Austria’s Strabag Építő Zrt. has been awarded a HUF 17.487 billion (EUR 51.352 million) contract for the four-lane development of a 2.2 km road to the BMW plant in Debrecen. The value for the development of the infrastructure had previously been estimated at slightly more than half, at 9.511 billion forints.
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According to Napi.hu, the result of the open tender has already been published by the deciding authority, NIF Nemzeti Infrastruktúra Fejlesztő Zrt. in the EU Gazette of Public Procurement. Now, Strabag’s task is to widen a section of the main road, No. 33, by two lanes. This is where the German automotive plant will be located.
The item of infrastructure development, i.e. how much it would cost to build, was estimated earlier, but it was “only” expected to cost 9.511 billion forints.
Recently, the Hungarian company Duna Aszfalt Zrt. was awarded the contract for the construction of the western border road and associated bike lanes, stormwater drainage, sewage, water supply, and communication network at a price of 1.772 billion forints (net), which are also connected with the BMW plant in Debrecen, reports Napi.hu.
BMW plant in Debrecen to produce 150,000 cars annually
The BMW project will be made with more than 1 billion euros and will receive a state subsidy from the Hungarian government in the amount of 12.3 billion forints. The plant, which will be built on an area the size of 560 soccer fields, is expected to create more than a thousand new jobs.
The BMW Group is building its first plant for the “New Class” model generation here. Electric vehicles are expected to start rolling off the line there in the middle of the decade, with engineers “designing them to meet the characteristics of pure electric drive,” according to a company press release. They also said the current construction phase will open up new career opportunities, focusing on areas such as human resources, facilities management, finance, and procurement. Job postings will be continuously published on the BMW Group Debrecen plant’s careers page.
Sources: Napi.hu, BMW.hu
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