Last Wednesday, the public company SEITTSA, under the Ministry of Public Works, assumed the operation and maintenance of the toll road M-12 Madrid-Barajas Airport.

 

SEITTSA prepares the relicitation of the toll roads in competition  

During the last six months, SEITTSA has tendered and awarded the following service contracts, necessary for the subsequent relicitation of the nine toll motorways in competition:

  1. preparation of the demand study and tariff scheme, awarded to Técnica y Proyectos, SA (TYPSA) on November 27, 2017 (execution period: 4 months).
  2. drafting of the bidding documents and economic-financial viability study, awarded to the UTE constituted by LRA Infrastructures Consulting, SL and LCA, SL on November 27, 2017 (execution period: 4 months).
  3. preparation of operational and legal due diligence, awarded to Deloitte Consulting, SL on February 1, 2018 (execution period: 2 months); Y
  4. property damage and liability / equity insurance, awarded to QBE Insurance (Europe) Ltd. (branch in Spain) at the beginning of February 2018 (execution period: until December 31, 2018).

Consequently, it is expected that, throughout this year 2018, SEITTSA will relicite the contracts corresponding to the nine toll motorways in tender, whose traffic, according to sources from the Ministry of Public Works, registered an increase of 8.6% at the close of 2017. In addition, the first three motorways to be taken over by SEITTSA (ie, R-4 Madrid-Ocaña, R-2 Madrid-Guadalajara and AP-36 Ocaña-La Roda), have recorded an increase in traffic between 4.08% and 9.63% during the months of January and February 2018.

Reverts to the State, the toll road that gives access to Terminal 4 of the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, after the Commercial Court No. 2 of Madrid approved the liquidation plan of the concession company.

Thus, with this, there are already six toll roads in competition that passes directly to manage the State Company of Land Transport Infrastructure (SEITTSA), a public entity under the Ministry of Development: the R-4 Madrid-Ocaña, which was assumed the past 21 February (see alert here ), the R-2 Madrid-Guadalajara that assumed SEITTSA on March 1 (see alert here ), the AP-36 Ocaña-La Roda that manages the entity since last March 15 (see warning here ), the sections of the AP-7 Cartagena-Vera and the Circunvalación de Alicante, from April 1 (see alert here ) and, since last Wednesday, the M-12 Madrid-Barajas Airport.

The Ministry of Public Works plans to take over the next two days, as in the previous cases, through SEITTSA, the other two toll motorways that have entered the liquidation phase of the creditors' meeting, namely: the R-3 Madrid-Arganda and the R-5 Madrid-Navalcarnero. The remaining toll motorway (the AP-41 Madrid-Toledo), which has not yet reached the settlement stage, will be joined to all of them.