Sterling & Wilson – Zhejiang JV Wins Ahmedabad Metro’s TVS Contract

A joint venture of Sterling & Wilson – Zhejiang Jindun Fans has been awarded with Ahmedabad Metro Phase 1‘s contract for commissioning the tunnel ventilation system (TVS) and environmental control system (ECS) for the 20.737 km Line-1’s 6.83 km underground section.

Per China’s Yicai Global, Jindun Group announced this news on Wednesday stating the contract is valued at $3.79 million (approx. Rs. 28.89 crore) which seems far too low for a contract of this size. No further details about it have been disclosed.

Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) had invited bids for this contract (MEGA/UG/E&M-01) in April 2018.

Scope: Design, Manufacture, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of (A).Electrical and Mechanical (E&M) Including Hydraulics, Fire Safety Systems, UPS & DG Sets (B). Environmental Control System (ECS) and Building Management System – BMS (C). Tunnel Ventilation System (TVS) and TVS – SCADA Works, for Underground Stations, Intermediate Vent Shaft and Associated Tunnels of East – West Corridor of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase – I

Line-1’s underground section is under construction by Afcons Infrastructure and Larsen & Toubro, and consists of 4 stations at Shahpur, Ghee Kanta, Kalupur Railway Station and Kankaria East:

Route of the underground section of Line-1 – view Ahmedabad Metro Phase 1 info & route map

These components are critical for passenger comfort and safety. The Tunnel Ventilation System (TVS) automatically lowers tunnel air temperature during normal and congested conditions as needed, and provides smoke management in tunnel during fire emergency. The Environmental Control System (ECS) supplies fresh air for the comfort of passengers and provides a cooling system for critical system rooms and smoke extraction at stations during emergencies.

Per MarketWatch, Sterling & Wilson’s partner Zhejiang Jindun Fans Co., Ltd. engages in the research and development, production, and sale of fans and ventilation system equipment for subways, tunnels, nuclear power, and marine fields. Its products include reversible axial and jet fans, high temperature smoke drafting mixed flow and axial fans, low-noise wall mounted axial fans, low-noise power-saving mixed flow fans, centrifugal fans, ventilating cube fans, roof fans, marine or navy axial and centrifugal fans, mufflers, air valves, and louvers. The company was founded on December 28, 2005 and is headquartered in Shaoxing, China.

For more updates, check out the Ahmedabad section of The Metro Rail Guy!


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13 Responses to "Sterling & Wilson – Zhejiang JV Wins Ahmedabad Metro’s TVS Contract"

  1. Nishant Patel says:

    why chinese company 🤔 where whole country is going towards boycotting made in China Ahmedabad metro gives contract for tunnel ventilation to chinese company why ???

  2. Vikram Rathore says:

    Ahmedabad Metro officials should be investigated by CBI. How can they approve an unproven Chinese company for a prestigious project? That too in Modiji’s Gujarat. Whoever approved should be publicly named. Bloody traitors to the motherland. What next? Equipment from Pakistan! Bureaucrats will sell their soul for money.

    • Vikram Rathore says:

      Sterling and Wilson is a Shapoorji Pallonji company. Cyrus Mistry should be ashamed to tie up with a Chinese company.

    • AK Singh says:

      Metro rail officials are the most corrupt people. Lucknow metro is one of the glaring examples.

  3. Rajesh Kumar says:

    Chinese fans are already in a lot of metros – Kruger. Kruger Ventilation is a Chinese company. Motors are from China and are relabeled as Made in Malaysia, Made in India etc to suit local conditions.

    • Rajesh Kumar says:

      All Jindun should have done is setup an Indian subsidiary with an Indian director and no one would have complained. Kruger Ventilation Industries directors:


      All Chinese!!!

      Indian director takes care of local formalities with bribes etc.


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