Ardanuy Awarded Surat & Ahmedabad Metro’s DDC Traction Contracts

Ardanuy Ingeniería S.A. on Monday signed two Detailed Design Consultancy (DDC) contracts with Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) for the power supply & distribution system and 750 V DC Third Rail traction electrification of Surat Metro’s Phase 1 and Ahmedabad Metro’s Phase-2 projects.

Ahmedabad Metro’s Phase 1 lines were designed and equipped with Third Rail, and not overhead electrification (OHE) like most other Indian metro systems, so its Phase 2 corridors (extension of Line-2) and the new Surat Metro system were also planned with Third Rail based on GMRC’s experience and knowledge of the system.

The final contract values for both packages awarded to Ardanuy Ingeniería is unknown at this time. Similarly, a list of firms who submitted bids is unknown. I’ll update this section whenever I become aware. If someone reading this knows, just shoot me a message using the contact page.

Surat Metro DDC Traction

GMRC invited bids in January 2020 with an estimated cost of Rs 5.66 crore and 9 month deadline.

  • Package: DDC/PSTRCN/SURAT/PH-1/2020
  • Brief Scope: Detailed Design Consultancy Services For Power Supply & Distribution System, 750 V DC Third Rail Traction Electrification and SCADA System of SURAT MRTS PH-1 For Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) Limited

Detailed information on Surat Metro Phase 1’s lines, stations and contracts can be viewed here.

Route Map of Surat Metro’s Phase 1 project – view Surat Metro information & map

Ahmedabad Metro Phase 2 DDC Traction

GMRC invited bids in February 2020 with an estimated cost of Rs 5.66 crore and 9 month deadline.

  • Package: GMRC/DDC/PSTRCN/PH-2/2020
  • Scope: Detailed Design Consultancy Services For Power Supply & Distribution System, 750 V DC Third Rail Traction Electrification and SCADA System of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase – 2 For Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) Limited

Detailed information on Ahmedabad Metro Phase 2’s lines, stations and contracts can be viewed here.

Indicative route of Ahmedabad Metro’s Phase 2 from Motera Stadium to Mahatma Mandir & GIFT City – view Ahmedabad Metro Phase 2 info & route map

Both projects are moving along nicely with funding secured from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for Ahmedabad Metro’s Phase 2 and from Agence Française de Développement (AFD) for Surat Metro’s Phase 1.

Over the past 2 months, Afcons Infrastructure and Ranjit Buildcon emerged as the lowest bidders for constructing Ahmedabad Metro Phase 2’s 14.36 km Package C1 and 6.478 km Package C2. For Surat Metro, just yesterday Sadbhav – SP Singla JV emerged as the lowest bidder for the 11.6 km Package CS1. Ground work for both is expected to start in Q1 2021.

For more updates, check out the Ahmedabad and Surat sections of The Metro Rail Guy!

– TMRG

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4 Responses to "Ardanuy Awarded Surat & Ahmedabad Metro’s DDC Traction Contracts"

  1. Abhishek Threja says:

    What about delhi alwar rrts general consultancy update??

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  2. Sunil Chandnani says:

    The work is awarded to Rites & Ardanuy consortium.
    Please correct your information, and reply back.

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    • TMRG says:

      I can add RITES’ name in. Not an issue as I want to be as accurate as possible. Can you please provide information on both contracts’ value? or even a list of bidders and their bid values?

      Reply

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