Vinci consortium preferred bidder in Slovakia

By Chris Sleight17 December 2008

A consortium of Vinci Concessions and the ABN Amro Highway private equity fund has been named preferred bidder to build and maintain the R1 expressway in Slovakia over a 30-year concession period.

The public private partnership (PPP) is valued at more than € 1 billion, and comprises the finance, design, construction, operation and maintenance of 52 km of expressway in four separate sections. Rather than charge motorists a toll, the consortium will be remunerated through annual royalties by the concession grantor, the Slovak Ministry of Transport, Post and Telecommunications.

If the Vinci consortium is successful, the construction work will be carried out by Stavby Silnic a Zeleznic (SSZ), the wholly owned Czech subsidiary of its road building division, Eurovia. Vinci concession would operate the road.
Delivered directly to your inbox, Construction Europe Newsletter features the pick of the breaking news stories, product launches, show reports and more from KHL's world-class editorial team.
More News from Construction Europe
Materials shortages ‘won’t halt recovery’
Research from Dutch financial services group ING points to resilient construction market
CE Barometer results for August 2021
Welcome signs of new confidence follow recent recovery wobbles
The CE100 list of European contractors
Construction Europe presents its ranking of the top 100 construction companies in Europe, by revenue
Mike Hayes Editor, Construction Europe Tel: +44 (0)1892 786 231 E-mail:
Simon Kelly Sales Manager Tel: +44 (0) 1892 786 223 E-mail: