KEC-Siemens Wins Kolkata Metro Line-3 & 6’s Electrification

KEC International – Siemens JV on March 26 emerged as the lowest bidder for the 33 KV power distribution and 750 V DC third rail traction system of Kolkata Metro’s under construction 10.246 km Line-3 (Joka – Mominpur) and 32 km Line-6 (New Garia / Kavi Subhash – Biman Bandar).

Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL) invited bids for this systems work in October 2020 in 2 packages and opened technical bids on February 2 to reveal both L&T and KEC – Siemens had placed a bid for each package.

Package 3

This includes Line-3’s Joka – Mominpur section and Line-6’s Hemendra Mukherjee to Bidhannagar section.

  • Estimated Cost of Project: Rs. 258.25 Crores
  • Period of Completion: 24 months
FirmBid
KEC – Siemens JVRs. 241 crore
Larsen & ToubroRs. 303 crore

Brief Scope: Engineering, Supply, Erection, Testing and Commissioning of 33 KV Power Distribution, Traction Substation, Auxiliary Substations and 750 V DC Third Rail Traction system for Joka-Majerhat Corridor (Mominpur) and Airport-New Garia Corridor (Hemendra Mukherjee(Excl.) to Bidhannagar of Metro Railway Kolkata.

Package 4 (Line-6)

This includes Line-6’s Bidhannagar – Biman Bandar (Airport) section including electrification at the New Town Depot.

  • Estimated Cost: 314.65 Crore
  • Period of Completion: 30 months
FirmBid
KEC – Siemens JVRs. 295 crore
Larsen & ToubroRs. 373 crore

Brief Scope: Engineering, Supply, Erection, Testing and Commissioning of 33 KV Power Distribution, Traction Substation, Auxiliary Substations and 750 V DC Third Rail Traction system for Airport-New Garia Corridor Bidhannagar (Excl.)- Bimanbandar including New Town Depot of Metro Railway Kolkata.

Route of Kolkata’s Line-3 and Line-6 – view Kolkata Metro information & full route map

The bid values are self-explanatory. Barring any extraneous issues, KEC – Siemens should go on to be awarded with both packages’ electrification contracts in the coming weeks.

When awarded, KEC – Siemens will work closely with SYSTRA MVA which was appointed by RVNL as the Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) for both lines’ design works associated with power supply, distribution system and Third Rail Electrification.

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– TMRG

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3 Responses to "KEC-Siemens Wins Kolkata Metro Line-3 & 6’s Electrification"

  1. U says:

    TMRG do you know how many more tenders are left to be called for Line 3
    Every procedure in these two lines is slow like the normal train of Indian Railways(it’s indirect operator)

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    • TMRG says:

      Think having limited funds from the railways’ annual budget has a big role in this staggered decade long approach. Around 2010, they took on too many lines in one go.

      Ongoing: Signaling & Telecom, and AFC
      Tender invited today: Escalators and Elevators

      I can’t recollect any other big ones pending to be called for

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  2. Pankaj says:

    Only two bidders shouldn’t there be minimum three bidders in GOVT tender

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