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Metro, Copenhagen - dk/12

Aarsleff Bane & Anlæg I/S from Viby J secured Contract T7 which is for the transfer tunnel from the upcoming Cityring metro station to Copenhagen Central Station, this includes the lift shaft from the tunnel to the luggage center. For further information please contact Metroselskabet I/S in Copenhagen, email procurement@m.dk.  Visit


-2018. Ref.n. OMS-T7. 15/18.

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Grand Paris Express, Paris - fr/127

The JV Eiffage genie civil Sas/Razel Bec Sas/Eiffage rail Snc/TSO Sas/TSO Catenaires Sas secured the contract for the civil works inside the 18.4 km tunnel which will be built with a TBM. Works include trenches, stations and related works between Saint-Ouen and the Aulnay operations centre.

Contact Societe du Grand Paris, att.n M. Dominique Legrand or Yacine Bemrah, Saint-Denis, tel +33 175623855-2362, fax +33 175622362, email sgp@societedugrandparis.fr.  Visit http://ted.europa.eu/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=138217-2018.

Ref.n. 2016PN019-L01. 13/18.

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United Kingdom

Mine, North Yorkshire - uk/97

Sirius Minerals Plc. has hired the European construction group Strabag to build a 13 km tunnel section for the underground transport system for the Woodsmith Mine near Whitby, England. The design-and-build contract was signed on 28 March. The Woodsmith Mine will begin extraction from the world’s largest deposit of polyhalite, a mineral used in the production of fertilizer, in 2021.

The section to be built by STRABAG is part of a 37 km tunnel with a diameter of 4.7 m for an environmentally friendly conveyor system to transport the mined polyhalite to Wilton for processing. The Strabag contract also includes the construction of a tunnel ramp as well as the tunnel portal at Wilton. The actual tunnelling works will cover the distance from the Wilton portal to a shaft at Lockwood Beck, with 150 m to be built via cut-and-cover construction, 800 m through conventional tunnelling and 11,900 m using a tunnel boring machine. Site mobilisation is to begin immediately.  Visit http://www.strabag.com. 13/18.


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Road, Canton of Schaffhausen - - ch/59

Huppi AG from di Wallisellen secured the EUR1.09 million contract, excluding VAT,  for the foundation layer and the covering in the 1,138 m Galgenbuck tunnel on the N04/06 (Lot A29). For further information go to http://www.simap.ch/shabforms/servlet/Search?NOTICE_NR=1013677. Contact Ofrou, Winterthur, tel  +41 58 480 47 11, fax  +41 58 480 47 90, email beschaffung.winterthur@astra.admin.ch. Visit http://ted.europa.eu/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=136379-2018.

Ref. n. 080086. 13/18.

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High Speed Railway, Brenner - at/16

The JV Porr-Hinteregger-Condotte-Itinera from Vienna secured the EUR966.06 million contract, excluding VAT, for the construction lot H51 Pfons Brenner on the Austrian side of the Brenner Base Tunnel project. The contract includes the conventional excavation of a safety tunnel towards the North up to the 22km point and towards the South to  the border at 32.1 km. Also part of the tender is the conventional excavation at Wolf of an emergency stop with associated works and communication point at St. Jodok. The mechanized excavation of the main tubes towards the  north to the 13.5 km point and towards the South at the Brenner-Austria/Italy Border at 32.1 km point. There will be 55 bypasses and linings. Contact Brenner Base Tunnel BBT SE, attn Dr Johann Hager, Innsbruck, tel +39 (0)43 5124030, fax +39 (0)43 5124-030/110, email ava@bbt-se.com. Visit http://ted.europa.eu/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=133821-2018.

Ref.n. AP218. 13/18.

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Metro, Copenhagen - ro/12

TUNN3L JV (Hochtief Infrastructure GmbH and Vinci Constructions Grand Projects) from Glostrup secured the contract n. E100001, Lot CRSH1, covering all underground works required for the branch to Sydhavnen, including the underground civil, structural and building works, E&M installations on the City Circle Line (Cityringen)in Copenhagen. Contact Metroselskabet I/S, attn Carsten Larsen, Copenhagen, tel +45 72424874, email procurement@m.dk. Visit http://ted.europa.eu/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=127118-2018.


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High Speed Railway, Baden Wuerttemberg - de/22

The Rhomberg Bahntechnik GmbH and Swietelsky Baugesellschaft m.b.H. were awarded the EUR250 million contract, composed of two lots, for rail track and systems of the new rail link from Wendlingen to Ulm.

Jointly the two companies are responsible for the design, construction and commissioning of a 60km section of the rail project Stuttgart-Ulm..

The contract includes the construction of nearly 118 km slab track, 60 km of which will be in tunnels, and 16 switches as well as the construction of 50-Hz low voltage systems, telecommunications and traction power supply.  2.500 km of cables will also need to be installed, along with the mechanical equipment with ventilation systems, technical rooms and signage and the installation of a 78 km  LED-handrail.

The project is split into two lots: the first lot includes the area in the Albvorland from Wendlingen to the Alb ascent between Weilheim and Hohenstadt, the second lot the Alb plateau from Widderstall to the Alb descent to Ulm. The start of the major contract, is estimated to take 30 months,  the design phase will be from February 2018, and building starts from 2019.

Contact DB Projekt Stutgart-Ulm GmbH, Stuttgart, fax +49 6926521939, email einkauf-s21nbs@deutschebahn.com. Visit http://ted.publications.eu.int/udl?request=Seek-deliver&language=en&docid=010076-2018,

http://rhombergrail.com/en/home/  and https://www.swietelsky.com/en/.

Ref.n. 15TEI18964. 12/18.


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Metro, Warsaw - pl/11

The Municipality of Warsaw received two tenders for the EUR310 million contract for the extension works of metro Line 2 in Warsaw. The first ranked is the JV Astaldi (50%)/Gulermak (50%) and the second ranked is Sinohydro Corporation Ltd  from Beijing.

The bid calls for designing and building the 4 km western underground Section 3 of metro Line 2 in Warsaw from the C04 station to the Mory (STP) technical station (workshop/depot). The section will include three stations, the technical station and a parking, Duration of the works will be  4-years. The awarding and consequent signing of the contract will take place upon the companies meeting the requirements of Polish law. Visit http://www.metro.waw.pl/  and http://www.astaldi.com/en. 12/18.

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Railways Metro, Sydney - au/11

Laing O’Rourke secured the EUR599,31 million (AUD955 million) contract to build the new Sydney Metro underground platforms at Central Station and Central Walk, a key component of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project.

Laing O’Rourke will deliver the project alongside global architecture firm Woods Bagot and its partner John McAslan + Partners, and with one of the world's leading design partnerships comprising GHD and Aurecon.

The Central contract includes the excavation and construction of the new underground Sydney Metro platforms at Central beneath platforms 13 and 14; Central Walk – a new 19 m wide underground concourse from Chalmers Street, connecting customers to suburban rail platforms, Sydney Metro platforms, the new light rail and buses.

Completion of the Central Walk and Central Station metro upgrade contract is expected in 2022, with Central Walk open to customers.

Once the Central contract is complete, work will continue along the 30km length of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project to lay tracks and fit out stations before services start in 2024. Visit https://www.sydneymetro.info and https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au and http://www.laingorourke.com. 11/18.

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Railways Metro, Sydney - au/11

The three groups Lorth JV (a joint venture between Laing O'Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd and John Holland Pty Ltd), Metconnect (a joint venture between Downer EDI Engineering Power Pty Ltd and RCR O’Donnell Griffin Pty Ltd) and Systems Connect (a joint venture between UGL Engineering Pty Ltd and CPB Contractors Pty Ltd) have been shortlisted for the Metro line-wide works which includes laying tracks in the 15.5 km tunnels from Chatswood to Sydenham, installing electrical systems including substations, constructing Sydney Metro Trains Facility South and converting the existing Bankstown Line to allow metro trains to run.

The NSW Government expects to award the contracts later this year.

Sydney Metro services start in the first half of 2019 on the Sydney Metro Northwest project, with metro rail to be extended in 2024 under Sydney Harbour, through the CBD and beyond to Bankstown. Visit https://www.sydneymetro.info/article/groups-shortlisted-two-major-sydney-metro-contracts.


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