7 Bidders for Chennai Metro Phase 2’s Electrification Contract


7 firms have submitted bids for the OHE electrification contract of Chennai Metro’s 26.09 km Line-4 which will connect Light House – Poonamallee Bypass through 30 stations.

The scope of this Phase 2 system contract includes design & installation work at the 16 km elevated section (Poonamallee Bypass – Power House Ramp), 10 km underground section (Power House Ramp – Light House), and also inside Poonamallee Depot where the line’s 26 trains will be maintained.

CMRL invited tenders for it in August 2021 with a 1600 day (4.4 year) completion deadline and an unknown estimate.

Lead Bidders (some may be in a JV with other partners)

  • Alstom Transport India Ltd.
  • IRCON International Ltd.
  • Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd.
  • KEC International Ltd.
  • Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T)
  • Linxon India Private Ltd.
  • Siemens Ltd.

CMRL’s Brief Scope: Design manufacturing, supply, installation, testing, training and commissioning of RSS, ASS, SCADA, OHE and switching stations for CMRL phase II_corridor 4 (From Poonamallee Bypass to Lighthouse, including Depot at Poonamallee)

7 Bidders for Chennai Metro Phase 2’s Electrification Contract
Route of Chennai’s Line-4 connecting Poonamallee Bypass — Porur – Light House – view Chennai Metro Phase 2 route map & information

The bids have now been sent for technical bid evaluation which can take a couple months to complete. When that is done, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely contractor.

So far only 1 systems contract for Line-4 has been awarded. That was to IRCON International for its end-to-end track work. Technical bids for the line’s 78 coach rolling stock re-tender are currently planned to be opened on Thursday, so stay tuned for its list of bidders!

A list of all Phase 2 civil packages and their status can be viewed here.

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