Groups pass Egypt’s tram design bids evaluation

24 June 2018
Egypt plans $400m Raml tramway rehabilitation

Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) have shortlisted three groups for the design and supervision works for the rehabilitation of the Raml tramway in Alexandria.

The three groups that passed the technical bids evaluation phase of the contract include:

  • Artellia Ville & Transport (France) / Ingerop (France) / Menarail (local)
  • Sener Ingenieria Y Systemas (Spain) / Setec Group (France) / Khatib & Alami (Lebanon)
  • Systra (France) / Egis Rail (France) / Ace Consulting Engineers-Moharram/Bakhoum (local) / Projacs (local)

The three groups’ financial offer will be evaluated next.

MEED understands a fourth consortium, led by Spanish TPF Getinsa, failed the technical evaluation.

NAT received bids for the contract on 1 April.

The scope of work includes:

  • Detailed design of civil and arrangement works
  • Evaluation of technical and financial proposals
  • Supporting the client in negotiations with selected bidders
  • Supervision of project implementation
  • Preparation of the operation and maintenance model

The civil works scope will include arrangements, power supply, electromechanical equipment and systems, signaling and driving devices, control systems, track works, telecommunications systems and rolling stock.

Agence France Development (AFD) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) will finance 78 per cent of the €360m ($400m) budget required for the scheme.

AFD will supply €100m while EIB will supply €180m, according to the Egypt’s investment ministry.

The Egyptian government is expected to raise the remaining funding required.

The tram network meant for rehabilitation is about 13.7 kilometres long and extends from the Victoria station to the Raml station and then on to Manshya square. There are 28 stations.

The tramway began operating in the 1860s and is the second-oldest in the world.

 

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