CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): Siemens has emerged as the lowest bidder for the electrification contract for the stretch between Poonamallee and Light House in Metro Rail Phase II project.
Seven companies had submitted bids for this contract among which Siemens was the lowest bidder. “Siemens quoted ₹390 crore and emerged as the lowest bidder. There are a few more procedures involved before we officially hand over the letter of agreement. It will take nearly a month,” an official said.
The scope of this contract includes design, manufacturing, installation of receiving substations, overhead electrification work, SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) among others for the Poonamallee-Light House stretch. The receiving substations will come up at Poonamallee and Alwarthirunagar. “Earlier, it was planned at Thirumayilai, but the cost of land was too high and hence we moved it to Alwarthirunagar,” an official said. The completion period of this project is 4.5 years.