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Ecuador

Ecuador, Papallacta - ec/11

Water Transfer - TBM

  Robbins model 105-144 drove 5.8 km of 6.2 km x 3 m internal diameter tunnel in volcanic tuff at 3,717 m elevation. Contractor Kunz experienced major crown fallouts at 5 km mark with ravelling ground and water. Some 1,200 cu m of material flowed into the TBM drive. Drill/blast relief heading from exit portal met struggling TBM after 400 m in May, 1990. See also Hall of Fame entry. October 1991.



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Egypt

Egypt, Cairo - eg/17

Metro Line 4


On 24 November 2020  National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) - Ministry of Transport awarded to the Egyptian consortium of the Arab Contractors Company (leader), Concord, Petrojet and Hassan Allam Sons the civil works contract (CP401) for the construction of the western part (13.6 km with 12 stations) of Cairo Metro Line ‎‏4‏‎ - Phase ‎‏1‏‎ ‎‎(Hadayek El Ashgar – El Mesaha). Four TBMs (diameter 6.75 m) are used for the tunnels.  

The contract for the eastern El ‎Mesaha ‎- Amr ibn El Aas section -  5.1km with 5 stations - of the of Cairo Metro Line ‎‏4‏‎ - Phase ‎‏1‏‎,  has been  contracted to Orascom Contracting. The technical review has been completed and the financial review is ongoing.  

On 24 November 2020 the consortium Mitsubishi Corporation (56%)/ Orascom Construction PLC (44%) signed the YEN90 bn/USD800 million contract with the National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) to execute the Railway Systems, Track and Depot Works Package (CP411) for Cairo Metro Line 4 Phase 1.  The scope of work included signaling, power supply, telecommunication, platform screen door, automatic fare collection, track work and the depot/workshop.   

In April 2022 the consortium Colas Rail (leader), Orascom Construction and Thales signed the EUR650 million contract with Mitsubishi Corporation for the rail systems, track and depots of the first phase of line 4 of the Cairo, Egypt metro. Colas will be responsible for overseeing the project as well as installing the power supply and assisting with building the track and signaling. Orascom will handle the civil engineering works and build the control center, while Thales will supply and install the comms, control and ticketing systems  

MC has been delivering rolling stock to Egypt for more than 50 years, and to date has supplied the country with approximately 1,600 railway cars. 17/22. 

 

 




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Egypt, Cairo - eg/16

Metro Line 1

Prior information notice without call for competition for Cairo Metro Line 1 Modernisation. The total length of the line is 44 Km including 34 stations. The length of the underground section is 4.5 Km including 5 underground stations. Value of the contract is EUR 751.68 million, 350 million funded by EIB, 50 million by AfD and 144 million by Government.

Tendering for the above contracts is expected to begin on 02/09/2019.Contact National Authority for Tunnels (NAT), attjn Mohamed El Azab Shrief, Cairo,  tel +201016873111 - +201157678138, fax +202/25742950, email NatPldLine1MD@gmail.com. Visit http://ted.europa.eu/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=395411-2019.

Ref.n. 48298-GPN-noTeRef. 35/19



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The JV Italferr (leader)/ Ehaf secured the EUR1 million contract with a 18 months duration  for  Cairo Metro Line 1 Modernisation. The total length of the line is 44 Km including 34 stations. The length of the underground section is 4.5 Km including 5 underground stations.  Contact National Authority for Tunnels (NAT), attjn Mohamed El Azab Shrief, Cairo,  tel +201016873111 - +201157678138, fax +202/25742950, email NatPldLine1MD@gmail.com. Visit https://ecepp.ebrd.com/delta/viewNotice.html?displayNoticeId=13335372. EBRD Project n.48298, Tender n. 9101144. 53/20. 



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Request for proposal for Technical Advisory, deadline 02/05/2021, for Preparation and Implementation of ERPS - Enterprise Resource Programme System  for the 44km Cairo Metro Line 1 Modernization EBRD project. 4,5 km will be underground. Contact Egyptian Company (ECM), attn Ahmed Mahsoub,  Cairo, tel +201224452883, email ahmed.mahsoub@cairometro.gov.eg. Visit https://ecepp.ebrd.com/respond/75289NN2W2. EBRD project n.48298. tender n. 13651723. 15/21. 



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Invitation For Prequalification, deadline 23/08/2021, for Cairo Metro Line 1 Modernisation. Contact National Authority for Tunnels (NAT), attn Mohamed El Azab Shrief, Cairo, tel (+20) 10 16873111-11 57678138, fax (+20)2 25742950, email NatPldLine1MD@gmail.com.  Visit https://ecepp.ebrd.com/delta/viewNotice.html?accessCode=N9QB62ET84. Ref.n. 54/2021. 31/21.  



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Request for proposals, deadline 08/12/2022, for Environmental, Health & Safety and Social Capacity Building and to support the client in the implementation of the two ESAPs (Environmental and Social Action Plans) for metro Line 1 and 2 in Cairo .Contact National Authority for Tunnels (NAT), attn Mohamed El Azab Shrief, Cairo, tel +201016873111 - +201157678138, fax +202/25742950, email NatPldLine1MD@gmail.com. Visit https://ecepp.ebrd.com/delta/viewNotice.html?accessCode=72FYVCY22D. 45/22. 



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Egypt, Alexandria - eg/15

Wastewater

Call for prequalification for the west Alexandria wastewater project, deadline 9th April, 2002. Includes a 14 km-long 2 m-diameter main. Microtunnelling method. Visit http://ted.eur-op.eu.int/ojs/en/frame.htm, OJ S 51, document 39093-2002 or contact Alexandria General Organization for Sanitary Drainage (AGOSD), Alexandria, fax +20 (03) 5911840. 12/02.



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Egypt, Alexandria - eg/14

Pipejack

Arab Contractors, largest construction and contracting group in the Middle East, awarded contract for 2.5 km of 3.03 m o.d./2.5 m i.d. pipe in clay, sand and silt in 300 m drives at 20 m depths. Urgent requirement for reconditioned slurry pipejacking system to purchase or hire for 10-120 weeks, including technical support and site supervision. Full procurement details from info@tunnelbuilder.com November 2000.



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Egypt, Cairo - eg/13

Metro Line 2

  Planned to be 18.5 km-long with 18 stations, 12 of which will be underground. Newly-opened section from interchange with Line 1 at Sadat runs in 4 km bored tunnel under Nile to El Dokki and on to University at grade. Three intermediate cut-and-cover stations at Opera, Dokki and Behoos. Work continues on final 3 km section to Giza with three additional stations for completion end-2000. Mainly French companies involved as Interinfra consortium. Sept 1999. National Authority for Tunnels to invite bids for the construction of a 2.5 km extension to Line 2 from Giza to Moneib. $85.7 million project in design by Systra. Visit www.systra.com 02/01.   French-led Interinfra consortium comprising Vinci, Bouygues, Eiffage, Spie, Alstom Transport, Alcatel Italia and Egyptian firm Arab Contractors commissioned to build 3 km extension plus two stations to link Giza and Munib for $65 million. Work start in October, 2001 for completion in 2003. 45/01.  €50 million loan granted by the European Investment Bank for the 2.6 km extension of the southern end of Line 2 from Giza to Al-Monib. The project includes two new stations in Sakiak Mekky and Al-Monib. 19/02.



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Request for proposals, deadline 08/12/2022, for Environmental, Health & Safety and Social Capacity Building and to support the client in the implementation of the two ESAPs (Environmental and Social Action Plans) for metro Line 1 and 2 in Cairo .Contact National Authority for Tunnels (NAT), attn Mohamed El Azab Shrief, Cairo, tel +201016873111 - +201157678138, fax +202/25742950, email NatPldLine1MD@gmail.com. Visit https://ecepp.ebrd.com/delta/viewNotice.html?accessCode=72FYVCY22D. 45/22. 



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Egypt, Cairo - eg/12

Metro Line 3

  Design study under way by National Authority for Tunnels for new metro to cross city east-west from Salah Salem to Embaba. June 1998.   Will include crossings of the Nile on either side of Zamalek Island and will interchange with Line 1 at Attaba and Line 2 at Nasser.   Invitation to prequalify, deadline 1st October, 2002 for phase 1 Attaba-Abbasia, 4.5 km in length. Group 1 is for signalling and driving modes, centralized control systems, and telecommunication systems. Group 2: heavy civil works and engineering including bored tunnelling, construction of five underground stations with the relevant arrangement works, and annexed structures. Group 3: power supply including the construction of a high voltage station, electro-mechanical equipment, toll equipment, and a light repair workshop at Abbasia. Group 4: track works including both unballasted and ballasted tracks with power third rail as well as the track connection with the railway network. Group 5: rolling stock. The 33 km Line 3, 26 km of which underground, will be built in four stages at a cost of €4.5 billion. Studies have been undertaken by Systra. Visit http://ted.eur-op.eu.int/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=104683-2002, OJ S 135, or contact National Authority for Tunnels, Cairo, tel. +20 202 5742968 or fax +20 202 5742950. 30/02.  Prequalification notice for consultancy services for construction supervision for the 4.3 km first phase of Line 3 between Attaba Square and Abbasia. Visit http://ted.eur-op.eu.int/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=150995-2002, OJ S 192, or contact National Authority for Tunnels, fax +202 5742950. 41/02.Systra is currently analysing the bids received for the first phase of Line 3, a 4.5 km section from Attaba to Abbasia. The three bidders for contract 1 (signalling and telecommunication) are Alcatel / Alstom, Siemens and Citic (China). The two bidders for contract 2 (civil engineering) are Bouygues / Spie / Vinci / Arab Contractors / Orascom (France / Egypt) and OHL / ECTTP (Spain / Egypt). The five bidders for contract 3 (E&M equipment) are Alstom / Spie / Thales / Arab Contractors (France / Egypt), Siemens, Citic, FCC Construccion / ECTTP (Spain / Egypt), and Mitsubishi. The two bidders for contract 4 (track equipment) are Cogifer / Orascom (France / Egypt) and TSO (France). The contracts will be awarded next month. 24/06.The competition for building the first phase of Cairo's metro Line 3 project reached a crucial point with the opening of the financial offers for civil engineering (contract 2) on 12th September, 2006. The group led by Vinci Construction and Bouygues, made a cheaper offer (EUR125.5 million) compared to its main competitor Spanish construction group OHL allied with Egypt's ECTTP. The official outcome for the contract and three others (signalling and telecommunication, E&M equipment and track equipment) will be announced on 5th October. Click eg/12.According to the valuation, the two competitors have been prequalified for the civil works project as well as for the combined project including power supply, electromechanical work, toll equipment, rolling stock maintenance facilities and maintenance management system. However, for the joint work project, the French companies and their partners (namely Arab Contractors and Orascom) are the only ones which have submitted an offer. The ambitious project, promoted by the National Authority for Tunnels (NAT), aims to connect important urban centres, extending from the northwest of greater Cairo at Imbaba, to the north east at Heliopolis, also serving the Cairo International Airport. The entire line will cross under the two branches of the Nile River, with a total length of approximately 33 km, most of which runs though an underground tunnel. Slurry TBM technology will be used. 27 of the 29 stations will be constructed by the cut-and-cover method. 38/06.A group of companies led by Vinci Construction Grands Projets (28.5%), with partners Arab Contractors (27.5%), Bouygues (26%), and Orascom (18%) has just been awarded the civil engineering contract 2 for phase 1 of Line 3 of the Cairo metro. This EUR248.1 million deal is for the construction of 4.3 kilometres of tunnel and five underground stations. Line 3 of the Cairo metro will stretches 33 kilometres to serve 29 stations and will cross the Egyptian capital from east to west, linking the airport, situated 22 km to the northeast of the city centre, to the Mohandessin neighbourhood in Giza. The second phase, 6.2 km long, will be awarded to the same companies, without new invitation to tender. Visit www.nat.org.eg, www.vinci.com, www.arabcont.com and www.bouygues-construction.com 03/07.Contract 1 for signalling and driving modes, centralized control systems, and telecommunication systems has been awarded to Alstom, Alcatel, and Orascom for EUR29.2 million. Visit www.alstom.com, www.alcatel-lucent.com and www.orascom.com 03/07.Contract 3 for power supply including the construction of a high voltage station, electro and mechanical equipment, toll equipment, and a light repair workshop has been awarded to Spie Rail, Alstom and Thales, in partnership with Orascom and Arab Contractors, for EUR121 million. Visit www.spie.com and www.thalesgroup.com 03/07.Vossloh and Cogifer bagged contract 4, worth EUR14.9 million, to lay tracks including both unballasted and ballasted tracks with power third rail as well as the track connection with the railway network. Visit www.vossloh.de and www.cogifer.com 03/07.Contract 5 for rolling stock is not awarded yet. The competitors are Alstom, Mitsubishi, Citic and CAF. Site supervision has been awarded to Systra for EUR5 million. Visit www.systra.com 03/07.



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Invitation to tender using restricted procedure, deadline 19.05.2014, for Project Management & Technical Support to the NAT (National Authority for Tunnels) for the implementation of Cairo Metro Line 3, Phase 3. On the basis of the applications received, between four and eight candidates will be invited to submit detailed tenders for this contract. If the number of eligible candidates meeting the selection criteria is less than the minimum of four, the Contracting Authority may invite the candidates who satisfy the criteria to submit a tender. Provisional date of invitation to tender: June 2014; provisional commencement date of the contract: September 2014.

The Route of this phase extends from El-Attaba to Rod El-Farag corridor, passing through Al-Kit Kaat up to Cairo University station of line 2 with a total length of 18 km and 15 stations. Value of contract up to EUR 4 million. Duration of contract Phase 1 is 39 months, Phase 2 is 39 months. This period may be extended. Applications must be submitted in English exclusively to the Contracting Authority by recorded delivery (official postal service) to European Investment Bank (EIB), Mr Stefan Kerpen, Luxembourg. Visit http://ted.europa.eu/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=130661-2014 and http://www.nat.org.eg/english/phase3line3.html. Ref.n. TA2013041 EG F10. 16/14.



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Three candidates have been shortlisted for Project Management & Technical Support to the NAT (National Authority for Tunnels) for the implementation of Cairo Metro Line 3, Phase 3 and will be invited to submit detailed tenders for this contract. They are Payma Cotas (ES) with Getinsa (ES), Bureau Veritas (FR), and BECT and PUDC of Egypt; Sener (ES) with Artelia (FR); VCE with iC Consultants, both of Austria. The route of this phase extends from El-Attaba to Rod El-Farag corridor, passing through Al-Kit Kaat up to Cairo University station of line 2, with a total length of 18 km and 15 stations. Value of contract up to EUR 4 million. Duration of contract Phase 1 is 39 months, Phase 2 is 39 months. Visit http://ted.europa.eu/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=272358-2014. 33/14.



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The JV led by VINCI Construction Grands Projets alongside Bouygues Travaux Publics, a Bouygues Construction subsidiary, and their Egyptian partners, Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors secured the EUR264 million contract to build the extension of Line 3 of Cairo metro system between Haroun and El Nozha stations. The new phase of works (Phase 4A) consists of 5.15 km of tunnel and five underground stations on Line 3, the east-west link across the Egyptian capital. Visithttp://www.vinci-construction-projects.com. 22/15.



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The consortium Colas Rail SA/Alstom Transport SA/Orascom Construction/Arab Contractors OAO/Alstom Egypt secured the contract for Group 3 - Power Supply including the construction of a High Voltage Station, Electro-Mechanical Equipment, Workshop Equipment, The Civil Works of the Workshop and the High Voltage Station (HVS),  Greater Cairo Metro, Line 3, Phase 3. The route of this phase extends from El-Attaba to Rod El-Farag corridor , passing through Al-Kit Kaat up to Cairo University station of line 2 with a total length of 18 Km, it comprises 15 stations: 8 underground, 5 elevated and 2 at land level. Visit http://ted.europa.eu/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=433380-2015. 51/15.




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The consortium Alstom/Thales secured the contract Group 1 - Signaling and Driving Modes, Centralized Control Systems and Telecommunication Systems for  the Greater Cairo Metro, Line 3, Phase 3. The route of this phase extends from El-Attaba to Rod El-Farag corridor, passing through Al-Kit Kaat up to Cairo University station part of line 2 with a total length of 18 Km, it comprises 15 stations: 8 underground, 5 elevated and 2 at land level. Visit http://ted.europa.eu/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=433379-2015. 51/15.




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Restricted invitation to tender, deadline 15.12.2015, for project management and technical support to the National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) for the implementation of Cairo Metro Line 3, Phase 3. Value contract up to EUR 4,000,000. Duration contract 76 months. Contact EIB, Luxembourg, website http://www.eib.org/about/procurement/calls-technical-assistance/ta2013041.htm. Visit http://ted.europa.eu/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=396839-2015. Ref.n. TA2013041 EG NIF. 15/16.




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Eight candidates have been shortlisted for project management and technical support for the NAT (National Authority for Tunnels) for the implementation of Cairo Metro Line 3, Phase 3 and will be invited to submit detailed tenders for this contract. They are AYESA Ingeneria y Arquitectura (ES); Dar Al-Handasah Consultants (Shair and Partners) s.a.l. (LB)/ Dar Al-Handasah Consultants (Egypt) Ltd (EG); Geodata Engineering SpA. (IT)/ Ardanuy Ingenieria SA (ES); Getinsa-Payma SL (ES)/ Bureau Veritas Egypt (EG)/ Bureau Egyptien de Conseil Techniques (EG)/ Planning and Urban Development Consultants (EG); Hill International NV (NL) ; Sener Ingeneria y Sistemas SA (ES); Tecnica y Proyectos SA (ES)/ ECG Engineering Consultants Group (EG); Transurb SA (BE)/ Menarail Transport Consultants (EG). Visit http://ted.europa.eu/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=119307-2016. Ref.n. TA2013041 EG NIF. 15/16.




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The consortium composed of Systra (contractor), Egis and the Egyptian design consultancies ACE and EHAF, has been awarded an assignment as General Consultant for phase 3 of the third line of the Cairo metro system, comprising final design review and construction supervision up to handover.

Phase 3 extends line 3 westwards from Abbassa. After crossing under the Nile, the line will split into two branches to serve both north and south districts of the west bank. This phase comprises 15 stations and is a total of 18 km long. Most of it will run underground (10 km) with some elevated sections (6 km). Visit https://www.systra.com and http://www.egis-group.com/. 17/16.




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Hill International N.V. from Amsterdam has secured the EUR3,999,410 contract for project management and technical support for the NAT (National Authority for Tunnels) for the implementation of the Cairo Metro Line 3, Phase 3. The duration of the contract is 76 months. Contact BEI, Luxembourg, site http://www.eib.org/about/procurement/calls-technical-assistance/ta2013041. Visit http://ted.europa.eu/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=255702-2017. Ref.n. TA2013041 EG F10. 27/17.



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Egypt, Cairo - eg/11

Highway

Two road tunnels costing $120 million using Herrenknecht Mixshield. Contractor: jv of Campenon Bernard/SGE with Bouyges, Dumez, GTM, Spie Batignolles and Arab Contractors. June 1998.  Two-lane tunnel with two tubes of 2.5 km built by Arab Contractors, Campenon Bernard, Eiffage, and Spie, inaugurated on 28th October, 2001. Equipped with anti-fire walls and slide access every 100 metres to an emergency gallery under the carriageway. 45/01.



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El Salvador

El Salvador, El Cimarron - sv/11

Hydro

A feasibility study on El Cimarron hydro power plant financed by the French government will be conducted by Coyne et Bellier. If built, the scheme will necessitate the building of a 10.8 km-long 5.8 m-diameter tunnel to divert the Lempa River into the Metayate River and conduct the waters to Cerron Grande Dam. Cost estimated at USD405 million. Visit www.coyne-et-bellier.fr and www.cel.gob.sv 19/04.



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Estonia

Estonia, Tallin - ee/12

Railway

Closing Date: 22.11.2016 (Tender Closed)

Restricted  invitation to tender, deadline 22.11.2016, for technical concept and economic assessments (WP3)of the FinsEst Link, which is the tunnel between Helsinki and Tallin. The value of the contract is EUR320,000, excluding VAT. Duration of the contract will be15 months. Further information from https://hanki.tarjouspalvelu.fi/hanki. Tenders must be sent to https://hanki.tarjouspalvelu.fi/?id=72821&tpk=ee228c3b-77ab-43d0-8999-b9a1c6d4a1ee. Click here for tunnelbuilder archive. Visit http://ted.publications.eu.int/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=376828-2016 and http://ted.publications.eu.int/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=365278-2016. Click here for tunnelbuilder archive. Ref.n. CB505 FinEst Link (Finnish Estonian Transport Link. 43/16.




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The Joint Venture Roadplan OÜ from Tartu linn and Stricto Project OÜ from Tallinn secured the EUR647,000 contract, excluding VAT, for the design of tunnels 1a, 2, 3 and 5 for the Ülemiste station. Contact Tallinna Keskkonna- ja Kommunaalamet, attn Karel Saar, Tallinn, tel +372 55540350, email  kommunaal@tallinnlv.ee. Visit http://ted.publications.eu.int/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=500609-2021. Ref.n. 239093. 40/21. 



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