Iron Gate on track for upgrade
26 June 2019
Two major public procurements within the project “The Upgrade of the Iron Gate I Navigational Lock” in Serbia, have been finalised. This marks a major milestone of the project which is co-funded by the European Commission through the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) programme.
1. The public procurement within the project “The Upgrade of the Iron Gate I Navigational Lock” for the execution of works, has been successfully finalised. The contract with the successful tenderer, with a value of EUR 27 Million excluding VAT, was signed on 30 January 2019, within the planned timeframe, by which a major milestone of the project is achieved.
2. The public procurement within the project, for the Supervision of Works, has also been successfully completed. The contract with the successful tenderer, with a value of EUR 1 Million excluding VAT, was signed on 18 March 2019, by which another major milestone of the project is accomplished.
For more information on the status and the technical progress, please visit the government website. As planned, the Serbian lock will be closed at the end of 2019, and re-opening is planned one year later. During the time of the closure of the Serbian lock only the Romanian lock will be available. The works aim at a significant increase of the reliability of the lock operation and a decrease in locking time.
The Republic of Serbia continues investments in inland waterways infrastructure in accordance to the strategic framework. At the moment, among other projects, the preparation of the project proposal for the project The Upgrade of the Iron Gate II Navigational Lock, is being prepared and will be submitted under one of suitable upcoming EU Calls for proposals.