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Taiwan, Taipei - tw/13

Mass Transit

  Commissioning of first section of planned five-line, 88 km system. 5.4 km Orange Line opened from Nanshih Ciao to Kuting. Red Line from Kuting to Taipei main station opened to connect with existing northern section of Red Line from main station to Tamsui. The southern section of Red Line will open shortly, following design improvements. April 1999.  Bilfinger & Berger reports completion of 4.5 km Chungho line with four stations six months ahead of schedule. Twin tracks in separate 6.1 m-diameter segmentally-lined tubes constructed using three TBMs. Stations built using cut-and-cover with diaphragm walls up to 55 m-deep and 1.2 m-thick braced by multiple layers of steel girders. Foundation piles 1.5 m-diameter and up to 80 m-deep will allow further overhead development. Visit www.bilfingerberger.de for more details. October 1999.Contract CG590C for the eastern end of Xindian-Songshan MRT Green Line, worth USD220 million, was signed with Da Cin Construction on 29th March, 2006. This 3.02 km-long section, scheduled to be completed at the end of October 2012, includes two underground stations (Nanjing Sanmin and Songshan), a crossover section, a tail-track work shaft and three shield-driven tunnel sections. The western edge of the construction begins from Taipei Stadium MRT station at the intersection of Nanjing East Road and Beining Road and is bounded on the east by the Songshan station tail-track work shaft on the west side of intersection of Bade Road and Yucheng Street.The external and internal diameters of the tunnel are 6.1 m and 5.6 m respectively. The tunnel central depth is comprised between 15.7 m and 28.1 m. Most of the tunnel path is located in soft to medium stiff silty clay layers. Underground water level depth is about 2 m. Three EPB shield TBMs will be used, with lining concrete rings consisting of six segments (K type:1 piece, B type: 2 pieces, A type: 3 pieces). Muck wagons for mucking-out.The tail-track work shaft is a cut-and-cover structure with dimension of 42.7 m x 19.1 m x 22.2 m (length x width x depth). The dimension of the Nanjing Sanmin station is 234 m x 36.7 m x 20.2 m (L x W x D). The dimension of the Nanjing Songshan station is 390 m x 23.6 m x 21.2 m (L x W x D). Tunnel construction period: April 2009-August 2010. The scheduled date for completion of other underground structures is January 2011.The Songshan line will connect Nangang line, Danshui line, Xinzhuang line and Muzha line. It will start from the west of Ximen station on the Nangang line. The total length of this line will be approximately 8.5 km featuring eight underground stations. When the line is completed in 2013, the trip from Songshan station to Ximen station will only take 15 minutes. Visit www.dorts.gov.tw/welcome.htm 27/06.For contract CG590B of the Songshan Line put out to tender by the Department of Rapid Transit Systems (DORTS), the tunnel length is 2,040 metres. There are four tunnels between stations G17 and G18 and G18 and G19. In G17-G18, the upper track has a length of 318.9 metres and the down track a length of 318.6 metres. In G18-G19, the upper track is 701.5 metres and the down track 701.4 metres. The external diameter of the tunnel is 6.1 m and the internal diameter is 5.6 m. Contract CG590B is located in the Taipei basin and the stratigraphic unit is Songshan formation of the Quaternary. The Songshan formation is alluvium deposits composed of silty clay and silty sand interbeds. The thickness of topsoil is about 2-3 metres and there are silty clay and silty sand by order under the topsoil. There are gravels until 55 metres deep.The construction method of the underground stations, the pocket track and the common duct is cut and cover while the tunnels will be bored by a shield tunnel boring machine.There are two underground stations (G18 and G19). The G18 is a three-basement underground station (21.87 m wide x 240 m long x 24.7 m deep). The G19 is also a three-basement underground station (25.95 m wide x 219 m long x 25 m deep). Other underground structures include one trumpet section (east side of G17), one pocket track (west side of G18) and one common duct. The trumpet section is 11.5-13 m wide, 90 m long and 20.5 m deep. The pocket track is 9 m wide, 365.3 m long and 24.7 m deep. The length of the common duct is 1,985 m, including 1,808 m in cut-and-cover, 177 m in pipejacking, a 4.7 m wide x 2.4 m high box structure east of Tuahwa North Road and a 2.4 m-wide x 2.4 m-high box structure west of Tuahwa North Road.The detail design consultant are Resources Engineering Services and CTCI Corporation. The project will be built between 10th July, 2006 and April 2013. The estimated amount of contract CG590B is TWD10,082,311,163. Contract CG590A of the Songshan Line is under design. Visit www.dorts.gov.tw/welcome.htm, www.res.com.tw and www.ctci.com.tw 28/06.Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) announced that its electronics arm, Singapore Technologies Electronics (ST Electronics), has won a contract worth about SGD36 million from Marubeni for Taipei's Songshan and Xinyi mass rapid transit (MRT) lines. ST Electronics will design, supply, install and commission the MRT's communications system and the train-borne communications system for the two lines. The new communications system for the two new lines will be integrated into the existing systems of the Red/Green line network at the existing Operation Control Center (OCC). These state-of-the-art systems will facilitate an efficient, reliable and safe mode of transportation in Taipei city. ST Electronics will begin work on the 6.4 km Xinyi line with its six underground stations and the 8.5 km Songshan line with eight underground stations, in the first quarter of 2008. Completion is expected to be in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Visit www.stee.stengg.com or www.stengg.com and www.marubeni.com 50-51/07.


DORTS, Taipei's Department of Rapid Transit Systems, has awarded an integrated turnkey contract worth €334m for the first phase of the city's Circular Line automated metro. Ansaldo STS has received a €220m order to supply E&M equipment, including driverless technology and the metro signalling system CBTC Radio (Communications-Based Train Control), whilst AnsaldoBreda will supply 17 trains at a cost of €114m. The first stage of the Circular Line is 15.5 km-long with a depot and 13 elevated stations and one underground station, from Dapinglin to Wugu Industrial Park. This line connects with five MRT lines, the Xindian, Zhonghe, Banqiao, and Xinzhuang lines, and the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Access MRT System. Its entry into service is expected by the end of 2015. The complete Circular Line is planned to be 52 km-long, connecting with 11 MRT lines and passing through 10 administrative districts of Taipei City and Taipei County. The remaining 36 km, of which over 20 km is underground, with 32 stations and two depots are to be built in two later stages. Click here for the map and visit http://english.taipei.gov.tw/dorts/index.jsp, www.ansaldo-sts.com and www.ansaldobreda.it 12/09.


Taiwan, Kaohsiung - tw/12


BOT procurement planned for $3.6 billion first stage funded 90% by central government. Orange Line 14.4 km with 14 stations planned in east-west direction from Sun Yat-sen University through the city and on to Taliao. Red Line 28.3 km with 23 stations planned north-south from Chiatou to Linhai with central one-third in bored tunnels. Construction to start 2001 with commissioning in stages from 2004 to 2007. Technical consultant to the Kaohsiung Department of Rapid Transit Systems is Mott MacDonald. April 1999.   BOT construction of four-line metro to get underway in 2001 with two routes totalling 42.7 km opening between 2004 and 2007. 14.4 km Orange line will run east-west from National Sun Yat-Sen University through city centre to Ta Liao with 14 stations and will include main depot and operations control centre. 28.3 km Red line will run north-south connecting Chiao Tou with Lin Hai industrial park with 23 stations and two depots. Government will fund up to 90% of capital cost. August 1999.  Gamuda Bhd (Malaysia) and New Asia Construction & Development Corp. have jointly secured a four-year civil works contract from the Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corporation for the construction of the Orange Line. The T$7.36 billion contract includes the design and construction of a 4.8 km tunnel, a 4-level underground station and a 2-level underground station. 41/02.Maeda has won a Â¥15 billion (US$122.3 million) order to build a 1.7 km metro section with three stations. This section will be a shield-driven tunnel, 5.6 m in diameter. Work is to begin in November 2002 and take about two and a half years. Visit www.krtco.com.tw and www.kcg.gov.tw 41/02.


Taiwan, Taipei - Kaohsiung - tw/11

High Speed Railway

Taiwan High Speed Rail Consortium commissioned to design, build and operate 340 km line with 35 tunnels from 200 m to 7.2 km long totalling some 50 km. Nine intermediate stations planned at Sungshan, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Miaoli, Taichung, Changhwa, Yunlin, Chiayi and Tainan. Bid value $11.77 bn for start 1998 and completion mid-2003. Possibly the largest BOT contract in the world. Work will be split into 8 to 14 contracts for which pre-qualification is necessary. Design consultant PB International. Technical consultant Mott MacDonald. April 1998.   Mott MacDonald appointed to monitor and audit design, cnstruction and commissioning of $16 billion, 350 km/h railway system, leading the International Railway Engineering Group in jv with Electrowatt Engineering, DE-Consult and Systra. Project will reduce time between centres to 90 minutes and will now enter service 2005. Passes through west coast corridor where 95 % of the population lives and works. Visit www.mottmac.com for more. December 1999. Continental Engineering Corporation/Bilfinger & Berger has been awarded two adjoining contracts in central section of 345 km-long line. C260 contract is for 36.6 km and includes a 7.3 km-long tunnel at Paghuashan with Changhua station. C270 is for 42.8 km mainly cut-and-cover and on viaduct with Yunlin station. Visit www.bub.de May 2000.Obayashi Corporation reports a start on 53 km section from Panchiao to Hsinchu via Taoyuan which includes a 6.5 km tunnel. June 2000. Obayashi-Futsu underway on contract C210 comprising 6.2 km-long x 14 m-diameter Linkou NATM tunnel in sand/gravel alluvium, plus 400 m cut and cover, two portals, two intermediate shafts, 2.6 km-long viaduct and bridge. Also, 1.9 km-long x 14 m-diameter Hueilung drill/blast NATM tunnel in gas-bearing shales/mudstone with one portal. Visit www.ofjvc210.com.tw 25/01.Obayashi-Futsu reports good progress in poor ground on contract C215 comprising 4.2 km-long x 14 m-diameter Hukou NATM tunnel in sand/gravel alluvium, plus 1.2 km cut and cover, two portals, two intermediate adits, 29.3 km-long viaduct and bridge. Also three Taoyuan 14 m-diameter NATM tunnels totalling 2.4 km with three portals. Visit www.ofjvc210.com.tw 27/01.



Tajikistan, Republican Subordination Districts - tj/13


Closing Date: 10.09.2019 (Tender Closed)

Invitation to tender, deadline 10/09/2019, for construction of a section of CAREC (Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation) Corridors 2,3 and 5 between Obigarm and Nurobod, from km 30+217 to km 75+600, less the section which runs from km 72+900 to km 74+303 (Section 3), including 6 new bridges, the rehabilitation of one existing bridge and a 2.6 km hard rock tunnel to be built by drill&blast and all associated works. A 2 stage tender procedure will be adopted. The contract is expected to start on 25.2.2020 and last about 42 months. Contact PIURR, attn Ministry of Transport Mr Nurali Arabzoda, Dushanbe, tel +992372222076, email piurr@bk.ru.  Visit


and https://ecepp.ebrd.com/respond/4B5BY87T8G. Ref. 49650-TeRef-8725723.



Tajikistan, Khatlon Province - tj/12


Prior information notice without call for competition for a project to improve water supply in the Southern Tajikistan cities of Yovon and Isaev. The proposed project has an estimated cost of EUR10.43 million (USD12 million). Contact Mr Ravshan Tuychizoda, SUE Khojagii Manziliyu Kommunali, Dushanbe, tel +992-37 2210691; +992-37 2336014, fax +992-37 2217798, email ravdad@mail.ru. Visit https://www.ebrd.com/work-with-us/procurement/p-pn-181015a.html and http://ted.europa.eu/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=457973-2018.

Ref.n. 9262-GPN-43257. 42/18.


Tajikistan, Khatlon Province - tj/11


Salini Impregilo signed a EUR 3.5 bn ($3.9 bn) framework agreement to build the hydroelectric project, located on the Vakhsh river, in Tajikistan, upstream of Nurek HPP which is currently in operation. Salini Impregilo has also been assigned the EUR1.75 bn ($1.95 bn) Lot 1 of the works. It consists of the building of a 335-m-high rockfill dam with a clay core, which will be the tallest in the world. The dam will be located on the Vakhsh River in Pamir, one of Central Asia's main mountain ranges. The project includes hydraulic tunnels for diversion and spillage (with lengths between 1100 m and 1500 m, diameter between 10 m and 15 m), an underground powerhouse with six units (6 x 600 MW), plant and auxiliary equipment. The agreement between Salini Impregilo and OJSC Rogun Hydropower Project (the state-run company that is coordinating the project) concerns the exploitation of the Pamir’s huge hydroelectric potential and includes four lots. The three remaining lots are seen being assigned to the Group by September 30th 2016. For further information please visit http://www.salini-impregilo.com/en. 27/16. 



Thailand, Bangkok - th/15


The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has awarded a 2.1 billion baht contract to IN consortium, comprising Italian-Thai Development Plc and Nishimatsu Construction, to drill a 5.3 km drainage tunnel between Lat Phrao canal and Phra Khanong. Work would start early next year at Lat Phrao canal, near the Rama IX pond. The tunnel would go to Saen Saeb canal, Sukhumvit 71 road and the Phra Khanong canal before ending at the Phra Khanong water pumping station. The work is due for completion in 2006. Visit www.italian-thai.co.th and www.nishimatsu.co.jp/eng 32/03.


Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to call tenders early-2011 for 6 km-long, 5 m-diameter Ratchadaphisek-Suthisarn tunnel to drain floodwater from Huai Kwang, Din Daeng, Chatuchak, Phrayathai, Dusit and Bang Sue areas, estimated value EUR317 million. Visit www.bangkok.go.th/en/index.php. 52/10.


Thailand, Viphavadi - th/14

Cable Tunnel

  7.2 km-long Rangsit Road project mobilising with shafts under construction at 600-700 m intervals by Italian Thai Skanska jv. Two Herrenknecht 3.2 m-diameter EPBs for delivery end-December will install 2.6 m i.d. pipes commencing early-2000. Some drives will be around curves. December 1999.


Thailand, Samutprakarn - th/13

Trunk Sewer

  Planned system 128 km long of which 35 km presently under construction using up to five Soltau 3.5 m-diameter EPB machines fitted with screw augers. Progress limited by availability of jacking shafts, but 16-23 m/day reported for first 4 km of completed 3.0 m internal diameter pipe. More information from paulsoltau@aol.com . October 1999.  Alignment of tunnel parallels the coast at 20 m depth along Sukhumvit Road. Some 65 jacking and reception shafts being installed and a further 40 required for sewer connections. Time for standard 600 m drive between shafts in marine clay horizon is 14 days and time to sink and prepare a shaft for launch is six weeks. Twelve drives completed, with three out of the five Soltau machines in the ground at any one time. Contractor VSK Pipejacking jv will commence another 10 km of small diameter connectors early-2000. December 1999.


Thailand, Bangkok - th/12

Metro Blue Line

Bangkok Transit System received first $87 million to commence construction of 23.7 km Green Line. North and south sections of Blue Line scheduled for completion 2003. NATM consultant: Geoconsult E-mail office@gcs.co.at contact F L Jansky. Nov 1998.   $650 million 10 km-long twin-tube 5.7 m-diameter south section with nine stations under construction by jv of Bilfinger & Berger, Ch Karnchang, Kumagai Gumi and Tokyu Construction and will use two Herrenknecht EPBs ex-Taipei and two new Kawasaki machines. The Herrenknechts will start in July 1999 from Queen Sirikit station and will bore 4.8 km to Hua Lamphong station by mid-2001. The Kawasaki machines will start from the Rama IX station and drive 3.4 km to Queen Sirikit. Precast segmental concrete lining comprising 1.2 m-wide rings of five segments and key with hydrophilic gaskets. Rates of 15 m/machine/24h day are expected in the homogeneous, low-abrasive, boulderless clay. Principal design engineer Maunsell Asia. $770 million 10 km-long north section of similar dimensions with another nine stations under construction by ION jv comprising Italian-Thai, Obayashi and Nishimatsu using four dual-mode open/EPB machines from Kawasaki. Two machines launched from Ratchada station box early-1999 and two from Thiam Ruam Mit station box in April, 1999. Diaphragm walling and core excavation of station boxes is well underway along the route and will be completed ahead of each TBM arrival. Main consultant Ove Arup, sub-consultant for tunnels Geoconsult. Handover scheduled for 2002. June 1999.   First TBMs commissioned for 11 km Bangsue-Lat Phrao-Depot northern section of planned 20.5 km MRTA Blue Line by ION joint venture under $1 billion contract. 9 km of 6 m-diameter twin-bore tunnels and 9 stations designed by Arup Transport. ION comprises Italian Thai, Obayashi and Nishimatsu. Planned southern section of line will extend via Bon Kai to Hua Lum Pong station. August 1999.   Bilfinger & Berger reports completion of 190,000 sq m of diaphragm walls up to 1.2 m-thick for the stations using special equipment in restricted working heights. Foundation levels of stations up to 46 m below ground, with centre columns resting on 1.8 m-diameter piles, 70 m-deep. Dewatering avoided because of fears of settlement. Jet grouting employed to strengthen ground around TBM launch and reception positions and at pump sumps and adits between main tunnels and intervention shafts. Visit www.bilfingerberger.de for further information. October 1999.   SNC-Lavalin awarded three-year, $150 million lump-sum contract in joint venture with Ch Karnchang of Bangkok for the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of trackwork and power systems for the whole 20 km-long metro system. More details at www.snc-lavalin.com November 1999.Total length of eight twin tunnels connecting stations is almost 15 km. Four 6.3 m-diameter EPBs have been used: two launched from Phra Ram 9 station in May/June, 1999; and two from Queen Sirikit National Convention Center station in Sept/Oct, 1999. By April, 2000 nine of the sixteen drives were completed with a peak advance of 35 m/day, erecting 1.2 m-wide, 30 cm-thick, 5 + 1 concrete segment rings. Visit www.bilfingerberger.de and www.herrenknecht.com August 2000.   BMCL Co, a subsidiary of Ch Karnchang, together with Mitsubishi Electric and Alstom, to raise funds for provision of services under its 25-year MRTA contract for the 20 km-long subway being built from Hua Lamphong to Bang Sue, opening end-2002. Visit www.alstom.com 15/01.   CKSL consortium, comprising Ch Karnchang and SNC Lavalin, has completed laying 1 km of track from Rama IX maintenance centre to Thiem Ruam Mitr station. The 60 km tracklaying contract from Bang Sue to Hua Lamphong is progressing at 50 m/day for completion May, 2002. Visit www.snc-lavalin.com 40/01.   MRTA planning 13.8 km-long extension of metro from Hua Lamphong to Bang Khae, beneath Ratanakosin Island. Soft loan sought from JBIC, with 0.75% interest, 10 year grace period, and repayments over 40 years. Economic internal rate of return for extension is 14%. 44/01.  Phase I of a 8.7 km blue Line extension from Hua Lamphong to Bang Wa is awaiting approval by the Committee for the Management of Land Traffic (CMLT). The project includes 4.9 km of tunnels and four underground stations. The MRTA has completed the preliminary design. Project to be implemented under design/build contract. A single tunnel will be located in east Bangkok while a twin tunnel will be built in the west side in Thonburi. The line will cross underground the Chao Phraya river at Pak Khlong Talart. Visit www.mrta.or.th 04/02.