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Issue 5 2010 / 17 September 2010 /
1 June 2009 marks the day, exactly 12 months after the international Public-Private Partnership (PPP) tender for the Poceirão–Caia high-speed rail line (HSRL) was launched, when best and final offers were in and the procedure which would lead to a successful financial close on 8 May 2010 was initiated.
The de-grouping from the value chain which underlies the proposed business model for the high-speed network (HSN) project in Portugal led to a single international public tender request in the form of a PPP (public-private partnership), under the name of ‘HSN Signalling and Telecommunication Concession (HSN S&T Concession)’. The aim of this concession is to contract, within a public works concession, the design, installation, maintenance and provision of the S&T systems for the HSN project over a period of 20 years. The model selected is thought to be the most favourable for the development of this project as it allows performance and the guarantee of compliance with deadlines to be combined with reduced risk but with quality of service and competitiveness.
On 2 June 2008, the launch of the international call for tenders for the Poceirão-Caia Public-Private Partnership rail infrastructure concession took place, which will be part of the high-speed line from Lisbon to Madrid.
RAVE is a company that develops and co-ordinates the projects and studies that are necessary to facilitate decision-making in the context of planning, constructing, financing and operating a high-speed rail network that is to be established in continental Portugal along with its planned connections to the high-speed railway network in Spain.
By decision of the Portuguese Government, a High Speed Transportation System shall be developed which offers both international high-speed and national high-speed train services (passenger and freight) accommodating the increasing requirements for cross-border mobility and which contributes to the strengthening of the economic position and social cohesion, in particular between neighbouring regions of Portugal and Spain.