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.
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
|KEC – Siemens JV||Rs. 241 crore|
|Larsen & Toubro||Rs. 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
|KEC – Siemens JV||Rs. 295 crore|
|Larsen & Toubro||Rs. 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.
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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