Bids have been returned for the supply of rolling stock, mechanical and electrical equipment, signalisation and installation works for the first stage of the Istanbul metro project. The total value of the low bids returned to client Istanbul municipality is around $230 million.
Low bidder with a price of $92.3 million for power, traction power, signalisation control, supply of communications systems and installation works is Germany’s Siemens and Simko. The local and foreign companies bidding were:
Siemens with Simko – $92.3 million
Italy’s Ansaldo Transport – $117.8 million
Sweden’s ABB Traction with Japan’s Marubeni Corporation – $122.8 million
French/UK GEC Alsthom and France’s Cegelec and Spie Enertrans, with ATA and Acel Transport – $138.3 million
Low bidder with a price of $73.5 million for station works, auxiliary mechanical and electrical procurement, and required installation and cistern construction works is a venture of the UK’s Balfour Beatty with Garanti Koza and Simko. The local and foreign companies bidding were:
Balfour Beatty with Garanti Koza and Simko – $73.5 million
Tefken, Gama, Nurol and Kiska – $94 million
Yapi Merkezi – $96.3 million
Cegelec and Spie Enertrans, with ATA – $117.2 million
Low bidder for the supply of rolling stock is a venture led by Japan’s Nissho Iwai and Toshiba, with a price of around $40 million. The bidding ventures of foreign and local companies were:
Nissho Iwai and Toshiba – $39.95 million
ABB Traction with Marubeni Corporation – $53.3 million
Siemens and Austria’s Simmering Graz Pauker with Simko and Tuvasas – $54.7 million
Austria’s Waggon Bau with Tekfen – $70 million
GEC Alsthom with Polat – $73 million
Italy’s Breda Construzione Ferroviarie – $88.2 million
Low bidder for rail laying works is Balfour Beatty with a price of $22 million. Bids from local and foreign companies were:
Balfour Beatty – $22 million
Yapi Merkezi – $22.3 million
Gama Endustri with Poland’s Electrim – $26.6 million
Tekfen with a company identified as Leonard Weiss – $33.8 million
Italy’s Ansaldo Transport – $35.6 million
Cegelec and Spie Enertrans, with ATA – $41.2 million
Low bidder for the supply of maintenance bench tools is Balfour Beatty with Garanti Koza at a price of around $5.4 million, out of four bids ranging up to $15.6 million.
The contracts are for the first 7-kilometre section of the metro between Taksim at Levent 4, under construction since 1993. Supervising consultant to the municipality is the UK’s Acer Group with its local subsidiary.
Industry sources say the municipality wants to award the contracts quickly, so that at least a section of the metro’s first stage between Taksim and Sisli can be completed before general elections next fall due late in 1996.