The scale of road projects in the following years shall be determined by the rate of implementation of the “2014-2020 Programme of Construction of National Roads, with the Perspective by 2025”. From 2019 to 2020, the accumulated investments in the road construction may be expected, among others because many contracts executed in the “design and build” form shall enter the construction phase. Moreover, due to the low activity within the scope of announcing new proceedings in 2018, the value of contracts on general contracting signed in 2019 may be at a low level. On the other hand, in 2019 there will be probably an increased activity within the scope of tendering, however due to a long period from tendering to agreement signing, the majority of contracts will be concluded only in 2020. According to the list of tenders planned for the announcement published in January 2019, GDDKiA shall call in 2019 for tenders for works for 17 sections with a total length of 435 km, including several sections of the expressway S19 with a total length exceeding 170 km.
Inalterably, railway construction remains the prospective area of development from the point of view of a general contractor. According to the funding plan, updated in June 2018, for the “National Railway Programme by 2023”, a total value of projects completed from 2012 to 2015 by PKP PLK shall come to PLN 63.8 billion. Additionally, the reserve list includes 64 projects with the value of PLN 28 billion, the performance of which depends on generated savings. In two previous years, due to increasing costs and risks on railway contracts, many bids put forward in tenders exceeded the investor’s budget. According to the tender schedule for the year 2019 published by PKP PLK, calling for tenders under the KPK in 2019 should not go slower than in 2018.
If it is about hydraulic engineering, according to the project schedule concerning the Odra Waterway and Vistula Waterway, in 2020 the Ministry of Water Management and Inland Navigation will prepare the programme for development of waterways, which shall allow for a more credible assessment of this segment’s potential.
Recently, the energy construction segment has been maintaining a good growth rate as a result of progressive implementation of several large power plants with a total power of 5.8 GW. Several significant projects, including a power plant in the technology of the so-called clean coal at the Bogdanka mine, two new units with the power of 700 MW each in Zespół Elektrowni Dolna Odra and the coal power unit in Puławy are at the planning or tendering stage, Positive signals within the scope of the rate of implementation of a new investment programme come from the gas transmission market. In August 2018, Gaz-System commenced public consultations concerning the gas network development plan for the years 2020-2029. This plan assumed an increase in the network’s length by almost 3,800 km from 2020 to 2029.