Metrotrace, a group of companies comprising Trace Group Hold, SB Engineering and Trace Sofia, is one of the of the candidates that have submitted an offer in the procedure for the construction of the second metro diameter in Sofia.
Another public company will also take part in the procedure in alliance with other partners. This is Moststroy, which has submitted an offer jointly with Hochtief and Glavbolgarstroy.
The remaining five candidates include Turkey's Dogus, Stanilov EOOD, Spain's Obrascon-Huarte-Lain and FCC Construction and Geotechmin. The name of the eighth participant in the procedure was not immediately clear.
The number of the submitted bids was announced by Stoyan Bratoev, executive director of Metropolitаn EAD. Media representatives, however, were not allowed during the opening of the bids.
The commission, that will select the successful candidate, will review the bids. It will continue to be in session behind closed doors and after the documents are assessed the selected candidates will be notified on the opening of the financial offers.
The second metro-diameter will link the Nadezhda road junction with the Central Railway Station, St Nedelya Sq., the National Palace of Culture (NDK) and Cherni Vrah blvd. The stretch will have a total of seven metro stations.
Photo: Stoyan Bratoev, executive director of Metropoliten EAD (Profit.bg)