EXCLUSIVE: Egypt invites bids for monorail packages

17 July 2018
Egypt is seeking firms to build, finance and operate two monorail systems

Egypt’s Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities and Transport Ministry has invited prequalified consortiums to bid by mid-September for two monorail packages linking Cairo’s Nasr District to the New Cairo Capital and Giza to 6 October City, sources familiar with the project tell MEED.

Six consortiums have been prequalified to bid for the contracts. They are:

  • Bombardier (Canada) / Orascom (local) / Arab Contractors (local)
  • China Gezhouba Group (China) / China Railway Construction Corp (China) / Concord for Engineering & Construction (Egypt) / Samco (Egypt)
  • China Railway (China) / Samcrete (local) / SNC Lavalin – Atkins (Canada) / Egyptian Railways Equipment (Semaf) (local)
  • Chongqing International Construction / China Railway 11th Bureau Group (CRIIG) (all China)
  • Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (Italy) / Ansaldo (STS) – Hitachi (Italy/Japan) / Saipem (Italy)
  • Scomi (Malaysia) / Arabtec (local) /Ministry of Military Production for Projects and Engineering (local) / Shaker Consultancy Group (local)

The Nasr District to New Cairo Capital monorail will extend 52 kilometres and the Giza to 6 October City monorail, 35km.

Both projects will be executed using a combined engineering, procurement, construction and financing (EPC+F) model.

consortium of Lebanon-based Khatib & Alami and Spanish firm Getinsa Ingenieria prepared the terms of reference for the contracts.

A consortium led by Canada’s Bombardier, and another team led by China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC), had previously submitted an offer for the Giza to 6 October City monorail system.

A proposal request has also been issued for the EPC+F contract for the 534km high-speed railway linking Ain Sokhna on the Red Sea coast to the new Alamein city on the Mediterranean coast.

Nine international consortiums and one standalone contractor, South Korea’s Hyundai Rotem, have been prequalified to bid for the high-speed railway scheme.

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