Q-Free’s Intertraffic presence boosted by major contract awards
Jenny Simonsen (left) and May Gulbrandsen celebrate Q-Free's contract successes
Q-Free’s presence here at Intertraffic crowns a busy and successful two months that underlines the Norwegian company’s international success and the scope of its operations and technology.
In February, Q-Free received an order for tolling tags (OBUs) from Portugal’s only tag issuer, Via Verde, part of the Brisa Group which is one of Portugal’s leading tolling concessionaires. Two weeks later, the company was awarded two multi-million Euro AutoPass contracts by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) relating to the E6/E18 Østfold and E6 Øyer-Tretten, and comprising delivery and installation of fully automated toll stations and service and maintenance for five years.
Just days later, Q-Free won a contract in Australia with Brisbane Airport Corporation for the design and construction of the electronic access fee collection system for taxis and ground transportation operators. And less than three weeks ago, Trafikverket informed the company it had won the contract for delivery of the congestion charging infrastructure in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. The contractual value is over €12 million and comprises delivery of road side equipment, infrastructure and service and maintenance for two years with an option for an additional six years.
“For Q-Free reliable tolling is the overall objective, and we are now providing high performance systems within less complex and visible configurations,” says Q-Free’s Per Ecker, VP sales and marketing. “The solutions are versatile and highly adaptable to different traffic environments, and configurable to meet specific system requirements. Remote system conditioning provides reduced installation time and increased maintainability.”