By Eleni Botas
The schedule for the auction of the “fillet” and a larger part of BOAK, Chania – Hersonissos with a total budget of 1.5 billion euros is suffocating.
One of the important issues in order for the tender to proceed is to give the green light to its environmental licensing by RIS, with the deadline set to be until June, so that the bidding procedures can start in September with the submission. financial offers from the schemes that have already passed to the second phase, namely:
1. AKTOR CONCESSIONS,
3.J & P ΑΒΑΞ,
5.K / X MYTILINEOS-ACCIONA-INTERTOLL
The section Chania Hersonissos will be a highway with tolls of approximately 163 km long which will be constructed and will operate under a concession contract. The project includes 26 single tunnels with a total length of approximately 34 km, 10.80 km of new bridges, 23 of which exceed 100 meters in length, 20 new level junctions and upgrading of the existing 18 level junctions in the Bypasses of Chania, Rethymnon, Heraklion.
Regarding the other two tenders of BOAK, for the eastern part of the axis from Naples to Agios Nikolaos, AKTOR has emerged as the winner. The project, which has a cost of 186 million euros including VAT, will be implemented as a public project with funding from the Recovery Fund.
In the middle section, from Hersonissos to Naples, the competition took place last January with a unique offer of the TERNA-AKTOR CONCESSIONS-INTRACAT scheme. The next step is to announce the scheme as a temporary contractor, with a budget of 290m euros.
It should be noted that the project is subject to strict schedules, as within the second quarter of 2023 all three VOAK contracts must have been signed and notified to the Recovery Fund: the concession contract (Chania – Hersonissos, 157 km). , the PPP (Hersonissos – Neapoli, 22.4 km) and the public project (Neapoli – Agios Nikolaos, 14.5 km).
Also within the second quarter of 2025, 60% of the PPP and the public project should have been completed, while by the end of 2025, the entire sections Hersonissos – Neapoli and Neapoli – Agios Nikolaos should have been completed and operational and 15% of the Chania – Hersonissos section has been constructed.