L&T Wins Chennai Metro Line 3 & 5’s OHE & RSS Electrification Work
Results for another couple Chennai Metro Phase 2 system tenders are now known!
Back in February and March, Larsen & Toubro emerged as the lowest bidder for 2 separate contracts dealing with Chennai Metro Line-3 and Line-5’s electrification system (OHE, RSS, ASS & SCADA).
Both these under construction lines of Chennai Metro’s 118.9 km Phase 2 project will run in a north-south orientation to connect Madhavaram – SIPCOT (45.813 km Line-3) and Madhavaram – Sholinganallur (47 km Line-5) with a mix of elevated & underground stations.
These 2 electrification contracts deal with the northern portion of each line: Line-3’s 25 km Madhavaram Milk Colony – Sholinganallur section and Line-5’s 23 km Madhavaram Milk Colony – CMBT section and their common Madhavaram Depot.
Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL) had invited tenders for both contracts in October 2021 with unknown estimates and 2350 day (6.44 year) completion deadlines. Technical bids were opened in October 2022 to reveal 6 bidders for the OHE contract and 3 bidders for the RSS, ASS and SCADA contract.
|Firm||Bid (Rs. Crore)|
|Larsen & Toubro (L&T)||239.41|
|Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL)||266.76|
|Linxon India Pvt Ltd.||288.58|
|KEC International Ltd.||337.66|
|Texmaco Rail and Engineering Ltd.||369.10|
|Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd.||398.04|
Financial Bids Opened: March 17, 2023
CMRL’s Brief Scope: Design, manufacturing, supply, installation, testing, training and commissioning of OHE and Switching Stations for CMRL Phase II Corridor 3 (From Madhavaram Milk Colony to Sholinganallur) and Corridor 5 (Madhavaram Milk Colony to CMBT, including Depot at Madhavaram)
RSS, ASS and SCADA Contract
|Firm||Bid (Rs. Crore)|
|Larsen & Toubro (L&T)||533.95 (INR 392.15 cr + USD 17.78 mn)|
|Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL)||638.97|
|Linxon India Pvt Ltd.||641.11|
Financial Bids Opened: February 25, 2023
CMRL’s Brief Scope: Design, manufacturing, supply, installation, testing, training and commissioning of RSS, ASS and SCADA for CMRL Phase II Corridor 3 (From Madhavaram Milk Colony to Sholinganallur) and Corridor 5 (Madhavaram Milk Colony to CMBT, including Depot at Madhavaram)
CMRL’s estimates are unknown to me, and given that these haven’t been awarded so far makes me believe negotiations are underway for contract finalization.
Back in January, Linxon India was issued a Letter of Award (LOA) for the electrification contract for both lines’ southern section. Their scope includes Line-3’s 20 km Sholinganallur – SIPCOT 2 section and Line-5’s 24 km CMBT – Sholinganallur section.
A list of all Chennai Metro Phase 2 civil & system packages and their status can be viewed here.
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