Germany's Stuttgart regional council has launched a contract notice for the expansion of the A6 Wiesloch/Rauenberg-Weinsberg road PPP project in Germany.
The project involves the expansion to six lanes of a 25.5 km stretch and the operation and maintenance of a 57 Km stretch. The contract will follow the development, finance, operation and maintenance model for a period of 30 years.
The deadline for submission of bids is 22 January 2014.
These two PPP projects add up an investment of about €390 million (US$505 million).
From 2009 Germany has embarked on a massive widening and rehabilitation project, expanding the lane count of many of its major arterial routes, such as the A5 in the southwest and A8 going east-west.
Vinci is one of the companies that has been very active in the German road market. The A9 section between Berlin and Munich is the third PPP project Vinci executes following on from those for the A4 (a 45 km section between Gotha and Eisenach in Thuringia) in 2007, which opened to traffic in September 2010, and the A5 (60 km section between Offenburg and Karlsruhe in Baden Wurttemberg) in 2008.
Germany's autobahn network has a total length of about 12,900 km which ranks it among the most dense and longest systems in the world. The Autobahn is the federal controlled-access highway system in Germany.