Construction output has been on the rise in spite of the global crisis. The sector grew by 3.7 per cent in 2009, mainly due to infrastructure projects.
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Characteristics of the market:
n Construction output has been on the rise in spite of the global crisis. The sector
grew by 3.7 per cent in 2009, mainly due to infrastructure projects.
n Poland?s allocation of ?37.6bn of European Funding, together with projects in the
cities due to host the EURO 2012 Football Championships, have been the main drivers
for infrastructure development. This will remain the case for a number of years.
n The largest infrastructure projects are in road construction: 710 km of roads are
now under construction and over 900 km of roads are yet to be constructed, under
the latest contracts signed for a total value of ?8.5bn.
n The boom in sports infrastructure continues (construction of EURO 2012 stadiums,
numerous local stadiums, sports fields and local playgrounds across the country).
n ?4.8bn euro has been allocated by the EU for environmental projects, including
the construction of water and sewage infrastructure and waste management
n The Polish power sector has suffered from chronic under-investment in the
past and is now planning substantial modernisation and investments worth an
Where are the opportunities at
n Construction and modernisation of motorways and
expressways (est. ?6.1bn) and modernisation of
railways (est. ?650m).
n Construction of new airport terminals, runways and
taxiways (projects worth ?0.5bn).
n Modernisation of the power sector ? large
investments are planned to increase the power
generation capacity and develop transmission
systems. The period from 2014 to 2016 will see the
most rapid growth, with the commissioning of new
8,000-10,000 MW power-generating units.
n A huge investment programme by Polish State
What can UK businesses offer to the
Railways (PKP) to modernise or renovate 40 railway
stations at an estimated cost of ?245m.
n Construction of stadiums and sports facilities (over
?1bn n Products and applied technologies in infrastructure to be spent on EURO 2012 stadiums alone).
n (sports, transport) Development of the hotel and leisure infrastructure,
n Solutions for energy efficiency and eco-building
including expansion by existing hotel chains.
n n Products used in power sector construction More focus on the environmental aspects of
construction n Expertise in sustainable development (construction and the first sustainable buildings with
BREAM and eco-towns). /LEED certification.
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