Berlin - A Dutch-German consortium consisting of The New Motion, Allego and Alliander AG has been awarded a contract by the Federal State of Berlin for the installation and operation of 220 electric car charging stations. The decision was preceded by a lengthy tender procedure, with Berlin being the first German city to opt for a Europe-wide tender process in this field. The tender was launched on 25 October 2012 and 28 companies or bidder consortiums from around the world expressed an interest. A dialogue then began in January 2013 with seven selected bidders, during which all the technical and contractual details were negotiated.
A team from CMS Germany led by Dr Gerd Leutner advised the bidder consortium on all legal aspects of the tender. The lawyers involved are all members of the CMS eMobility initiative.
With 3.1 million electricity connections and 2.6 million gas customers, distribution network operator Alliander claims to be the market leader in the Netherlands. In Germany the company operates local power and gas grids, as well as providing street lighting in Brandenburg and North Rhine-Westphalia. Its subsidiary, Alliander Stadtlicht GmbH, also handles management of traffic lights in the Federal State of Berlin. Alliander subsidiary Allego implements and manages charging infrastructure and related services for electric vehicles. Dutch company The New Motion operates in the same sector. Established in 2009, it offers Europe's biggest charging network for e-vehicles with more than 12,000 charging points and the highest usage rate, according to information provided by the Company.
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Dr Gerd Leutner, Corporat, Lead
Dr Antje Becker-Boley, Energy
Dr Matthias Kuß, Procurement