April 12, 2022 Update: DMRC has awarded KEC International and issued a LOA with a contract value of Rs. 131,89,71,585.02
January 6, 2022 Original Post: KEC International on Wednesday emerged as the lowest bidder for the 25KV Overhead Equipment (OHE) electrification system of Patna Metro’s Phase 1 project.
Package PE-03 is the third electrification-related package of this 30.91 km network which feature two mostly-elevated lines with 24 stations including 2 interchanges at Khemni Chak and Patna Junction Railway Station.
Besides the OHE system, the scope includes setting up a 33 KV ring main unit, auxilliary sub station (ASS) and SCADA for both elevated & underground sections including the New ISBT Depot, under construction by Quality Buildcon.
DMRC invited bids for package PE-03 in July 2021 with an estimate of Rs. 144.65 crore and completion period of 36 months (3 years). Technical bids were opened in November to reveal 4 bidders. During evaluation, Salasar – STS’ bid was found technically non-compliant.
Financial Bid Values
|Firm||Bid (Rs. Crore)|
|Kalpataru Power Transmission||135.07|
Scope: SITC of 25KV Overhead Equipment (OHE) System, Switching Posts, 33KV Ring mains, Auxiliary Sub stations for Elevated Sections and SCADA System for Underground and Elevated sections for Corridor 1 and 2 and ISBT Depot of Patna Metro Rail Project.
KEC’s bid was well below DMRC’s estimate, so they should receive a LOA in the coming weeks. When awarded, this will be KEC’s second win in Patna. Here’s a list of contractors for the other 2 electrification-related packages:
|PE-01: Design & Commissioning of Receiving cum Traction (RSS + TSS) and Auxiliary Main Substation (ASS) including High Voltage Cabling from Grid Substation||KEC International|
|PE-02: Design & commissioning of Electrical and Mechanical (E&M) systems, Fire detection, Fire suppression system and DG sets of Corridor-1 and Corridor-2 Elevated stations and Depot.||Tuaman Engineering|
A list of all Patna Metro packages (civil & systems) and their status can be viewed here.