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D4 R7 Bratislava Highways Project breaks ground in VIP Ceremony

Category: General / 10 November 2016

On Monday 24 October 2016, the Bratislava D4R7 highways contract held its Groundbreaking Ceremony to mark the beginning of the project. Held in Slovakia’s Samorin Village, the event was well attended by government officials, mayors from the municipalities involved and senior figures from the JV companies.

The official stone tapping ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on the project was performed after a number of speeches including those delivered by Mr Ersek, Minister of Transport, Construction and Regional development in the Slovak Republic, Mr Bugár, Deputy Chairman of the National Council of the Slovak Republic, Jaime Lamela, CEO Zero Bypass Ltd, the Cintra consortium.

Funding for the project was secured in May 2016 and since then there has been close collaboration between the engineers, designers, archaeologists and the ministry to ensure the best solutions are reached and value engineering is fully achieved.

On behalf of Ferrovial Agroman, the event was attended by Ignacio Clopes, Area 2 (Europe Asia Australia) Director, Enrique Nieto, Director of Highways UK, Ireland & Slovakia and the project's management including General Manager of the site, Juan Jose Bregel.

The design and build of the 27 kilometre highway (D4) and the 32km radial highway awarded to the consortium between Ferrovial Agroman and Austrian company PORR in June 2016.

The D4 will involve construction of 27 km of new dual carriageway between Jarovce and Raca, creating a beltway to the east of the city. The R7 is a new 32km radial highway with 2-3 lanes each way, running in a south-easterly direction from the city centre. The entire scheme also involves the construction of 9 interchanges and almost 100 bridges and bridge structures, including a new bridge crossing of the River Danube.

About Ferrovial

Ferrovial is one of the world's leading infrastructure operators and municipal services companies, committed to developing sustainable solutions. The company has 65,000 employees and a presence in over 25 countries. Its main business areas are: Services, Toll Roads, Construction and Airports. It is a member of Spain's blue-chip IBEX 35 index and is also included in prestigious sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and FTSE4Good.

Ferrovial Agroman is the construction arm and manages major, complex, multidisciplinary design and construction projects around the world, in sectors including rail, highways, tunnels, marine, airports and energy. With a presence in 23 countries, the company is internationally renowned for its design capacity and construction of exceptional projects of all kinds.

Cintra is among the world's leading private sector developers of transportation infrastructure in terms of the number of projects and the volume of investment. It currently manages over 2,100 kilometres of toll roads in 28 concessions in the Americas, Oceania and Europe. Cintra is the largest shareholder in the 407 ETR concessionaire, in Ontario, Canada, with a stake of 43.23%.

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