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• DO-ers Act in AKTOR
• New Workers' Village
• Doha Metro: a Gold Line in the
Heart of Doha
cOnSTRUcTIOn cASE STUdy
• Ali Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Arena,
a State of the Art Project
• AKTOR Qatar FM Team:
Meet the Reds
• Mechanical Biological
Treatment Plant of Sofia
• International Distinctions for
Connecting the Past to the
AKTOR is its People, every one and all of them. A Community of skilled, inspired,
creative, innovative DO-ers.
Ali Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Arena, Gold Line Doha Metro, the Hamad International
Airport, the brand new Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) plant in Bulgaria,
are state-of-the-art achievements.
Exceptional know-how, precious experience, hands-on hard-work, commitment
to excel, respect to ELLAKTOR, AKTOR SA, & AKTOR Qatar path of successful
deliverables, sound aspiration, motivate and galvanize this multinational and
My dear Colleagues, the publication
of our second Newsletter coincides
with the celebration of the 2nd de-
cade of AKTOR activities in the Ara-
bian Peninsula (United Arab Emir-
ates, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar).
During the first decade, AKTOR en-
hanced its presence, having deliv-
ered remarkable, large scale quality
Projects with respect to the require-
ments and expectations of its distin-
At the same time, AKTOR continues
to improve its internal structure,
management procedures, and con-
trol systems, to strict terms and
specifications that shape the actual
competitive environment in Con-
Moreover, AKTOR enriched its Human
Capital with exceptional multi-na-
tional Professionals, apt and eager
to accomplish arduous and complex
Today, AKTOR as heir and vector of
salient experience in the region, is
considered as a key Construction
player, efficient, creative, and re-
sponsive to every challenge.
Furthermore, AKTOR’s leading role
in the design and build of the Gold
Line Metro in Doha, unveiled new
perspectives in its dynamic pres-
ence and activity in Qatar as well as
in the entire Gulf Region.
However, our efforts, our dreams,
our Projects are not limited to these
We are, You all are, adroit, confident,
resourceful, talented, avid to reach
new peaks, and attain noble profes-
Today and during our challenging,
promising and rewarding future.
AKTOR S.A. Executive Director
International acknowledgement is a fact: according to Deloitte’s European Powers
of Construction report 2014, ELLAKTOR SA rank 42 among all European counter-
parts, 3 places higher than 2013.
In addition, ELLAKTOR ranks 140 among 250 International Contractors, accord-
ing to prestigious ENR 2015 report (156 in 2014).
Our adventurous journey to outstanding results, already count several decades.
For each one of us in AKTOR, every day, every Project, every new assignment is a
call to action, a constantly renewed starting line, a peak to conquer.
And we go on!
The Gold Line Metro Project is one of AKTOR major Projects,
perhaps the most demanding.
Leader of ALYSJ Joint Venture, a unique team of dependable,
experienced, devoted professionals, we share our vision of
quality deliverables and success, actively participating in
the fulfilment of Qatar National Vision 2030.
At the end of August, ALYSJ Joint Venture marked two re-
• TBM S920 entered Joaan Station, the first Gold Line
station in Doha.
• Qatar Rail received a Guinness World Record for the
simultaneous operation of 21 TBMs in a single Project.
During the 4th Transport Conference in Qatar (14-16/9), Qatar
Rail Managing Director Eng. Abdulla Abdulaziz T. al Subaie
stated that “the country and the rail company have achieved
a major milestone by breaking the Guinness World Record for
the largest number of tunnel boring machines (TBMs) oper-
ating simultaneously in 21 locations in the same city (…) 50
percent of the 113-kilometer long tunneling works for Doha
Metro has been completed”, he said, and concluded “I would
like to thank all the concerned parties and stakeholders who
continuously seek to overcome the obstacles and difficulties
for the success of the Doha Metro project”.
ALYSJ Joint Venture operates 6 of the 21 TBMs and this rare
international recognition is a stunning achievement for all
Partners. A compelling peak we reached, our next personal
and collective Citius, Altius, Fortius.
Nevertheless, this Guinness Record is not detached from a
canvas of ALYSJ JV achievements.
Due to this tremendous collective effort, TBM S920 entered
Joaan Station on the 30th of August.
It was a stirring moment for all and every one of us in AK-
TOR: committed to success, respectful to the State and So-
ciety of Qatar, we confirmed our competence to design and
Within this process, high quality and safety standards are
applied to every operation; hence ALYSJ JV has more than
10.000.000 man hours worked without a reportable incident.
And this KPI is the most important than any other, under-
lining ALYSJ JV efforts to guarantee employee safety, re-iter-
ate its duty to offer secure working conditions to the entire
workforce, and instill a common safety culture throughout
the Project, even under tight deadlines and tough weather
“What we have achieved during the last months in Gold line is
magnificent. But it is just a benchmark attained, due to clear
goals, confidence in our human capital, pioneer engineering,
solid management, transparent, though consistent, organiza-
tion, artistry and respect to our contractual responsibilities”,
says John Tsimekis Tunnel Construction Manager.
“No, I am not an Engineer. I am a mineralogist, a lyrics writer,
a composer, a father, a teammate, a comrade in every battle,
laborious works, complex Projects, grueling deliverables”,
every end, because every tunnel has an end and it’s bright.
But I am not alone when working underground. My people,
my team, friends who are more than colleagues, mark world
records and remain humble. Those meticulous women and
men, coming from different countries and cultures, share
the same vision, and deserve appreciation but never ask for
it, re-affirm teamwork in every stage and stake of our work,
and keep rolling!
And this is what matters; this is what makes me proud of
that team; this is my breath in the heart of each tunnel, an
inspiration to go deeper. For them. With them.”
T. al Subaie (center) with Qatar Rail’s Management Team receiving the
Guinness World Records certificate
Below Top Right Image Demina Masoula, PhD, Communications
Manager, welcomes Minister of Transport H. E. Jassim Saif Ahmed Al
"…though I never stop, until I fade away.
to make new dreams from every beginning"
members of the Tunnel dream-Team.
gOld lInE FAcTS September 2015
of the full tunnel length
mining & ring building in 24h
from a single TBM
Monthly output, August 2015:
The total plot area for the Project site is approximately
45,000 m². The Project site consists of three buildings, (1)
Main Arena Building with two Warm Up Halls, (2) Microwave
Tower, and (3) Cooling Tower; two number of storm water
tanks, site landscaping (soft and hardscape), internal roads
around the building and shell retail outlets.
One of the major challenges in such fast track project was to
make sure that the rest of the building construction activities
like the masonry and MEP works as well the façade installa-
tion will not be affected by the steel structure erection.
The optimum erection sequence was selected for the erec-
tion of the main bridge of the steel roof. Specifically, the
truss was assembled at ground level and then strand jacked
in order to avoid the construction of a working platform at
35m high and this in the purpose to increase the safety of
the site workers and to achieve the required construction
quality with respect to the construction schedule.
The weight of the main truss is around 500 tons, in order to
expedite the erection it was dived into three elements:
• Middle truss of Main Bridge with a weight of 260 tons,
assembled on GF inside the arena, lifted in position
with the hydraulic jacks, once lifted the main truss was
bolted/welded to the supporting structure.
• South and North elements of Main Bridge with a weight
of 145 tons each, erected on place with the use of cranes
at the fifth floor level of the building, prior of the center
The main bridge structure had to be lifted at a height of
approximately 35mtr using a set of heavy duty hydraulic
Jacks mounted over jacking beams supported onto the two
set of lifting towers.
During this lifting, the main bridge had to pass through areas
where the permanent structure, levels #1 to #3 were partially
constructed, where relatively large box outs were left. This
resulted to the extensive use of heavy duty back-propping
at those slabs to withstand the loss in concrete mass and in-
crease the building structure against the enforced stressing
as resulted the main truss erection.
The construction of the remaining concrete slabs commenced
as soon as the main bridge was lifted and secured into place.
Secondary steel members’ erection activities have sequen-
tially commenced from the moment that bridge truss was
secured and locked in place, secondary steel trusses erec-
tion, steel purlins and cantilever steel.
The VSL strand lifting jacks are installed on temporary lift-
ing frame on the towers and higher than the final level of
the Steel trusses. The truss was lifted from 4 points, 2 per
each side. The operator was able to activate all the 4 points
simultaneously as well as a single point based on the load
distribution and the conditions during the lift-off operation.
cOnSTRUcTIOn cASE STUdy
Ali Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Arena,
a State of the Art Project
dOHA – QATAR
Leveling sensors were installed along the truss in order to
control the horizontality during entire lifting operation.
During the lift off, the truss was initially lifted off from the
temporary ground supports by around 20 cm only in order
to check the system.
Technical Office Manager / Athanassios Peidis, QA/QC Manager /
Vassilis Karagkounakis, Project Manager / Georgia Liakopoulou, MEP
Manager / Faidon Vaklavas, Construction Manager
“It was a real challenge for my team and me”, says Vas-
silis Karagkounakis, Ali Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Arena
Multipurpose Hall Project Manager.
Having spent most of his career path in the Middle
East, he considers Ali Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Arena as
a major integrated Project, designed, built and deliv-
ered by AKTOR. As a PADI Certified Open Water Diver,
Vassilis knew that Qatari desert would be his unchar-
tered deep waters to discover and tame. Certified with
GSAS 4stars, Ali Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Arena is one of
the Projects he is proud of: “the entire range of trades
were applied, though many services and works were
fully customized, for a demanding and sometimes, un-
predictable though respectful, Client. What I want to
do next: a hospital”, he says.
“Because medical equipment is very delicate to treat,
but mostly, because it is extremely subtle and complex
to match Construction to Health, exciting and tough to
guarantee a better quality of life to people, men, wom-
en, children that suffer pain”.
He is up everyday at 4. Because he wants to be at “his” site
before all. To prepare job allocations and tasks. To check
proper functionality, safety, infrastructure of the site. To say
good morning to the People of the Site.
John Neratzis, 64, believes that good work needs to be
worked, without watching your watch, with respect to every
man and woman, regardless of their nationality, age, de-
grees. “Everything is a matter of respect. If you seek respect,
you must show and feel respect in the first place. And re-
spect is not only kind words. Respect is to be on Site be-
fore everyone else. To show you care, you control, you are
fully aware of every stage of development, every aspect of
professional concern. Close enough to support and inspire,
to be a paradigm. But distanced to stress the line between
personal and professional”.
When he first joined AKTOR, back in 1988, John Neratzis had
already acquired a 13-years stormy experience in the Sea.
He was aware of difficulties, incompatible characters, and
Perseverant and hard-working, he was part of AKTOR Proj-
ects in Ioannina, Evros, Crete, Pylos, Patras, Thessaloniki,
before moving to Qatar 5 years ago.
“I am satisfied”, he says, “because my work is appreciated
and I feel respected. From AKTOR, from European colleagues
but also, and sometimes mostly, for non-European co-work-
ers: from India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka. I feel
them and treat them like my children, as my three daughters
are in Greece!
What disappoints me is when people in Construction do not
understand the importance of working in the Sites, of being
there early in the morning, before going to the Office.
What upsets me, is that some believe that Construction
happens on paper between 8.00 - 18.00 every day. No, Con-
struction is in the office but also outside, in every Site. Con-
struction is design and build. It is understand and see. And
sometimes Engineers seem to lack of their dual ID. It is easi-
er to work in an air-conditioned office, but trust me, mount-
ing a building, is priceless. And that applies to all, from Man-
agement to junior Engineers. Staff of every rank, should be a
paradigm, lead the process, inspire and motivate all.
Learn, trust, respect, is my motto. Whoever wants to learn,
can be taught. Whoever wants to go higher must trust time
and effort. Whoever seeks respect, must offer respect. To all,
despite of skin color, gender, nationality, age, diplomas”.
livi Varghese, Senior Administration
Living in the Gulf Region for almost 12 years, Livi is a key
person within AKTOR Qatar Administration Department, for
the last 6+ years.
Studied and worked as a teacher in his homeland India, Livi
joined AKTOR as a personal officer and now he is a Senior
“AKTOR is rapidly growing in Qatar during the last 2-3 years”,
he says, “and I like being part of this evolution”.
What he misses more?
“My family: my wife and two kids that I only see on a com-
puter screen. It is difficult to live without them. I will try to
bring them here permanently, as our life is here, in Qatar, as
my life is within AKTOR. My second family.”
But can a Company be a second family?
“I spend most of my day at work”, he says, “dealing with
practical enquiries and needs from people who live away
from home, in a foreign Country of unique Culture, laws and
traditions. They need support, they ask for solutions. More-
DO-ers Act in AKTOR
“I am satisfied because my work
is appreciated and I feel respected.
From AKTOR, from European colleagues
but also, and sometimes mostly,
for non-European co-workers..."
over, they need to feel that someone cares for their minor or
major issues. That’s why some call me Livi भाई
We are a team who strive to provide solutions. Sometimes it
turns out that we also offer the solace that someone is here
to assist, to act. And this is not a professional obligation. It is
our human responsibility. I am a teacher and I might inspire
that feeling. But I believe it is also because AKTOR is an an-
thropocentric Company, who embraces every employee, and
does not let you down”
What I appreciate in AKTOR?
“The working atmosphere, the team spirit. That you ac-
quire valuable experience, and there are opportunities to
What I would improve?
“Listen, I believe that we can never offer enough to people
working in extreme weather conditions.
Construction is a stony industry, and apart from the onerous
work of designers, architects, engineers, project managers,
we must also consider those employees who transform a
design into a real structure, a building, a metro tunnel, a
hangar, a plant. Those who turn an agreement into deliver-
able. And for those, I strongly believe, that all of us should
constantly do more”.
“Working in a Greek company is not an easy task. It is inter-
esting and sometimes complicated and delicate: Greeks are
open-hearted but tempered. Sociable but solitary. Eager to
ascribe a single eventual mistake for long, hard on prais-
ing the effort or numerous positive outcomes. But if you
take the time to hark them, you will discover kind, curious,
self-confident, edgy, assiduous co-workers”.
dora Mintzia, civil Engineer
Dora Mintzia is 28 years old. With an exceptional academ-
ic background and excellent grades from National Techni-
cal University of Athens and the Imperial College in UK, she
joined AKTOR last year, after having worked in a reputed
Consulting Company in Athens.
Mathematics amateur, she prefers police fiction novels,
loves the Match Point movie, and could play Cluedo for
hours, fascinated by the idea of discovering the murderer,
the weapon used and the crime scene!
A curious mind, a smiling face, a descent personality, she
“I came to Doha because I wanted to work on my field, in a
growing region under construction, excited to start tracing
my Civil Engineer path in the Middle East, within AKTOR.
It is not easy to get used to Qatar, the way of life, the culture.
It is difficult sometimes being a woman in Qatar, the dress
code, local customs, and various restrictions are strange to
But I like being part of a multi-ethnic mosaic, a blueprint
where different cultures mingle, constructing from scratch,
a country in the heart of the Gulf region.”
“I miss the deep blue Greek sea, colorful landscapes, the
taste of ingredients. But I know and cherish that life offered
me an adventure, a wave to sail in, my career journey within
AKTOR and ALYSJ JV.
Yes, I’m here, I stay, I learn, I experience, I work. And I’m mov-
ing ahead. Every day.”
Working in a Greek company is not
an easy task. It is interesting and sometimes
complicated and delicate: Greeks are
open-hearted but tempered.
“I came to Doha because I wanted to work
on my field, in a growing region
under construction, excited to start
tracing my Civil Engineer path in
the Middle East, within AKTOR.
“It was (for me at least) a very warm early November day
when I landed in Doha to start what was to be today’s FM.
The company had a 12 month Facilities Maintenance obli-
gation for one of their construction contracts and needed
someone to set it up for them and here I was!
I remember seeing the building already imposing and
intimidating even with half its roof erected and thinking
“you’ve got to be kidding me”. Create an asset data base for
that monster and then establish a maintenance regime?
Impossible! Well yes it was for the Aircraft Maintenance
Hangar, the largest free span Hangar in the world, and yes
it was after all possible…
It took a lot of hard work from an amazing group of pro-
fessionals to get to where we are today both from the
construction team as well as others who were eventual-
ly brought here to help build this dream. Initially we were
looked at with suspicion and doubt: ’What on earth is FM?
A radio station?’ Then it was … ‘ah yes cleaning’!
I think even today our construction colleagues look at us
coming to work in office attire or in the red uniform and
wonder, what do they do the whole day? Yes, definitely
loads of cleaning, and loads of maintenance; preventive,
predictive, conditional, corrective, we do studies to find
the root cause of faults, we collect temperatures, pres-
sures, monitor power consumption, we analyze data and
make reports for our clients on the status of their facili-
ties…and we work WITH our Client to supply a service de-
livery that offers them value for money. How? We support
our Client in their day to day core business which is either
to maintain aircraft, or to run the Duty Free Warehouse, to
carry out events in a state of the art stadium, we support
them through our service delivery in never failing or delay-
ing their operation, and this is on a 24/7/365 basis.
If we have ever had any incidents? It was the 14th of July
2015, around 09:50am. The chilled water main supply head-
er pipe in the mezzanine floor of hangar C ruptured at a
grooved coupling joint. As result, 50-70m³ of water was re-
leased over the roof floor and managed to seep through
the HVAC duct of the foam room and the mechanical room.
As a result the Fire Detection, HVAC, PCA systems were all
disabled… To lose the cooling systems in the middle of July
could grind the airlines operations to a halt, furthermore
the fire detection/prevention systems being disabled thus
leaving aircraft and equipment worth billions of dollars ex-
posed to great risks.
But, AKTOR Facility Management team worked nonstop
without food or water in a very warm and uncomfortable
environment to reinstate the cooling in the building, for
more than 21 hours in a row, regardless of the Holy Rama-
dan timings and other personal obligations.
Naturally the story of FM goes hand in hand with the story
of AKTOR in Qatar, and we as FM are extremely proud to be-
long to this great AKTOR family, to share its achievements
with our Clients and our potential Clients. AKTOR has a 60
year history in construction and it is upon that history that
FM is built. AKTOR is one of the very few companies globally
that is able to follow through the life of a building from de-
sign stage, to construction, to T&C and finally to FM. Hence
the support required to solve technical issues on site that
FM receives from Construction is invaluable.
What is our limit? We want to become a leader in FM in the
Middle East, we want our staff to remain with us for many
years and to grow with us so that the dream will continue…”
All works for the Gold Line Underground Project are conducted,
following the highest standards. Top priority is given to Health,
Safety, Environment and Accommodation provisions, while
sustainable design is further highlighted with the application
of Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS), which is
about a specialized methodology, just suited for the unique
Gulf environment. As JV’s housing strategy, two Workers
Villages (MLPA Al Riffa and MLPA South) have been built in
order to serve the needs of the project while providing people
staying within the best possible living conditions.
Following the above both villages have been constructed
according to the highest workmen accommodation
standards which are recognized by the state of Qatar and
which are Qatar Foundation Standards. The particular
standards combines Qatari Labour Law with international
best practice and is based upon a holistic and principled
approach that looks to safeguard the rights of workers from
the moment they are recruited until they return to their home
countries. Key element of Qatar Foundation Standards plans
to enhance its migrant workers’ quality of life by launching a
new welfare initiative that has been designed to curb unfair
AKTOR SA as a leader of the particular JV is the pioneer of this
effort and very proud to present the opening of such a great
Workers Village in Al Riffa an area which is based 15km after
Villagio shopping mall. A village which will be managed by a
very experienced team, a welfare manager and several senior
welfare officers. Many services will be provided like communal
recreational facilities, outdoor sports facilities, retail services
including grocery, barber and bike repair. Satellite channels in
all the apartments and internet room will be also available.
In addition to these services you can find in an equipped
gymnasium with ventilation and cooling in accordance with
ASHRAE Codes and Standards.
We should not forget our medical care facilities which
are extremely important for our people so in the village
a designated doctor and a medical isolation unit will be
provided together with the resident nurses. Last but not least
we have to mention the provision of laundry services and off
course the mosque. The first impressions of our client (Qatar
Rail) are extremely good and we are sure that they are also
proud of the particular facilities.
Outdoor facilities include Cricket Pitch, Basketball & Volley-
ball courts. Furthermore, laundry services are provided on
Respectful to the Laws of the State of Qatar, as well as to Reli-
gious Faith, a Mosque is available in the Village for all Muslims.
We sincerely believe that we have created excellent living
conditions for our employees and as we have already
transferred 950 employees to MLPA Al Riffa anyone can
recognize it from the smile on their faces!
Our long-waited Workers’ Village has finally opened its doors
for AKTOR Employees. First reactions have been positive.
Thankfully, everything went smoothly during the moving of
the Employees, and they all started living in a modern, green,
spacious Village offering various facilities.
Among them, a new mini-market where they can buy fresh
fruits, snacks and beverages, personal hygiene items, clothes
The all-new cafeteria has been equipped with latest technol-
ogy LED television sets offering to the Employees the oppor-
tunity to relish movies, TV shows and documentaries in their
native language, and relax while having lunch, dinner or just
spending their free time. Moreover, photos of Works construct-
ed by AKTOR employees, as well as landscapes and landmarks
from their home Countries ornament the cafeteria walls, as a
Corporate appreciation and respect to the hard-working Men
that give life to AKTOR designs and Projects.
Last but not least, it is just a matter of weeks for a dedi-
cated telecommunication station to be placed in the new
Shahaniya Village. After its installation, all Employees will
be enjoying ultra-fast internet speeds in their smartphones
or at the specially designated computer areas, giving them
the privilege to communicate with their families and friends
and navigate the web.
New Workers’ Villages
Implementation of the Project has been a very significant
achievement, since Design, obtaining building permits, con-
struction-installations and commissioning of the Plant has
been completed at a period of only 20 months!
The MBT plant is constructed on a site of 106.204 m2 and the
total built-up area of the buildings reaches 29.700m
(MSW), received as mixed waste at an annual rate of 410.000
t/a., which is approximately 1 300 t/day. The reception area
is designed in such a way to receive maximum of 1 500 t/day.
The treatment process is based on the reputed Biodrying
- Herhof technology (Herhof is a German subsidiary of HEL-
LECTOR group) and consists of the following steps:
Reception and pre-sorting: separation of hazardous and
large-sized materials suitable either for disposal or recycling;
Mechanical treatment: for the recovery of recyclable ma-
terials (up to approx. 40.000 tons/annum) and for the pro-
duction of high quality secondary fuel - RDF (up to approx.
180.000 tons/annum) ;
Biological treatment: for the production of dry material (end
up as high quality RDF) applying patented biological drying
process and for stabilization and production of CLO.
Air emissions are absolutely controlled by integrated de-
dusting and anti odour systems. Waste water is treated in
separate waste water reclaim plant.
The modern equipment delivered by the leading European
producers incorporated in the plant allows treatment of the
waste in compliance with the best available waste treat-
Mechanical Biological Treatment
Plant of Sofia Municipality
AKTOR – HELECTOR, both members of ELLAKTOR group, delivered the biggest and most advanced
Waste Management facility in the Balkan region and one of the most advanced in Europe, being
compliant with the strictest specifications of the European environmental legislation.
ENR (Engineering News Record) is a weekly magazine that
provides news analysis data and opinion for the construc-
tion industry worldwide, issued in the USA.
As one of the most reputable global publications for the
construction industry, ENR annually ranks the construction
and design firms internationally.
ΕLLAKTOR is being ranked for the last six years and been
gaining competitive placements.
There are two rankings for contractors:
• The Top 250 ‘International’ Contractors list ranks the
largest construction contractors based on their revenue
derived from construction contracts performed outside
their home countries.
• The Top 250 ‘Global’ Contractors list ranks contractors by
total construction contracting revenue.
In 2015 ELLAKTOR was ranked as 140th in the International
Contractors’ List and 139th in the Global Contractors’ List.
The corresponding rankings for 2014 were 156th in the Inter-
national Contractors’ List and 157th in the Global Contrac-
The group will continue participating in prestigious inter-
national surveys and rankings such as the ENR, aiming at
higher scores and international accreditation, that reflects
the group’s overall efforts in all relative fields of the group’s
Furthermore, according to the prestigious Deloitte’s Europe-
an Powers of Construction report 2014, ELLAKTOR SA rank 42
among all European counterparts, 3 places higher than 2013.
In 2015 ELLAKTOR was ranked
140th in the International Contractors’ List
and 139th in the Global Contractors’ List.
The corresponding rankings for 2014
were 156th in the International Contractors’
List and 157th in the Global Contractors’ List.
Egnatia Odos Motorway serves Thesprotia, Ioannina, Greve-
na, Kozani, Imathia, Thessaloniki, Kavala, Xanthi and Rodopi.
It connects the port of Igoumenitsa (where there is regular
ferry connection to Italy), to Kipi in Evros, the Greek-Turkish
border. Pan-European Transport Corridors IV (Berlin - So-
fia- Thessaloniki), IX (Helsinki, ending at Alexandroupoli), X
(Vienna - Belgrade – Thessaloniki) all end at Egnatia Odos
Motorway. What is more, this road has been used since ro-
man times. More specifically, via Egnatia was one of the two
most important streets ending at Rome, the great capital of
the Roman Empire. It is then about a project that connects
diverse areas in space and time, adding a flair of the past to
one of the most modern motorways in Europe today.
AKTOR focused primarily to achieving the highest possible
speed records, making sure at the same time that the motor-
way complies with the most advanced safety measures. To
that purpose, there were utilized, as a rule, only high quality
materials. Once the motorway was finished, the traffic ac-
cidents percentage decreased by 70%, comparable only to
the greatest European Motorways. In addition, sophisticated
systems, are applied to ensure that there is not only quick
response but also prevention of such incidents.
Furthermore, the overall effectiveness of the motorway is
not a mere result of its modern construction but especial-
ly of all regular maintenance and operation works. AKTOR
employees facilitate the travelers’ journey and make the
experience most enjoyable, making sure the road is always
clear, the signs are visible without tags, there are no ad-
vertising signs, there is full vertical and horizontal signing
(road marking), the drainage system works properly, as well
as daily maintenance of green spaces, buildings and bridges
and all Electrical and Electromechanical equipment.
Last but not least, specialized and trained AKTOR employees
are on the road 24/7, ready to intervene or assist Traffic Po-
lice, Fire Services, National First Aid Centre, Roadside Assis-
tance, etc. whenever appropriate. The overall quality of their
work is what makes AKTOR proud of our people, as this was
also praised by our contractor, Egnatia Odos SA.
Egnatia Odos Motorway;
Connecting the past to the future
AKTOR is responsible for operation and maintenance works of Egnatia Odos Motorway
and its vertical axis, i.e. the road connecting Greece’s western to eastern gateways, covering
a total of 840 km.
AKTOR focused primarily to achieving
the highest possible speed records,
making sure at the same time that
the motorway complies with the most
advanced safety measures.
25 Ermou Str., 145 64 Nea Kifissia, Greece
Athens – Lamia National Rd
Olympic Village Interchange
[+30] 210 8184000
[+30] 210 8184001
7th Floor, Office No. 701 – 702,
Nasser Bin Khaled Building, Al Eshraq str. No. 1,
Fereej Abdul Aziz Area P.O. Box 37108