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Scheme approved and now under preparation by Delcan and Mott MacDonald with NTA Urban Construction Lines, a government corporation. BOT tenders will be called for US$2bn first phase which includes underground section from Petah-Tikva to Bat-Yam. Six-year construction period. Dec 1998. De Leuw Cather awarded preliminary design contract for the first 18 km of line which will now be built for light rail operation with a view to possible conversion to metro standards in the future. Sept 1999. Approval given for Red Line, partly in tunnel, to run between Peta-Tikva and Bat-Yam. It will be designed with overhead power supply for initial use, but alignment geometry and tunnel diameter will permit easy future conversion to heavy metro. Visit www.mottmac.com Sept 2000.BOT tenders expected end-2000 for 21 km Red line from Peta Tikva to Bat Yam via Jabitinsky Road, Hameslia and Jaffa, with 7 km Peta Tikva to Jaffa in cut-and-cover tunnel. Construction to start within two years for completion by 2008. Promoter NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd for Municipality of Tel Aviv. December 2000. Tender documents in preparation for 22 km Red Line to start construction in 2003 for opening 2008. Now to include 9 km of tunnel bored 40 m below street level. In first stage, 7 km will be driven between Allenby and Ben Gurion, to be followed later by 2 km extension from Ben Gurion to Geha. Project management by Mesillot, a jv of Hatch Mott MacDonald, Delcan, and Amy-Metom. Green Line from Rishon and Holon in the south, via the city centre, to Arlosoroff in design as LRT with interchanges with Red Line at Allenby and Arlosoroff. Visit www.hatchmott.com 03/01. Invitation to tender for BOT construction of 22 km-long red line with 7-9 km of tunnels expected September, 2001. Visit www.hatchmott.com 34/01. Invitation to prequalify, deadline 23rd May, 2002 for the US$1 billion 22 km Red Line under BOT contract. Includes 7.5 km of tunnels in the city centre and elevated sections to Petach Tikva and Bat Yam. Work on first stage to start in 2004 with commissioning expected for 2009. Contact NTA (Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd.), 13 Gush Etzion St, 3rd floor (Shay Sohlberg, Manager of the Economics and Legal Division), Givat Shmuel, 54030, Israel, tel +972-(0)3-5320530, fax +972-(0)3-5480354, PQ_TENDER@nta.co.il. To get the 'Right to Participate and Threshold Requirements' document, e-mail thierry@tunnelbuilder.com. Also under planning are the Green Line from Rishon Lezion via Holon to Tel Aviv where it will cross the Red Line, the Yellow Line from Tel Aviv to Ramat Gan, Ramat Hasharon and Herzliya, and the Purple Line to Kiryat Ono. 51/01. Three international consortia will submit their bids on 31st July for the construction of the Tel Aviv metro. They are: Afriqua Israel, Siemens, Aecon (Canada); Dragados, Israeli construction firm Ashtrom, Alstom, Vivendi Environnement unit Connex; and RATP, Boig (France), Bomvred (Canada). The latter consortium is currently negotiating with two Israeli companies to get them to join the project. The first two consortia are also candidates for the Jerusalem light rail project. Read E-News Weekly # 24. The Tel Aviv metro is a 22 km network, both elevated and below ground, from Petah Tikva, north of Tel Aviv, to Bat Yam in the south. Estimated cost of $1.2 billion. 27/02. Four international consortia have submitted bids in the first tender to build and operate the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Light Railway Red Line. The first consortium comprises Siemens, Aecon Group, HTM (Netherlands), Africa-Israel Investments, and Egged Bus Cooperative. The second consortium comprises Bombardier, Bouygues, Paris metro operator RATP, and Israel's Property & Building and the Dan bus company. The third consortium is headed by Polar Investments, with Ashtrom, Alstom, Connex-CGEA, and Housing & Construction Holding Co. (Shikun u'Binui). The fourth consortium comprises Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF), Daewoo International, BVG (Germany), and Israel's Ocif Investments & Development, Shafir Civil & Marine Engineering, Gmul, Granite Hacarmel Investments, and Bateman Engineering.The consortia for the final stage will be chosen by early 2003. The final tender will be published by mid-2003 and construction will begin in early 2005. The first trains are scheduled to operate in 2010. 45/02. The subcommittee for important infrastructure plans approved the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Light Railway Red Line. The line will be completely underground in the 7.5 km from Manshieh, through Ramat Gan, to the border of Bnei Brak. 32 stops are planned, including 11 underground. An award is pending. 12/03.The three shortlisted groups for the first phase of the Tel Aviv light rail are Siemens, Aecon Group, HTM, Africa-Israel Investments, and Egged Bus Cooperative; Bombardier, RATP, Bouygues, Property & Building, and Dan Bus Cooperative; and Alstom, Connex, Ashtrom, Housing & Construction Holding, and Polar Investments.The 22 km first phase includes 7.5 km of tunnels. 30/03.Five companies have joined forces to make up the Metropolitan Transportation Solution (MTS) consortium, which is competing in the Tel Aviv light railway tender. The companies are Africa-Israel Investments, Egged Bus Cooperative, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), Portugal's Soares da Costa and Siemens. Each company will have a 20% share in the consortium, which will be led and managed by Africa-Israel. The tender is for the digging and construction of two light rail lines, one from Petah Tikva to Rishon LeZion, and the other from the Glilot junction in north Tel Aviv to western Rishon LeZion, with several branches and sublines. Construction will take an estimated 5-10 years. 27/04.MTS, a consortium which consists of Africa-Israel, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), Soares da Costa, the Egged bus cooperative, Siemens, and the leading Dutch transportation company HTM won a BOT contract for the 22 km Red Line. The contract is worth ILS7.1 billion, the biggest private sector contract ever tendered in Israel's history. MTS' bid was just ILS400 million under that of rival Metrorail, who bidded at ILS7.5 billion. The defeated Metrorail consortium is expected to file suit against the award to MTS. Even if MTS finally succeeds, it will have first to finish detailed planning and overcome many other financial and administrative difficulties, including working with the mayors of five different municipalities along the route. Visit www.africa-israel.com, www.ccecc.com.hk and www.soaresdacosta.ptThe line runs from Petah Tikva bus station through Bnei Brak and Ramat Gan through to central Tel Aviv, Jaffa and Bat Yam. About 10 kilometres of the line is to be built underground, with ten underground stops (Allenby, Carlebach, Yehudit, Shaul HaMelech, Arlozorov, Abba Hillel, Bialik, Ben Gurion, Aharonowitz, and Em HaMoshavot), with an average distance of 500 metres between them. Tunnelling is due to begin in late 2008-early 2009. The first phase is expected to be operational in 2013. MTS will operate the line for 22 years. Read E-News Weekly 6/2006, 24/2005, 6/2005 & 47/2004. Click il/13. 03/07.

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Invitation to prequalify, deadline 27.09.2012, for tender 017-2012 design-build of 1.5 km-long twin-tube NATM section of Red Line from Em Hamoshava to Geha Junction at Petah Tikva comprising total of 3.5 km of mining including crosspassages. Tender documents available for download at NTA website www.nta.co.il/site/en/neta.asp?pi=464. Bidders conference at location to be advised by NTA. All questions to tender017_2012@nta.co.il. 28/12.  

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Invitation to prequalify, deadline 22.08.2012, for tender 053-2011 design-build of 8 km-long, twin-tube, 6.5 m-diameter TBM section of Red Line from Geha Junction, along Jabotinski St in Bnei Brak and Ramat Gan and Menachem Begin Road in Tel Aviv to Elifellet station at the old Turkish rail lines. Contract includes eight station boxes, box for track crossover at Ben Gurion station, and crosspassages. Three shafts are in place at Geha Junction in Bnei Brak, Hertzel St, and Galei Gil. Eight TBMs are required. Tender documents available for download at NTA website www.nta.co.il/site/en/neta.asp?pi=464. Bidders conference at location to be advised by NTA. All questions to tender053_2011@nta.co.il. 28/12. 

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Invitation to tender, deadline 25.06.2015, for the design and build of rail tunnels and the construction of station boxes for the 24 km-long Red Line Project - Eastern Segment, from Ben Gurion to Em-Hamoshavot, including certain boxes at Tel Aviv. The works comprise the construction of three stations at Aharonovitz, Ben Gurion and Em Hamoshavot, including: traffic diversions; design and construction of two twin tube TBM tunnels from the depot portal to Ben Gurion; design and construction of two twin tube tunnels from Shenkar Portal to Chambers 1/5 and 2/6; design and construction of bi-furcating chambers 1/5, 2/6 and 2/8; design and construction of a tunnel from 5/8 Shaft to Chamber 2/8; the construction of cross-passages, including internal walls; design and construction of sub-invert base slab ready for track bed in tunnels; and the performance of all other works as described in the bidding documents. Mandatory bidders’ conference will be held on 25.03.2015. Clarifications have to be requested before 04.06.2015 from NTA, attn Helen Maor, e-mail tender0105_2014@nta.co.il. Tenders to be sent to NTA, Tender Committee, Holon, Israel, tel +972-3-7243000. Participation in the Tender is subject to a non-refundable payment of 20,000 NIS in consideration for the preparation of the Tender. Visit http://www.nta.co.il/sites/default/files/tender_advertisement_tbm_east.pdf. Ref.n. 0105/2014. 10/15.

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Invitation to tender, deadline 15.09.2016, for operation and maintenance of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Red Line Project in Tel Aviv. The term of the engagement is for 10 years from the commencement of the Full Operation Phase, with a right of NTA to extend such term for an additional period of up to 6 years. Participation in the Tender is subject to a non-refundable payment of 25,000 NIS. For clarifications purpose contact Helen Maor, e-mail O&M_Tender_0036_2016@nta.co.il no later than 14.08.2016. Bidders are required to send NTA an e-mail stating that the payment has been remitted: e-mail O&M_Tender_0036_2016@nta.co.il. Visit http://www.nta.co.il/en/tender/1266. Ref.n. 0036/2016. 31/16.


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NTA awarded to the Solel Boneh (49%) and China Rail Tunnel Group (51%) Joint Venture the contract for the design and build of the tunnel section from Hertzl Shaft to the Ben Gurion Station which is part of the Red Line in Tel Aviv.  This section will be driven by 6 TBMs. The contract includes 11 km of 5·5 m diameter twin tunnels linked by 16 cross passages with 6 underground stations (Allenby, Yehudit, Shaul Hamelech, Arlozorov, Abba Hillel and Bialik). The 23 km Red Line will link Petakh Tikva, to the northeast of Tel Aviv, with Bat Yam to the south; it is expected to open for traffic in 2021. For further information please visit http://www.nta.co.il. 22/15.


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Invitation for Pre-Qualification, deadline 13.12.2018, to participate in tenders for the Tel Aviv Metropolitan LRT Network - Green and Purple lines. The Green Line will connect the southern parts (Rishon Lezion and Holon) and northern parts (Hertzliya and Kiryat Atidim) of the Tel-Aviv metropolitan area, to the Tel-Aviv city centre. The Green Line is planned to run mostly at street level (34 km of “at-grade” tracks) and partly underground (5 km of underground tracks) including 58 stops “at-grade” and 4 underground stations.

The 29 km at-grade Purple Line will connect the eastern parts of the Tel-Aviv metropolitan area (Ramat Gan, Yehud, Or Yehuda, Petach Tikvah and Givat Shmuel) to the Tel-Aviv city centre with 44 stops. Requests for Clarifications or questions have to be sent to  email nta@ntatender.nta.co.il no later than 15.10.2018. Contact NTA- Metropolitan Mass Transit System, Holon, Israel.

Visit https://www.nta.co.il/en/tender/2286. Ref.n. 097/2018. 39/18.

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Public Tender, deadline 15.05.2019, for the Design Build of Two Bored (TBM) Single Track Tunnels, Portals and Station Outer Boxes for the Green Line Project. The Green line is a light rail line for the Tel Aviv metropolitan area mass transit system. The length of the line is approximately 39km, of which 4.5km are underground, with 61 stations, five of which are underground (the Levinski,  Carlebach, Dizengoff, Kikar Rabin/Municipality, and Arlozorov stations). The Bidders' Conference will be held by the NTA on 20.02.2019 at the Crowne Plaza Tel-Aviv City Centre hotel in Tel-Aviv. Any requests for clarification must be sent to ntatender2372018@nta.co.il by no later 15.03.2019. Contact NTA - Metropolitan Mass Transit System, Holon, Israel, tel +972-3-7243000. Visit https://www.nta.co.il/en/tender/2451. Tender n. 237/2018. 06/19.


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Postponed until the 21.02.2019 the deadline for the invitation for Pre-Qualification to Participate in Tenders for the Tel Aviv Metropolitan LRT Network - Green and Purple lines. The Green Line will connect the southern parts (Rishon Lezion and Holon) and northern parts (Hertzliya and Kiryat Atidim) of the Tel-Aviv metropolitan area, to the Tel-Aviv city centre. The Green Line is planned to run mostly at street level (34 km of “at-grade” tracks) and partly underground (5 km of underground tracks) including 58 stops “at-grade” and 4 underground stations.

The 29 km at-grade Purple Line will connect the eastern parts of the Tel-Aviv metropolitan area (Ramat Gan, Yehud, Or Yehuda, Petach Tikvah and Givat Shmuel) to the Tel-Aviv city centre with 44 stops. Any requests for clarification must be sent to ntatender@nta.co.il, attn Irit Rachovin.

Contact NTA - Metropolitan Mass Transit System, Holon, Israel, tel

+972-3-7243000. Visit https://www.nta.co.il/en/tender/2286. Tender n.

097/2018.06/19.


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