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Michael Swinford Bechtel International Project Director, Autostrada Transilvania Friday 22 nd October 2010 Albanian Motorway Project A New Direction.

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1 Michael Swinford Bechtel International Project Director, Autostrada Transilvania Friday 22 nd October 2010 Albanian Motorway Project A New Direction

2 Albanian Motorway  Four-lane, 61 km motorway, stretching northeast from Rreshen in central Albania to Kalimash on the country's border with Kosovo  Integral part of the Durres to Morine route, currently the largest infrastructure project in the region  The project maximizes Albanian content in staffing, purchasing and subcontracting Overview 2

3 Albanian Motorway Route Tirana Reps Camp Thirre Camp Kukes Camp Tunnel 3

4 Albanian Motorway  The Project is being implemented as a fast-track process  The challenge is to complete this key infrastructure link in as short a time as possible  Full support of the Client  Team working with GRD  Serious engagement of Albanian institutions  Strong collaboration with the local community Project Key Features 4

5 Albanian Motorway  5.5 km long  Twin bores; 85 m 2 cross section  Drilling operations on both bores on both sides of the tunnel (i.e. 4 faces)  Drilling and blasting operations based on the New Austrian Tunnel Method (NATM)  2 and 3 boom drills used in the tunnel Volume of Works; Tunnel 5

6 Albanian Motorway  55.5 km of road alignment  Major quantities: Clearing and grubbing: 565 ha Excavation: 33 million m 3 Fill: 13 million m 3  Daily excavation approx 70,000 m 3  Major equipment includes: 3 crusher plants 6 concrete batch plants 250 trucks 70 excavators Volume of Works; Earthworks 6

7 Albanian Motorway  29 bridges in the design, 10 over 80 m high  4.4 km of bridge roadway  Beams: 40 m long, weighing 165 t each Placed by launchers or cranes  Structural concrete quantity: 365,000 m 3  Major equipment includes:  6 tower cranes  1 beam plant  6 concrete plants Volume of Works; Structures 7

8 Albanian Motorway  3,700 people employed at peak  2,500 Albanians  Training and expertise in all aspects of construction – safety, equipment, specialized software, construction techniques, procurement and contracting standards Employment & Training 8

9 Albanian Motorway  Size: Number of employees to peak at 3,700 Sheer quantities  Terrain: Geography – mountains, river valleys Material ranging from clay and gravel to rock  Remote location: Mobilization of people, camps, and equipment Status of existing local roads  Fast track completion schedule: Implementing a unit price contract with design being done in parallel with construction Major Challenges 9

10 Albanian Motorway  Project actively solicits subcontractor and supplier interest from Albanian companies  Selection factors: Safety and environmental protection practices Quality Experience and performance Financial stability Technical capability Price  Over 90% of Project’s material and subcontract commitments are with Albanian companies Subcontractors & Suppliers 10

11 Albanian Motorway  BEJV is a joint venture established in 1988 between two major EPC companies; U.S. Bechtel and Turkish ENKA  Engineering News Record: Bechtel: #1 US contractor since 1998 ENKA: 37 th on the list of top international contractors  Major motorway projects include:  Ankara-Gerede Motorway, Turkey ( )  Croatian Motorway Project, Croatia ( )  Autostrada Transilvania, Romania (2003-Present)  Kosovo Motorway Project, Kosovo (2009-Present) Bechtel ENKA JV 11

12 Albanian Motorway  Provides a vital connection within Albania and the region, linking the markets to the Adriatic port of Durres  Contributes to economic growth as Albania prepares for accession to the EU  Creates jobs through:  Direct hires  Subcontractors  Procurement of materials  Spurs short and long term economic development through:  New and expanded businesses  International investment  Increased trade and tourism Economic Development 12

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