Transtejo launches €57M tender for 10 electric Tagus River ferries

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 28-01-2020 14:14:00 · 0 Comments

Tagus River Ferry company, Transtejo will launch on Tuesday an international tender for the acquisition of ten electrically powered ferries for the river crossing between the South Bank and Lisbon, in an investment of €57 million.

The tender will be launched on Tuesday, through the publication of notices in the Official Gazette and the Official Journal of the European Union.

The delivery of the new "100% electric" vessels should take place "between 2022 and 2024”.

"This solution corresponds with the strategy for climate change and with the objectives set for the goals of decarbonization of society”.

This is an investment of around €57 million and is due to the need to "carry out the fleet renewal process," which remains unchanged after "the extinction of the previous tender procedure.

In February 2019, an ordinance was published in Diário da República authorizing the tender for the acquisition of ten ships for Transtejo, in an investment of €90 million, which foresaw the arrival of three ships in 2021.

However, this procedure was eventually annulled in December of last year, due to the "failure of the bidders to demonstrate compliance with the technical capacity requirements," said the Secretary of State for Mobility, Eduardo Pinheiro to the Jornal de Negócios.

Transtejo ensures river connections between Seixal, Montijo, Cacilhas and Trafaria/Porto Brandão to Lisbon.


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