January 17 (SeeNews) - A consortium led by Slovenian civil engineering firm CGP has won a 41 million euro ($44 million) contract for the construction of a railway overpass in Ljubljana, the Slovenian infrastructure ministry said.
The consortium, which also comprises Slovenian companies SZ-Zeleznisko gradbeno podjetje, GH Holding and Gorenjska Gradbena Druzba, won the contract in a tender in which it offered the lowest price of 33.3 million euro without value-added tax (VAT) or 40.6 million euro including VAT, the infrastructure ministry said in a notice posted on the website of Slovenia's public procurement portal last week.
Slovenian company Kolektor Koling and a consortium of Croatian firms Kamgrad and Prizne Gradevine, but they both exceeded the limit of 33.4 million euro without VAT, set by the infrastructure ministry.
The construction of the railway overpass will start in the spring of 2023 and is expected to last a year and a half, Slovenian media quoted the state secretary at the ministry of infrastructure, Alenka Bratusek, as saying.
The railway overpass will cross the Dunajska Cesta road in Ljubljana, one of the main transport arteries in Slovenia's capital, and is part of a project of the construction of a passenger centre in the city that will feature a new bus station, retail space, office building, hotel and an upgrade of the railway station with the associated track infrastructure and platforms.
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