Albanian Railways (Hekurudha Shqiptare – HSH) has awarded the Consortium, led by Ardanuy Ingeniería and also made up of Metrotenerife and SIM SpA Albania, the consulting and technical assistance services concerning this new project to upgrade the connections with the country’s capital, Tirana.
The Consortium will assist HSH in the implementation of the tender and awarding phases of the works for the renovation of over 34 kilometers of the network between the Tirana Public Transport Terminal, PTT and the city of Durres. This contract also includes consulting services for the construction of a new 5-kilometer branch line and a transfer station connecting the Tirana-Durres Line with the capital’s International Airport.
This project forms part of the Western Balkans Core Network’s Route 2 which will connect the cities of Podgorica in Montenegro and Vlore in Albania and has been included as one of the extensions of the Transeuropean Transportation Network (Ten-T) to this area. The project is financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
The Contract has launched in February of this year and will finalize in January of 2024. Over these four years, the Consortium will be in charge of the advisory and review of all documentation needed for the correct development of the tender and work-awarding phases. It also includes technical support for the HSH Project Implementation Unit in order to guarantee that the work is properly executed. Additionally, the Consortium will ensure that all procedures and requirements established by the EBRD are complied with.
When choosing the Consortium, Albanian Railways took into account the different companies’ experience in Project Management and Civil Engineering as well as their proven record in the transportation field.
About Ardanuy Ingenieria
Ardanuy Ingenieria, S.A. is an engineering consulting firm specializing in studies, projects, works management, safety engineering (ISA), operation / maintenance studies; and technical consulting for railways (high speed, conventional, freight), urban transport (metro, trams, BRT, cable cars), electrical engineering (substations and high voltage lines), roads (highways, roads, streets, etc.), construction (architecture and facilities) and telecommunications. The company carries out its activity throughout the world and is present in more than 60 countries on five continents. Currently, the business volume outside Spain exceeds 80%.