ARCADIS To Modernize Polish Rail

ARNHEM, the Netherlands — The Polish operation of international consultancy and engineering company ARCADIS is part of a consortium that has been awarded the contract for the supervision and project management of the modernization of a 37.2-mile long section of the railway.

The section to be revamped runs from Skierniewice to Lodz, in Central Poland. The total construction sum for the project will be approximately $280.5 million; ARCADIS’ fees will amount to $3.8 million.

The project is part of the 78.9-mile railway line between Warsaw and Lodz, two Polish urban areas with more than 3 million inhabitants. Modernization of the railway will enable increased speed for passenger trains to 87-99 mph. A strong emphasis will be put on safety and the elimination of noise and vibrations, officials said.

The project is to be completed in July 2008.

"Because of our strong position and good growth opportunities, we have targeted rail infrastructure as a key strategic growth market and Poland as a target country, as a considerable investment will be made in Poland’s rail infrastructure in the coming years," ARCADIS board member Michiel Jaski said. "This project win shows that our strategy is yielding results and offers ARCADIS good prospects for further expansion in this region."

ARCADIS is an international company providing consultancy, engineering and management services in infrastructure, environment and facilities, to enhance mobility, sustainability and quality of life. ARCADIS develops, designs, implements, maintains and operates projects for companies and governments.

— Business Wire