According to the schedule announced by Mr. George Souflias, Minister of PEHODE, in June 2004, today on August 19th 2005 the second phase of the tender concerning the Thessaloniki Metro has been completed and the provisional contractor of the Project is already known.
Mr.George Souflias made the following statement as to the Thessaloniki Metro tender completion:
“Thessaloniki Metro, this much afflicted project which has been harassing the citizens of Thessaloniki for over 15 years with its announcement and the delay in its construction, has finally entered the final straight. The tender of the project was completed upon selection of the provisional contractor. This means that, upon hearing of any appeals and objections, worksites will gradually start being installed and this major and complicated project will start being constructed.
It is also worth mentioning that it was the first time we ensured a loan amounting to 550,000,000 euros which has been approved by the European Investment Bank based on favourable terms. Thus, along with the amount of 250,000,000 euros to be allocated by the 3rd CSF, we have already ensured full funding of the project.
I wish to congratulate ATTIKO METRO S.A. on having conducted such a unimpeachable tender procedure and having managed in a few months to complete the evaluation of the most important technical project in Greece today”.
Today, upon unsealing of the financial offers and in conjunction with the evaluation of the technical offers, the classification of the consortia participating in the tender is as follows:
|Financial Offer||Total Grading|
|1.||ΑΕGΕΚ – IMPREGILO – ANSALDO T.S.F. – SELI – ANSALDOBREDA|
|2.||ΑΚΤOR – SIEMENS – VINCI – THEMELIODOMI|
|3.||J & P – ΑVAX, F.C.C. CONSTRUCCION, CONSTRUCCIONES YAUXILIAR DE FERROCARRILES, DIMETRONIC, ELECNOR,INSTALACIONES INABENSA|
“It is pointed out that, in total, 15 technical companies from Greece, Germany, Italy, France and Spain in three joint ventures were put to tender for the undertaking of the construction of the Thessaloniki Metro. It is an undisputable fact that the large number of the significant technical companies which participated in the final phase of the Tender ensured fair competition.
The construction of the Thessaloniki Metro, 9.6 km long, consisting of 13 modern stations, shall comprise the most state-of-the art technological data and the most demanding specifications of quality and functionality aiming at becoming even better than the Athens Metro”.