Shortlist announced for Liege tram PPP project

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Shortlist announced for Liege tram PPP project

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Belgium's Société Régionale Wallonne du Transport announced on April 3rd that two teams have been shortlisted to design, build, finance and maintain a tram line in Liège:

The Tramardent consortium of Colas, Wegebo, VBG, DIF Infra 3 and Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF was not shortlisted and will receive €1·2m as compensation for bidding costs.

On February 17th the building permit was granted, and the two shortlisted bidders are to submit final offers on September 15th.

Teams composed of Siemens and BESIX finally declined to submit an offer and Ansaldo Breda, Eraerts, Jan de Nul and Strukton did not meet the specified technical requirements in the previous stage of the tender process and was not qualified for the final round.

PWC is acting as financial consultant and STIBBE as legal advisor to the SRWT. LiègeTram is advising technically to SRWT.

The 11 km north-south route would link the Standard Liège football stadium in Seraing to Bressoux via the city centre with 21 stops. It would be operated by a fleet of 19 trams, which would be stabled at a depot at Bressoux. Opening is expected in 2017.

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