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Kosovo picks Bechtel-Enka tie-up to build 600 mln euro motorway

Author Nina Byalkova
Kosovo picks Bechtel-Enka tie-up to build 600 mln euro motorway

PRISTINA (Kosovo), January 15 (SeeNews) – Kosovo has selected a consortium of U.S. engineering company Bechtel and Turkish construction and engineering firm Enka to build a 65-kilometre motorway linking capital Pristina with the Macedonian border, Kosovo’s infrastructure ministry said.

The consortium offered to build the motorway for 599.9 million euro ($817.4 million), the ministry said in a statement posted on its website on Tuesday.

A consortium of Italy’s Muratori e Cementisti di Ravenna and Dogus ranked second in the tender, with an offer of 756.1 million euro.

The motorway should be completed in 42 months after the signing of the contract.

In November the Bechtel-Enka tie-up completed the construction of a 77.4-kilometre motorway from Morina, on the border with Albania, to Trude, north of  Pristina, a year ahead of schedule.

($=0.7339 euro)

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