Two remain for Belgian tram

The Walloon government has received two offers for the Liege tram PPP.

Société Régionale Wallonne du Transport has confirmed to Partnerships Bulletin that it has received offers from the Mobiliège 2.0 team (led by Alstom and Bam) and the Tram’ardent group (led by CAF, Colas and DIF).

Analysis of the offers is in progress. The deal is to reach financial close in autumn 2018, with an award decision expected in the summer.

The authority shortlisted three teams in October 2016, including a consortium of Skoda, Vinci, CFE, Meridiam and ETF.

The European Investment Bank approved a finance package of €210m in July for the €558m project.

The project consists of the construction of the first tramway line in Liege. It includes the construction of 21 stations and a new depot and the acquisition of trams. It is part of a range of measures initially identified in the municipality's mobility plan. The project is being procured via a design-build-finance-maintain agreement.