Three bids submitted for Germany's A6 road PPP project

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Germany's Stuttgart regional council has received bids from three teams for the A6 Wiesloch/Rauenberg-Weinsberg road PPP project.

According to sources, teams led by Hochtief PPP Solutions, Vinci and Strabag submitted the initial bids. A consortium of BAM and Eiffage was shortlisted for the process but it withdrew from the process due to unknown reasons.

The teams had to submit their bids by 12 November 2015.

The project involves the widening of a 25.5 km section of the A6 motorway between Wiesloch-Rauenberg and Weinsberg (south of Heidelberg, north of Stuttgart) and maintenance of the overall section of 47.1 km. The project also includes a 1.3 km viaduct which crosses the Neckar Valley.

The project will be developed under a 30-year concession on a design, build, finance and operate (DBFO) basis.

The total project investment has not been disclosed. The EIB plans to provide a €235 million (US$266 million) loan for the project.

Germany's Stuttgart regional council launched the contract notice for the project in September last year.

In May, the German government launched a tender process to select a preferred bidder to expand and maintain part of the A 10/A 24 motorway close to Berlin through a PPP project. The project involves the extension and maintenance of the road and the contract has a value estimated at €400 million (US$451 million).

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