European PPP Center

Issue 9

PPP Deal of the Year EMEA
23 Junuary 2008

A Hungarian PPP project has received already for the second time one of the greatest acknowledgements of the financial scene. The „PPP Deal of the Year EMEA” prize was awarded to the M6 Motorway Szekszárd – Bóly and M60 Motorway Bóly – Pécs sections ("M6 Motorway III. Phase”) by Project Finance International. The prize was taken over by Mr. Balázs Felsmann, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Economy and Finance on the 23rd January 2008 in London.

The current prize is connected to a green field motorway PPP project which was launched by the Ministry of Economy and Transport on 10 April 2007. The 80 km long motorway section will lead South from Budapest as part of the V/C international transport corridor and it will continue through 87 engineering structures, 7 larger bridges and 4 tunnels. The tender process was closed on 21 November 2007 and the winner Mecsek Motorway Consortium (Strabag AG, Colas SA) will have to complete construction works until 31 March 2010 and fulfill operation and maintenance requirements during the 30 year concession period.

In light of the recent prize ceremony we have asked key players of the project preparation. Click on the names to read the whole interview.

Click here to read the interview with the project participants

Click here to view the photo gallery form the PFI Gala

Source: European PPP Center

Montenegro looking at PPP Possibilities
23 Junuary 2008

Montenegro is about to sign consulting agreement for the preparation of a PPP feasibility study for 280 km long motorway. The consulting agreement is part of a 3 phase project aimed at highway construction in Montenegro. The projects in consideration for a PPP scheme are:

    • approx. length 170 km,
    • part of corridor - tunnel Sozina with access roads, approx. length 10 km.

    • approx. length 100 km,
    • highway corridors-joint section in Podgorica area approx. length 10 km.

The first Slovak Motorway PPP Tender
18 January 2008

There are six consortia bidding in the first Slovak Motorway PPP tender. Most probably all of them will fulfill basic tender requirements. However, two of them will shortly disqualify because the Ministry of Transport announced that only 4 consortia will be admitted to the second round of the tender. The qualification criteria are the company’s equity, turnover and mostly: previous references in PPP projects. The winning consortium will have to construct and finance the highway and fulfill maintenance and operation over a 30 years period. The six consortia are:

  1. Vinci Concessions S.A and Skanska Infrastructure Development AB
  2. Obrascon Huarte Lain S.A.
  3. Bouygues Travaux Publics, Colas, Doprastav, Vahostav, Intertoll-Europe, Mota-Engil
  4. Eiffage Travaux Publics
  5. ZPKM Cosortium – Hochtief PPP Solutions GmbH, Alpine Bau GmbH
  6. Macquarie Capital Group, Strabag AG, Porr Solutions GmbH

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