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Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland Advises Nokia Solutions and Networks on Tender for PKP PLK

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland Advises Nokia Solutions and Networks on Tender for PKP PLK


Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland has advised Nokia Solutions and Networks Sp. z oo on the establishment of a consortium in connection with the tender procedure for PKP PLK concerning the construction of the ERTMS/GSM-R system of railway lines in Poland.

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland describes the "multi-billion-dollar investment" as "one of the key modernization projects on the Polish railways and one of the largest investments of this type on the Polish market."

According to Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland, "the subject of the offer was the design, delivery, and execution of all necessary works and construction works for the implementation of more than 13 thousand GSM-R network railways in Poland as a dedicated wireless digital communication system. The offer submitted by a consortium of companies [consisting of] Nokia Solutions and Networks, SPC-1 (subsidiary Wasko), SPC-2 (subsidiary Pozbudu T & R), and SPC-3 (subsidiary Hercules) was chosen as the best bidder by the ordering party on October 25, 2017. Its value is PLN 2.27 billion net."

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland advised Nokia Solutions and Networks on issues related to the creation of the consortium, negotiations and agreements with potential partners, and the preparation of a tender. The firm's team was led by Managing Partner Tomasz Zalewski and included Of Counsel Julita Hoffmann, Senior Associate Anna Ochocka, Associate Natalia Burchardt, and Junior Associate Monika Zuzaniuk.

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