Albanian Railways Project

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Invitation for pre-qualification

Issue date:

25 Apr 2018

Closing date:

31 May 2018   at  12:00   Local time



Albania / Shqiperi

Albanian Railways Project


Invitation for Prequalification

Rehabilitation of the Durres - Tirana Railway Line and construction of a New Railway Line to Tirana International Airport.


This Invitation for Prequalification follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the EBRD website, Project Procurement Notices ( on 10.10.2017.

Procurement Ref.: 8848-GPN-48466.

Albanian Railways (Hekurudha Shqiptare sh.a. “HSH”), hereinafter referred to as “the Client”, intends using part of the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, hereinafter referred to as “the Bank”, towards the cost of Rehabilitation of the Durres - Tirana Railway Line and construction of a New Railway Line to Tirana International Airport.

The Client intends prequalifying firms and consortia to tender for the following contract(s), here­inafter referred to as “the Contract”, to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan:

The Tirana – Durres (single) line is at present the busiest section of the Albanian railway network, providing connection of the capital of the country with Durres, the second larger Albanian city, as well with the port of Durres, the major maritime gate of the country to Europe and the rest of the world.

Built in 1951 and rehabilitated in 1996 the Tirana – Durres line comprises the most modern superstructure of the network.

The railway runs through mainly plain terrain, with hilly regions located in the wider Vore area and in Rrashbull featuring in general comfortable geometric characteristics with large radius curves and mild profile slopes for most of its’ development (500m minimum horizontal curve radius and vertical curve radii in excess of 10.000m) which after improvements on the condition of the track and safety issues, would allow train speeds of at least 100 km/h, ideal for regional or suburban passenger rail traffic.

The new (single) line to Tirana International Airport begins at the 27th Km of the Durres - Tirana line by means of triangular at grade rail intersection and terminates within the fence of the Tirana International Airport, in close proximity with the airports' terminal, by means of a central platform terminal station.



Subject of this contract is:

  • The rehabilitation of the Durres - Tirana Public Transport Terminal (PTT) railway line, starting at KP 0-640 at the head of existing Durres Station Platform until the end of the new Tirana PTT station at KP 32+680.
  • The construction of a new railway line to Tirana International Airport, with a total length of approximately 5.7km.

This Works Contract, which will not be subdivided into lots, consists of the following main ele­ments:


  • Earth works:


  • Excavation

700.000 m³

  • Embankments

300.000 m3

  • Rail replacement and re-ballasting:

43 km

  • New tracks incl. ballasting:

14.5 km

  • No. of platforms:

15 pcs

  • Civil structures  


  • Bridges:


  • Major bridges subject to rehabilitation

5 pcs

  • New major bridges

3 pcs

  • Small bridges subject to rehabilitation

2 pcs

  • Culverts

83 pcs

  • Retaining walls and other:

    40 pc



  • Road works for the reinstatement of the local road network


  • Signaling and telecommunication:

58.5 km

  • At grade Automatic Half Barrier road crossings

19 pcs

  • At grade signalized pedestrian crossings

5 pcs

  • Interlocking System

1 pcs

  • Railway Stations (Control Areas)

7 pc      

  • Detail design study for Signaling and Telecom implementation




Envisaged time for construction: 30 months from commencement


Prequalification and tendering for contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank is open to firms and joint ventures of firms from any country.


Prequalification documents may be obtained from the office at the address below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of EURO 100.00 (one hundred) or equivalent in a convertible currency. 


Payments shall be made by bank transfer to the following accounts:



Bank:                                       AMERICAN BANK OF INVESTMENT S.A. (BRANCH 009)

Account N° (IBAN/Euo):         AL97210120990000000001472460

Swift Code:                             EMPOALTR  

Bank Adress:                          Street “Tregtare, Nr. 48, Durres, Albania

Tel:                                          +355 52 900 496

Fax:                                         +355 52 230 753

Upon receipt of appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee, the documents will promptly be dispatched by courier; however, no liability can be accepted for their loss or late delivery.


If requested, the documents can be dispatched electronically in PDF format free of charge.


The prequalification documents must be duly completed and delivered to the address below, on or before 31.05.2018, 12:00h local timeDocuments which are received late may be rejected and returned unopened.


Interested firms may obtain further information from, and inspect and acquire the prequalification documents at the following office:










Adress: Lagjia nr.3, Egnatia Street, Durres, Albania

Tel. number: +355 522 22037

Fax number: +355 522 22037

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