Siemens Wins Chennai Metro Line 4’s Electrification Contract

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Siemens Ltd. on Wednesday emerged as the lowest bidder 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 Chennai Metro 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. Technical bids were opened in February to reveal 7 bidders.

Financial Bid Values

Note: Bids were submitted in a combination of INR + USD + EURO. Values shown below are INR equivalent.

Firm Bid (Rs. Crore)
Siemens Ltd. 394.57
Linxon India Private Ltd. 396.52
Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T) 407.40
KEC International Ltd. 411.84
Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd. 427.82
IRCON International Ltd. 518.62
Alstom Transport India Ltd. 619.70

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)

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

Like other Phase 2 packages, CMRL’s estimate for this is unknown, so I can’t provide an assessment on how Siemens’ bid is placed and what the next steps look like.

So far only 1 systems contract for Line-4 has been awarded. That was to IRCON International for its end-to-end track work. Alstom last month was the lowest bidder for its 78 coach contract but a LOA is yet to be issued.

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

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– TMRG





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