Sterling & Wilson Wins Kanpur Metro’s Third Rail Electrification Bid

November 11 Update: Contract to SWPL – GSC JV was awarded today.

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Shapoorji Pallonji Group’s subsidiary Sterling & Wilson Pvt. Ltd. in a consortium with Russia’s GSC Construction Company today emerged as the lowest bidder for the 32.385 km Kanpur Metro Phase 1 project’s 750 Volts DC Third Rail Electrification and Power Supply contract after officials from the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) opened financial bids submitted by four firms.

UPMRC invited bids for this contract (Package KNPE 1&2) on February 20 with an estimated cost of Rs. 500 crore and opened technical bids in July to reveal 4 bidders. Technical bid evaluation was completed on August 25.

Financial Bid Values:

SWPL – GSC JVRs. 419.14 crore
SiemensRs. 423 crore
Larsen & Toubro (L&T)Rs. 467.36 crore
KEC – Gulermak JVRs. 468.91 crore

Brief Scope of Package KNPE-1&2: Design, Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of Receiving cum Auxiliary Main Sub Stations Including High Voltage Cabling from Grid Substations, 750 Volts DC 3rd Rail Traction System, 33kV Cable Network, ASS, TSS & SCADA System for Corridor-1 & 2 of Kanpur Metro Rail Project at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Route Map of Kanpur Metro’s Phase 1 – view Kanpur Metro info & map
Representational Only: Bangalore Metro ‘s Third Rail installation on Reach-4B – Photo Copyright: Alstom India (Twitter)

If no issues arise during financial bid evaluation, then SWPL-GSC will be awarded with the line’s second major systems contract (see all) in the coming weeks with a deadline to complete all works within 40 months. Back in early July, the contract for the system’s rolling stock and signalling was awarded to Bombardier Transportation.

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


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10 Responses to "Sterling & Wilson Wins Kanpur Metro’s Third Rail Electrification Bid"

  1. Himanshu Doria says:

    Why 750 V DC traction is being used here instead of 25 KV AC ?

    • Manoj kr S&W says:

      Do you know the advantages of DC traction over AC . If you knew then you would not have raised such question .

      • TMRG says:

        Manoj – let’s be a little gentle and kind, please?

        Himanshu – Kanpur has a significant UG section, so could be to lower tunneling costs, or purely aesthetic reasons, or reliability? OHE requires more maintenance.

        I was surprised when the tender notice was published since Lucknow is AC powered through OHE. Thought they’d continue with the same technical specs.

        • Manoj kr S&W says:

          Hey sorry for that please don’t take other wise the problem is the quote going less than customer budget . Its difficult to understand the market

        • Himanshu Doria says:

          Thanks man.
          Aesthetic wise and maintenance wise it does makes sense to go for DC traction, DMRC loses plenty of money due to delays caused by OHE wires breaking, Panto blast due to arcing. But in the field of scalability and maintenance of Traction motors of Rolling Stock, AC gains an upper hand. All now would depend upon those trains from bombardier.

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  2. Deepak says:

    Wow, all the four bid values are substantially lower than the estimated 500 crore.

  3. Sandip Kumar says:

    Give me one chance in signalling & telecom

  4. Sandip Kumar says:

    Give me one chance in signalling & telcom

  5. Jitendra Singh Yadav says:

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