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STH organizes Europe’s most important design 1.5 billion tender

STH organizes Europe’s most important design 1.5 billion tender
23 / 11 / 2021

Solidarity Transport Hub (STH) just launched a EUR 1.5 billion tender for the railroad design works for the development of the rail network between Warsaw and Łódź. This is the largest structure agreement for design works in Europe to date. November 25 marked its closing deadline for all tender submissions.

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 assignments in a simplified method of executory procedures for eight years. The STH relies on the interest of expert design offices from Poland and abroad.

The winner must deliver materials for environmental resolutions, program, and spatial ideas, designs, and studies for location decisions and property acquisition, building permit designs for obtaining building permits, detailed designs, and documentation for selecting contractors of the construction works.

The rail design works will incorporate elements of the central line and its new high-speed rail system features, which will run from the capital to large cities in the west of the country. These include Warsaw – Solidarity Transport Hub – Łódź – Wrocław/Poznań, the extension of the Central Railway Line to the north of the country, towards Płock, Włocławek and the Tricity and the new Katowice – Kraków line. It also involves sections running through areas currently suspended from transport – in the northern and south-eastern parts of the country, such as Masuria or the Bieszczady mountains.
The tender procedure involves a total of 29 projects split into 82 sections which make up 2,000 km of railway connections to be completed by the Solidarity Transport Hub by the end of 2034. Also, there will be high-speed railway sectors with a design speed of up to 350 km/h.