In Vaidotai in the south-west of the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, a freight transport center is to be built on 460 ha. For this purpose, the Lithuanian Railway commissioned a consortium of Ernst & Young Baltic Vilnius, W&H WAGENER & HERBST Management Consultants GmbH Potsdam and IPG Infrastruktur und Projektentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH Potsdam to carry out a feasibility study. Project start was in December 2008, transfer of the feasibility study is planned for September 2009.
The Vilnius PLC is ideally situated on the Klaipeda-Vilnius-Minsk-Kiev main railway line and the future expressway ring of Vilnius. At the beginning of 2008 the Vilnius PLC was classified by the Lithuanian Government as a project of national importance. A total of LTL 84 million (equivalent to EUR 24 million) will be earmarked for the planning and development work of the EU Cohesion Fund, 85% of the total eligible expenditure.
Since the early 1990s WAGENER & HERBST Management Consultants GmbH has been advising in Lithuania and has already planned several logistics areas for private investors in Russia. “The Lithuanian government has clearly recognized the advantages of freight transport centers, which are developed by the public sector. The regionally concentrated provision of logistics areas with an intermodal terminal and connection to at least two modes of transport ensures the necessary bundling in combined transport and attracts private investors attractive areas “W & H project manager Wulfram Overmann says:” The area offers ideal prerequisites for an GVZ. Particularly geographical location, excellent connections, but also the fact that 85% of the land is already state are clearly positive factors. ”