Demir Kapija – Smokvica Section is the missing link on Corridor X, the most important international road crossing Macedonia from the North to the South of the country. Thus, the French Ambassador in Skopje and the Minister of Transport shall be accompanied by Egis, the company with the role of the Engineer, for a visit to the complex construction site that is about to be completed (95 % completed at this point).
The construction of the new highway section Demir Kapija – Smokvica is part of the Pan-European Corridor X. This section is included in the Regional Development Programme financed by IPA (Pre-Accession Instruments).
This large project was the subject of a separate approval from the European Commission. This is a complex project of more than 28 km in length, and of total value exceeding 210 million euros. The project construction was awarded to Aktor, a Greek Contractor of Works. The project was launched in July of 2012, and it is bound to end in October of 2017.
The construction of Corridor X represents a large project at the scale of the large projects known in the past in France. Demir Kapija –Smokvica section is a challenge itself, due to its complexity in terms of geology and geotechnics, with numerous tunnels, viaducts, high embankments and large cuts.
This four-year project (plus 2 years of guarantee period) was carried out by a Greek Contractor of Works, having an international reputation for its expertise and by a quality supervision team:
Egis, the leader of supervision consortium (« the leading partner »), faced the challenge by a quality mobilization:
Egis, the leading actor in the infrastructure project on the Balkans
For more than 20 years, Egis has been a major player in the area of infrastructure, having carried out many projects, the majority of which were projects of transport infrastructure. Until now, in IPA Beneficiary Countries (Pre-Accession Instruments), Egis has successfully terminated more than 120 projects in the following areas of expertize: technical assistance to local and national authorities, preparation of documentation for tenders, design/engineering studies, works supervision, institutional strengthening, advising on restructuring of society, training, etc.
Egis is familiar with local legislation and local standards, techniques and procedures in the countries of the Balkans area.
Bosnia and Herzegovina:
Croatia (on 01.07.2013 Croatia became 28th member of the European Union):