Rehabilitation and Signalization of Irmak-Karabük-Zonguldak Railway Line Location – Turkey

1. Publication reference


2. Procedure


3. Programme

Multi-annual operational programme “Transport” for Community assistance from the Instrument of Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) for the Regional Development Component in Turkey

4. Financing

IPA budget item 13 05 02 of the General Budget of the EC and National Contribution

5. Contracting Authority

Central Finance and Contracts Unit (CFCU)

6. Description of the contract

This contract will comprise of the reconstruction of the existing 415 km single track railway line with unchanged alignment and optimization of the track layout with installation of a new signaling system on the railway line.

The works under the contract which will be implemented as per FIDIC Contract Conditions for Plant and Design-Build (Yellow Book) will cover:

– Rehabilitation of permanent way including installation of sub-structure layer with adequate carrying capacity/proper drainage, substitution of superstructure (ballast, rails and sleepers), rehabilitation of civil structures , rehabilitation of retaining walls and protection against landslides and debris flows on slopes

– Optimization of the track layout including re-opening of some stations which are temporarily closed, installation, extension, re-arrangement or dismantling of some sidings, tracks and turnouts

– Establishment of ETCS (European Train Control System) level one (1) along the railway line with installation of an electronic signalling system including installation of new level crossing equipment and telecommunication facilities, adaptation of the existing signalling system in Irmak station, and installation of a new dispatching centre in Karabük.

7. Indicative number and titles of lots


8. Scheduled publication date of the procurement notice

4th Quarter of 2010

9. Other information


10. Legal basis

Council Regulation (EC) No 1085/2006 of 17 July 2006 establishing an instrument for pre-accession assistance (IPA)


Source :CFCU

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