The five investors that submitted offers for the construction and operation of the Craiova – Pitesti expressway/motorway, respectively an association of Romanian companies and four investors from abroad, have been pre-selected in the competitive dialogue procedure for awarding the concession contract. The procedure is jointly organised by the Department for infrastructure projects and CNADNR. The offers pertaining to the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of the Craiova – Pitesti expressway/motorway were open on May 8, at the head office of CNADNR. The Romanian consortium comprises the companies Spedition UMB and Tehnostrade, controlled by businessman Dorinel Umbrarescu, and Vectra Service, controlled by businessman Marcel Butuza. The foreign associations that submitted offers are Obrascon Huarte Lain – OHL ZS from Spain, China Communications Construction Company – Dogus Insaat Ve Ticaret (Turkey) – Egis Projects (France), Strabag (Austria) – Vinci (France) – Aktor (Greece) and Impregilo – Salini from Italy.