Bechtel’s Kosovo Motorway Project Wins International Award

29 October 2012 LONDON

Project Team Recognized for Program Management Excellence

The Bechtel-Enka Kosovo Motorway project has won the program management award in the International Road Federation’s Global Road Achievement Awards 2012. The awards recognize best practices from leading road and highway projects around the world. They are designed to provide a road map for others to follow in continuously improving and advancing road development worldwide.

Kosovo’s Route 7 Motorway is a 63.4-mile (102-kilometer) dual carriage motorway, which will extend from Morinë at the southwest border with Albania to the north of Kosovo’s capital, Pristina. Since work began in 2010, Bechtel and its joint venture partner, Enka, have delivered and opened 26.4 miles (42.5 kilometers) of motorway from Morinë to the Dule interchange in Northern Kosovo, a year ahead of schedule and within budget. Upon completion in 2013, the Kosovo Motorway will serve as the centerpiece of Kosovo’s national transport system, helping to promote trade and economic development in Kosovo and throughout the region.

“We’re delighted to have won this prestigious award, which is a testament to the hard work and commitment of everyone involved on the Kosovo motorway project,” said Mike Mix, Bechtel-Enka project manager for the Kosovo Motorway.

Bechtel and Enka have successfully delivered several major infrastructure projects in the region including motorways in Albania, Croatia, and Turkey. They have completed more than 17,400 miles (28,000 kilometers) of highways and roads, 100 tunnels totaling 350 kilometers (217 miles) in length, and 25 major bridge projects.

The Bechtel-Enka team will receive the award at the IRF's Annual Awards Luncheon in January 2013 in Washington, D.C.