Concessions firm Vinci and asset manager Meridiam have won a Czech Republic public-private partnership (PPP) motorway contract.

The consortium has been named preferred bidder by the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Transport for the CZK16.5bn (€600m) PPP contract for the D4 motorway linking Příbram to Písek.

The project consists of designing, finance, build, operate and maintain a new 32km motorway and converting 17km of existing infrastructure into a dual two-lane carriageway. The contract is for 28 years, including 4 years of construction work.

The latest contract expands Vinci and Meridiam’s relationship. The French companies teamed up in October to develop the Nairobi-Nakuru-Mau Summit Highway in Kenya.

The duo also partners in a number of other transport infrastructure projects, such as the South Europe Atlantic high-speed rail line, and road-building projects in Germany, Slovakia and the UK.

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