Asset ManagerStefano Brugnolo
- Sector transport
- Vehicle Managed Account
- Investment Year 2016
- Status Invested
- Country Poland
- % Managed 85%
- Employees c.12
- Motorway Length 152km
AmberOne A1 forms an integral part of the European integrated road plan (EU TEN-T) and constitutes a key North-South corridor that connects the main Polish Baltic port cities of Gdansk and Gdynia with the Czech Republic, Austria and Slovenia to meet the Adriatic Sea.
The motorway passes through areas of Poland renowned for their natural beauty. GTC is continually monitoring the impact of AmberOne A1 on the local ecosystem and have introduced mitigating measures, such as improved fencing and water collection points.
GTC has built 177 animals passage tunnels with associated fences, to ensure the safety of motorway users and local wildlife, such as elk, wolves, wild boar and foxes.
- Poland’s economic stability and long-term macro-economic fundamentals are highly favourable. Poland was the only EU country to avoid recession through the 2008-2009 downturn
- Improvement of port and road infrastructure across the region, increase in motorisation rates and rising industrial production are expected to positively impact long-term structural traffic trends
- Situated in close proximity to the port cities of Gdansk and Gdynia, touristic coastal resorts and areas along the concession corridor that are experiencing above average population growth
- The concession was established and awarded as a PPP project and is backed by the Polish government
- The project, which was split across two phases, was constructed by Skanska and NDI. Phase 1 and Phase 2 were fully opened to traffic in 2008 and 2011, respectively
- During 2016, 11.9 million vehicles used Phase 1 of the motorway and 10.3 million Phase 2 in a closed tolling system which measures fees based on vehicle category and distance travelled