21
Sun, Apr
19 New Articles

WKB Assists MPK Poznan on Electric Bus Acquisition and Installation of Charging Infrastructure

WKB Assists MPK Poznan on Electric Bus Acquisition and Installation of Charging Infrastructure

Poland
Typography

Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr has supported Miejskie Przedsiebiorstwo Komunikacyjne w Poznaniu on its agreement with Solaris Bus & Coach to have Solaris manufacture and supply 21 electric-powered low-floor buses and an agreement with Ekoenergetyka-Polska Sp. z o.o. for the installation of charging infrastructure for Poznań’s electric public transport system.

MPK Poznan concluded two separate public procurement contracts worth a total of approximately PLN 86 million in pursuit of the goals of the project: one worth approximately PLN 74 million with Solaris Bus & Coach for the supply of the electric-powered busses, and one worth over PLN 12 million with Ekoenergetyka-Polska for the installation of the charging infrastructure.

According to WKB, "replacing the current fleet of fossil-fuel burning vehicles with zero-emission buses will reduce the burden of air pollution on the entire Poznan metropolitan area. It will also be the first step towards the full implementation of the objectives imposed on MPK Poznan by the Act on Electromobility and Alternative Fuels."

WKB reports that it "supported MPK Poznan in the implementation of the project, both at the drafting stage of the relevant documentation and in conducting the contract award procedures, as well as throughout the process of selecting the most advantageous offer and an audit carried out by the Public Procurement Office, which confirmed the correctness of all decisions taken by MPK Poznan. It was an innovative venture that required tackling entirely new legal challenges resulting from the Act on Electromobility and Alternative Fuels."

The firm's Public Procurement team was led by Senior Partner Jan Rolinski, working with Counsel Agnieszka Chwialkowska and Associate Jaroslaw Kola. Counsel Marta Midloch provided assistance with respect to the agreement for the installation of charging infrastructure for the electric public transport system, Partner Maciej Szambelanczyk advised on all energy-related issues, and Counsel Sergiusz Urban provided environmental-protection related advice.

Poland Knowledge Partner

Established in 1957, Wolf Theiss is one of the leading European law firms in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe with a focus on international business law. With 300 lawyers in 13 offices located in Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine, Wolf Theiss represents local and international industrial, trade and service companies, as well as banks and insurance companies. Combining law and business, Wolf Theiss develops comprehensive and constructive solutions on the basis of legal, fiscal and business know-how.

All News about, and Legal Analysis by, Wolf Theiss can be found here.

Firm's website: http://www.wolftheiss.com/

 

Our Latest Issue