Italy’s Salini Impregilo Group has been awarded Lot 1 of the Sebes-Turda motorway in Transylvania, continuing a 20-year presence in Romania.

The contract has been awarded by the Romanian National Company of Motorways & National Roads (CNADNR), and the project is said to be worth approximately €121 million.

The Sebes-Turda motorway is located in the centre of Transylvania in the provinces of Alba and Cluj, and it will aim to provide a fast and safe connection between the Sibiu-Arad motorway (Pan-European Corridor IV) and the Bucharest-Brasov-Bors motorway (Transylvanian motorway).

Lot 1 of the contract consists of 17km of motorway with two lanes in each direction and a hard shoulder. It includes approximately 81,000m² of bridges and viaducts, as well as three motorway intersections.

Salini Impregilo was set up this year as a result of a merger of the two companies. Its links in Romania date back to 1993 and modernisation work on the DN7 National Road, followed by the rehabilitation and redevelopment of the Bucharest-Pitesti motorway in 1997, and the completion and repair of the north and south breakwaters of the Port of Constanta in 2001.

The Salini Impregilo Group is currently working on the completion of Lot 3 of the Orastie-Sibiu motorway – a contract worth €137 million – as well as the design and construction of Lot 2 of the Lugoj-Deva motorway, costing €153 million.

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