Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) has confirmed a contracting team to work on the first phase of Cairo Metro’s Line 4.
A consortium of the local Hassan Allam Construction, Arab Contractors, Petrojet and Concord for Engineering & Contracting will work on the civil works package.
NAT has signed agreements with the contractors to formalise their selection.
Phase 1 of Line 4 is understood to be structured across four packages, covering civil, critical systems and rolling stock works.
The first civil works package covers the planned metro line’s western route, as MEED reported this February.
Additionally, NAT is directly negotiating with a team of Japan's Mitsubishi and local contracting firm Orascom for the second civil works package, which covers phase 1’s eastern route.
Mitsubishi and Orascom have been confirmed as contractors for the first phase’s railway systems, track and depot works (CP411) package. MEED reported on their selection for the critical works package in September 2019.
Orascom said on 24 November 2020 that the contract is valued at about $800m, of which its share is worth more than $350m.
The scope of works includes signalling, power supply, telecommunication, platform screen door, automatic fare collection, track work and the depot/workshop.
Japan International Cooperation Agency is understood to be providing half of the $4bn funding required for Line 4’s first phase.
Technical evaluation is understood to be under way for the first phase's rolling stock package, for which Mitsubishi is the lone bidder.
Line 4 is an underground system, with its first phase to comprise 16 stations across a length of 19 kilometres from Greater Cairo to Giza.
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