EXCLUSIVE: Consultancy team submits lowest bid for Dubai metro extension

07 October 2018
The deal covers the study and design of extensions to the Green and Red lines

A team comprising UK-based firms Atkins and Grimshaw, the US' Parsons and France’s Egis has submitted the lowest bid for the study and design of extensions to the Green and Red lines of the Dubai Metro.

It is understood that the offer is 10-15 per cent lower than the other bids submitted.

Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) opened the financial bids on 2 October after completing a technical review of the submissions in mid-September.

In addition to the study and design, the package also covers preparing tender documents and contract management, as well as a feasibility study for a 7 kilometre-long line linking both metro lines.

The Green Line extension will start from its terminus at Creek station in the Jadaf area, cross over to the Dubai Creek Harbour development, and go on to Ras al-Khor, International City and Dubai Silicon Oasis, before terminating at Academic City. The line will have 11 stations.

The Red Line extension will link its terminus in Rashidiya to Mirdif City Centre. It will extend 3.5km and have one station.

The Green Line extension will benefit Dubai Creek Harbour, which is being developed by local firms Dubai Holding and Emaar Properties. The 6 square-kilometre development will include a large shopping mall and the Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, which is expected to be the world’s tallest man-made structure when completed.

Local developer Emaar is working with the RTA on plans to build a 2km metro link directly connecting the Dubai Creek Harbour development in Ras al-Khor with Dubai International airport.

Dubai is already working on a 15km extension to the Red Line. In 2016, the RTA awarded a AED10.6bn ($2.9bn) deal to design and build Dubai Metro’s Route 2020 link to a consortium of Spain’s Acciona, Turkey’s Gulermak and France’s Alstom.

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