On January 9, Siemens AG announced that it has won a 76 million Euro (Rs. 600.54 cr) contract to supply, install and commission electrification equipment on both lines of Ahmedabad Metro’s 38.259 km Phase 1 project.
MEGA had invited bids for this package on 29 June 2016 and had estimated it to cost Rs 580 crores.
As per Siemens’ press release, they’ll be responsible for the complete electrification of the new double-track metro line. In addition to the 750V dc third rail system, Siemens will also provide a Scada (supervisory control and data acquisition) system for monitoring and controlling the traction power.
As per Tilak Raj Seth, Executive Vice-President at Siemens –
We at Siemens are happy to be an integral part of the development in Gujarat’s public transportation system through this landmark Metro line. Metro will play a pivotal role in enhancing quality of life and economic growth of the city and the region. Mobility is an area of expertise for us and Siemens will continue to partner with the government to help improve connectivity and public infrastructure
Ahmedabad has now become the 6th Indian city where Siemens is executing a metro related electrification project. The other 5 are Chennai, Delhi, Noida-Greater Noida, Kolkata and Nagpur.
With this development, yet another systems related contract has been awarded. Last year, Hyundai Rotem won the 96 coach rolling stock contract, Nippon Signal won the signalling & train control system contract and Larsen & Toubro won the track system contract. One of the last major pending contracts is for the installation & commissioning of platform screen doors – stay tuned to find out its winner.
For more updates, check out the Ahmedabad section of The Metro Rail Guy!