The overall value of the investment, consisting largely of civil works, supply of technological services and mechanical equipment, is estimated at about €1.860 million (US$2.27 billion), of which the Italian State has provided approximately €871 million and Milan City Council has provided about €378 million.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided €300 million financing through the Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (€217.5 million) and Banca Imi (€82.5 million). The remaining project financing has been provided by: Banca Imi, BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole Cib, MPS Capital Services, Natixis and UniCredit.
The project envisages total operating revenues of approximately €2.7 billion (US$3.3 billion) throughout the life of the contract, computed on the basis of a minimum traffic of 86 million passengers/year guaranteed by Milan City Council. Impregilo and Astaldi have a 9.6% participation in the concession project.
The new line, which will be driverless and fully automated, will cover a 15.2 kilometre stretch from Linate to Lorenteggio. The project covers detailed and executive design and construction of two single-track tunnels, one in each direction, with 21 stations and a depot/workshop.
The project includes the the engineering, construction and subsequent operation of Line 4 of the Milan underground railway. The concession is for 30 years, including 7 years for engineering and construction works, and the remaining 23 years for the operating phase. The project is currently being developed.
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