BULGARIA’s state-owned National Railway Infrastructure Company (NRIC) has signed a €154.7m, four-year agreement with Terna, a subsidiary of Gek Terna, Greece, to reconstruct and electrify a line in Western Bulgaria.

Terna will construct the track, catenary and structures for the 20.9km Dragoman - Petarch section of the line from Sofia to the Bulgarian-Serbian border, as well as designing and constructing the signalling and telecommunication systems for the 33km Dragoman - Petarch - Voluyak section of the line.

The Dragoman - Petarch project comprises civil works, including earthworks, the construction of bridges and overpasses, track laying and the construction of four railway stations, as well as electrification of the line.

The contract takes Gek Terna’s project backlog in Bulgaria to €3bn. The company has already completed the reconstruction and electrification of the Dimitrovgrad - Svilengrad line, and electrification and modernisation of the Kroumovo - Parvomai section of the Plovdiv - Svilengrad line.

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