Metro project interest.
Four bidders have expressed interest in a tender for a 1.45-billion-euro project to expand the Athens metro, stateowned Attiko Metro said yesterday. The interested investors are Greek contractor GEK Terna in a consortium with France’s Vinci and Siemens; J&P Avax with Italy’s Ghella and France’s Alstom; Greek construction firm Aktor with Hitachi Rail Italy; and Spain’s FCC with Archirodon and Mytilineos. Attiko Metro will complete a short list of potential contractors by the end of the year. Short-listed investors will then have to submit technical and financial bids for the project, which will be co-financed by European funds and loans by the European Investment Bank. Construction of the 13kilometer expansion is expected to