KEC International bags Rs. 144.65 Cr contract for Patna Metro’s Electrification work

Delhi Metro Phase IV OHE Contract
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DELHI (Metro Rail News): KEC International on Wednesday arose as the lowest bidder for the 25KV Overhead Equipment (OHE) charge arrangement of Patna Metro’s Phase 1 venture. In this 30.91 km network Package, PE-03 is the third charge related bundle which highlight two, for the most part, raised lines with 24 stations including 2 exchanges at Khemni Chak and Patna Junction Railway Station.

Other than the OHE system, the scope incorporates setting up a 33 KV ring main unit, Auxilliary substation (ASS) and SCADA for both elevated & underground sections including the New ISBT Depot, which is under development by Quality Buildcon. DMRC invited bids for package PE-03 in July 2021 with an estimate of Rs. 144.65 crore and a completion period of 36 months (3 years). Technical bids were opened in November to reveal 4 bidders. During the evaluation, Salasar – STS’ bid was found technically non-compliant.

Bids by the companies were as follows:

  • KEC International – 131.89 Cr.
  • Kalpataru Power Transmission – 135.07 Cr.
  • Siemens – 179.48 Cr.

SITC of 25KV Overhead Equipment (OHE) System, Switching Posts, 33KV Ring mains, Auxiliary Substations for Elevated Sections and SCADA System for Underground and Elevated sections for Corridor 1 and 2 and ISBT Depot of Patna Metro Rail Project are some of the scopes for the project.

KEC’s offer was well below DMRC’s estimate and ought to receive an LOA in the coming weeks. When awarded, this will be KEC’s second win in Patna.

The list of contractors for the other 2 electrification-related packages are as follows:

KEC InternationalPE-01: Design & Commissioning of Receiving cum Traction (RSS + TSS) and Auxiliary Main Substation (ASS) including High Voltage Cabling from Grid Substation
Tuaman EngineeringPE-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.


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