The consortium formed by the two largest national construction companies has won over eight other bids, including those from Spanish companies, to build the southern international corridor.
Mota-Engil and Teixeira Duarte went together in the tender for the fourth and last railway contract of the southern international corridor, between Évora and the border. In an attempt to face Spanish companies, the two largest national construction companies won the tender by submitting the most economically competitive bid, for around 87 million euros, according to Jornal de Negócios.
In a tender worth 105 million euros, launched by Infraestruturas de Portugal (IP), the Mota-Engil and Teixeira Duarte consortium submitted the best proposal in terms of value for money among a group of nine consortiums. Among the interested parties were the Spanish companies FCC/Ramalho Rosa Cobetar (the lowest bid) and Casais/ASCH Infraestructuras y Servicios.
This tender, launched under the Ferrovia 2020 Plan, is the fourth contract on the southern international corridor line and depends on the progress of the three other contracts awarded to Sacyr, Mota-Engil and Comsa for the Évora line, reports Negócios.