CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): Seven global project management firms have submitted tenders for Chennai Metro Line-4’s General Consultant (GC) contract, after the Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL) opened technical bids for this.
Chennai’s new 26.09 km east-west Line-4 of the 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project will connect Lighthouse with Poonamallee Bypass via Porur through 30 stations – 18 elevated and 12 underground.
CMRL had originally invited EOI proposals on January 11, 2020, to assign a General Consultant with an objective to assist with design, supervision, safety, quality control and contract management.
On June 16, CMRL received EOI applications from 9 bidders out of which 2 did not qualify.
These bidders are :
(1) JV of M/s Auding Intraesa SA Spain, M/s Tata Consulting Engineers Limited, India and M/s STUP Consultants Pvt. Ltd, India.
(2) JV of M/s Dar Al-Handasah Consultants (Shair and Partners) s.a.l. (DAR), Balaji Railroad Systems Pvt. Ltd. (BARSYL) and China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co. Ltd.
(3).JV of M/s AECOM Asia Company Ltd., M/s Systra and M/s. Consulting Engineers Group Ltd.JV of M/s Egis Rail SA, M/s MM SPA, M/s Italferr SPA and M/s Surbano Jurong Infrastructure Pte Ltd.
(4). JV of M/s Louis Berger SAS, M/s Geodata Engineering SpA and M/s Hill International Inc.
(5). JV of M/s TPF Getinsa Eurostudios S.L, M/s Artelia SAS & M/s Rodic Consultants Pvt. Ltd.JV of M/s RITES Ltd, M/s Nippon Koei India Pvt. Ltd, M/s Nippon Koei Co. Ltd, M/s Arup India Pvt. Ltd and Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd.
(6). JV of DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH, Ayesa Ingeniería y Arquitectura, S.A.U, Korea Rail Network Authority and Dohwa Engineering Co. Ltd
(7). JV of M/s RINA Consulting SPA and Yuksel Proje Uluslararasi A.S
This consultancy service and the line’s 2 elevated packages are proposed to be financed by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). In December 2019, AIIB approved a concept proposal to lend USD 356.65 million for a portion of the project.