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Ayesa strengthens its position in the roads sector in Poland in the middle of the pandemic with its biggest contract to date in the country

The company is making progress in the roads sector in Poland, where the Government is immersed in its National Road Construction Plan, an ambitious 36,000-million-euro investment programme covering the period 2014-2023.

It is within this context that Ayesa has recently signed its biggest contract to date in Poland, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will see Ayesa provide design and construction supervision services for the Mińsk Mazowiecki-Siedlce stretch of the A2 carriageway, which connects Warsaw and Kukuryki. Moreover, it will provide the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (Warsaw Branch) with assistance throughout the entire process. The project covers three sections of this carriageway, spanning 37.4 kilometres in length.

The contract, which is worth 5.5 million euros (24,228,490.80 PLN), will take a team of around a hundred people 60 months to complete.

This stretch of the A2 will be built by the construction firm Polaqua, which has been awarded the construction contract for 126 million euros; Intercor which has been awarded the construction contract for 113 million euros, and there will be a third contractor.

 

Background

The A2 has a long history. Intended to be a strategic road linking Nazi Germany and Poland, particularly once it had been incorporated into the Third Reich, it was not until 14 years ago that serious progress began to be made by the Government of Jarosław Kaczyński, who decided on a public-private collaboration model. However, the project came up against various obstacles and it became apparent that, despite the goal of finishing it in time for UEFA Euro 2012, this was not going to be possible. Subsequently, under the next government, led by Donald Tusk, it was decided that the project should be divided into phases and awarded to different companies.