• The contract was awarded with the approval of Renfe Mercancías's Board of Directors
  • The announcement of the tender offer with negotiation was made in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) in July

Renfe Mercancías's Board of Directors has awarded Slovak company Tatravagónka with a contract for the supply of 149 carriages and the corresponding fleet parts, for a total value of €39.1 million. The contract was awarded in two lots of a tender offer with negotiation within the context of the EU's Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan – NextGenerationEU, which will partially fund it, with €14.5 million.

The tender offer kicked off in June, sending the announcement for the tender offer to the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), after which the call for participants was published on the Public Sector Procurement platform. Slovak company Tatravagónka became the successful bidder and was awarded with the contract. Moreover, the company will have a period of 22 months to supply both lots.

Of the total number of carriages to be acquired by Renfe Mercancías, one of the lots is made up of seventy-four 60" container carriages (SGNSS type) while the other is made up of seventy-five semi-trailer carriages (SDGGMRSS type), which will be used to transport goods. The company aims to expand, upgrade and diversify its mobile fleet, in addition to offering more efficient, faster and safer rail freight transport services.

The investment for the supply of the system is included in the context of the government's Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, covered by the NextGenerationEU instrument, which will fund the acquisition of these carriages. NextGenerationEU aims to provide support to sustainable transport and is in line with Renfe Mercancías's commitment to improving the productivity and quality of service for its main clients.