ENGINEERING CHALLENGE - shqip
– 102 KM motorway running through 6 important regions
– International standard design speed of 120 KM per hour
– Motorway modernizes the existing road network to comply with international standards
The project is broken down into 9 Sections, going from the border of
Albanian at Vermice to the North of Pristina.
To take advantage of the M9 current infrastructure upgrade from a two
lane to a four-lane road (to be completed by 2011), the Route 7 Motorway
will defer Section 6 and utilize the M9 to reduce the overall initial project costs.
The motorway will be a two dual-lane carriageway designed to International
standards and specifications, with a design speed of 120 km/hr throughout
most of the motorway.
The alignment is based off the 2006 preliminary design with additional
optimization to reduce project costs by diverting around the mountainous region,
which eliminates the need for tunneling and additional large structures.
LOCAL CONTENT - shqip
The success of the Bechtel-Enka Joint Venture (BEJV) comes from its people.
We are a global company with members who strive to add value to everything we do.
We appreciate the vital role that each one of us has in meeting client
expectations on the world’s toughest projects.
We have in our team talented, qualified, and motivated people that joinet us
to build the Kosovo Motorway – Kosovo’s most important infrastructure project.
We pride ourselves as an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications
of all qualified candidates regardless of race, language, religion, sex, ethnic
group, national origin, color, or physical disabilities.
BEGP’S ROLE - shqip
Bechtel and Enka are among the largest construction companies and are well
known for delivering challenging projects around the world.
Working together as an integrated team, the Bechtel-Enka Joint Venture (BEJV)
has successfully completed projects across Europe and Asia over several decades.
The BEJV has completed over 28,000 kilometers of highways and roads, 100 tunnels
totaling 350 km in length, and 25 major bridge projects.
The BEJV is engaged in and has completed key motorway projects in the region
in some of the most difficult terrain:
Albanian Motorway 61 km of a four-lane motorway with a 5.5 km tunnel
Romanian Motorway 412 km four-lane motorway
Croatian Motorway 156 km four-lane motorway
Ankara-Gerede Motorway 228 km six and eight-lane motorway
Bechtel is among the world’s premier engineering, construction, and project management
companies. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 22,000 projects
in 140 countries and all seven continents. Bechtel is a global leader in developing,
managing, and constructing civil infrastructure, from highway, airport, and rail systems
to regional development programs. Today, its 49,000 professional and craft employees
are teamed with customers, partners, and suppliers on hundreds of projects in nearly
50 countries. For more information about Bechtel visit www.bechtel.com.
Enka is the largest Turkish construction and engineering company, and one of the largest
in the world. Enka has enjoyed 50 years of successful projects in Europe, Africa, and Asia.
For more information about Enka visit www.enka.com.
BEJV will construct the motorway in sections and use its fast-track construction techniques
to provide a completed motorway from Morine to the north junction of Pristina. BEJV is
committed to meeting the highest of standards with regards to both safety and quality in the
construction of the works.
Environmental, Safety & Health Program
BEJ V believe in a Zero Accident philosophy, and believe that every person who works on the
Project has the right to finish their day at work in the same healthy condition in which they started.
BEJV is focused on employing local manual workers and has developed a training program which will
develop both ES&H knowledge and skill level, Workers are encouraged to not only embrace the Safety
culture themselves but to assist their friends and colleagues in ensuring that the Kosovo Motorway
Project is a safe place to work.
In end of March more then 2500 workers were employed on the project, of which over 70% are from
the local area. During the spring of 2011 the number of employees will increase dramatically in
order to support the construction schedule. Workers who get the opportunity to work for and with
BEJV will benefit from;
– ES&H training to develop knowledge and awareness which will last a life time
– Transfer of knowledge from foreign skilled workers
– Experience working on a Fast-Tracked Mega Project which will benefit the entire Nation and its people.
BEJV have a comprehensive Quality Program in place and strive to perform work “right the first time,
every time”. The program ensures that employees throughout the team are trained and aware of what they
have to do in order to meet the Project’s standards and specifications.
By working safely, and effectively with regards to quality BEJV will meet the target schedule.