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CPK will pay more than EUR 1.5 billion for designing railway investments. This is a record contract on a European scale.

CPK will pay more than EUR 1.5 billion for designing railway investments. This is a record contract on a European scale.
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12 / 10 / 2021

Solidarity Transport Hub (CPK), a Polish company, announced last week a framework procedure for the design documentation for the country's largest-ever rail investment program. The estimated value of design works is more than EUR 1.5 billion net. This is the largest framework agreement for design works in Europe to date.

The Solidarity Transport Hub is the planned transfer hub to be constructed in the center of the country between Warsaw and Łódź, which will integrate air, rail, and road transport. As part of this project, “Solidarity” Airport will be built 37 km west of Warsaw, but not only. In addition to the airport, a rail network with a total length of around 2,000 km is planned. The Solidarity Transport Hub is the largest project of this kind in Central and Eastern Europe and will have a significant impact on the transport situation in the entire region.

The purpose of the tender is to select a group of contractors to whom the Solidarity Transport Hub company will be able to commission design tasks in a simplified procedure of executory procedures for eight years. The Contracting Authority (the "Solidarity Transport Hub" company) counts on the interest of specialist design offices from Poland and abroad.

The tender is conducted simultaneously in two languages: Polish and English. Tenders can be submitted until 5 November. Details of the procedure can be found on the EU's Tender Electronic Daily platform: //

– The framework agreement will enable us to select contractors who can guarantee the appropriate quality of the works. The idea is that later on, in the fast tenders of the STH, they will compete for executory agreements says Mikołaj Wild, the President of the Solidarity Transport Hub company. The effects of such a solution are unambiguously positive: a quality guarantee through the selection of reliable partners, shorter duration of orders, and predictability of the order book. This solution has already proven effective, among other things, in the environmental inventories of the STH, which have been in progress since the previous year – he adds.

The procedure concerns a total of 29 projects divided into 82 sections which make up approximately 2,000 km of railway lines to be completed by the Solidarity Transport Hub by the end of 2034. Among them, there will be high-speed railway sections with a design speed of up to 350 km/h.

The estimated value of STH's railway investments until 2034 is almost PLN 95 billion. They will make it possible to get to the “Solidarity” Airport from most cities in Poland is up to 2.5 hours.