Siemens Ltd. on Wednesday emerged as the lowest bidder for the OHE electrification contract of Chennai Metro’s 26.09 km Line-4 which will connect Light House – Poonamallee Bypass through 30 stations.
The scope of this Chennai Metro Phase 2 system contract includes design & installation work at the 16 km elevated section (Poonamallee Bypass – Power House Ramp), 10 km underground section (Power House Ramp – Light House), and also inside Poonamallee Depot where the line’s 26 trains will be maintained.
CMRL invited tenders for it in August 2021 with a 1600 day (4.4 year) completion deadline and an unknown estimate. Technical bids were opened in February to reveal 7 bidders.
Financial Bid Values
Note: Bids were submitted in a combination of INR + USD + EURO. Values shown below are INR equivalent.
|Firm||Bid (Rs. Crore)|
|Linxon India Private Ltd.||396.52|
|Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T)||407.40|
|KEC International Ltd.||411.84|
|Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd.||427.82|
|IRCON International Ltd.||518.62|
|Alstom Transport India Ltd.||619.70|
CMRL’s Brief Scope: Design manufacturing, supply, installation, testing, training and commissioning of RSS, ASS, SCADA, OHE and switching stations for CMRL phase II corridor 4 (From Poonamallee Bypass to Lighthouse, including Depot at Poonamallee)
Like other Phase 2 packages, CMRL’s estimate for this is unknown, so I can’t provide an assessment on how Siemens’ bid is placed and what the next steps look like.
So far only 1 systems contract for Line-4 has been awarded. That was to IRCON International for its end-to-end track work. Alstom last month was the lowest bidder for its 78 coach contract but a LOA is yet to be issued.
A list of all Phase 2 civil packages and their status can be viewed here.
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