on knowledge about this field is vast, and this has resulted in articles, which are high in quality and is a treat to the mind. In his vacant time, he loves to take a walk outside in the streets and talk to people.

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