Egis in partnership with Italrom Inginerie Internationala was awarded a 6 million euro contract to secure the Feasibility Study and Detailed Design for modernization of the 119km rail section between Apahida and Ilva Mica, following a competitive bidding process by the National Railway Company “CFR” S.A. in Romania.
On the 7th of March 2022, Egis, as leader of a consortium with Italrom Inginerie Internationala, signed a 6 million euro contract with the National Railway Company “CFR” SA to deliver the Feasibility Study and Detailed Design for modernization of the 119 km railway between Apahida and Ilva Mica, a subsection of Apahida – Suceava railway which makes the connection between Central and North-East regions of Romania.
During the 23-month contract, Egis consortium will identify the optimum technical, economical, financial and operational option for modernization of Apahida – Ilva Mica railway section, with due consideration to the environmental impact and climate changes, and in full observance of the EU interoperability specifications and standards. The modernization project aims at increasing the travel speeds, that is up to 160km/h for passenger and up to 120 km/h for cargo transport, improving travel conditions and offering higher safety degree.
"Internationally Egis is well recognized for our services in rail - we have over 50 years of proven experience delivering highly complex and challenging multidisciplinary rail projects, all over the world. This new project will expand our rail expertise in Romania, building upon ongoing railway design projects, such as the Predeal-Brasov design study. With more than 25years of experience in Romanian infrastructure design already, railway infrastructure is a key priority for us in the coming years as we recognize a strong need from authorities for the implementation of high quality design", said James Hanson, General Manager of Egis Romania.
The modernization project for the 119-km railway section between Apahida and Ilva Mica will contribute to integration of a sustainable transport, while supporting the social and economic development in the crossed areas, improving Romania's economic competitiveness and creating the conditions to increase the national and international cargo and passenger traffic on the TEN-T core network.