KEC-Siemens JV lower bidder for Kolkata metro Lines 3, 4
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KEC-Siemens JV lower bidder for Kolkata metro Lines 3, 4

The KEC International Ltd-Siemens consortium has emerged as the lower among the two bidders for two contracts for the supply and commissioning of 33 kV power distributions and 750 V DC third rail traction systems for Kolkata metro Line-3 and Line-6.

Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) had opened the financial bids for both contracts for which tenders were invited in November last year, and technical bids were revealed in February 2021 in which Larsen and Toubro (L&T) and KEC-Siemens JV placed bid for both contracts.

This work has been divided into two packages—package 3 and package 4. Package 3 includes Line-3 electrification from Joka to Majerhat section, while package 4 includes Line-6 from Hemendra Mukherjee to the Bidhannagar section.

For package 3, the KEC-Siemens JV had placed a bid value of Rs 241 crore, while L&T had quoted a bid price of Rs 303 crore. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 258.25 crore and is slated to be completed within 24 months from the start of construction work.

Scope of work for package 3 includes engineering, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of 33 kV power distribution, traction substation, auxiliary substations and 750 V DC third rail traction system for Joka-Majerhat Corridor (Mominpur) and Airport-New Garia Corridor to Bidhannagar of the Kolkata metro.

For package 4, the KEC-Siemens JV had placed a bid value of Rs 295 crore, while L&T placed a bid value of Rs 303 crore. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 314.65 crore and is to be completed in 30 months.

Scope of work for package 4 includes engineering, supply, erection, testing and Commissioning of 33 kV power distribution, traction substation, auxiliary substations and 750 V DC third rail traction system for Airport-New Garia Corridor Bidhannagar-Bimanbandar including New Town Depot.

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Also read: Kolkata Metro’s East-West Corridor project kicks off

The KEC International Ltd-Siemens consortium has emerged as the lower among the two bidders for two contracts for the supply and commissioning of 33 kV power distributions and 750 V DC third rail traction systems for Kolkata metro Line-3 and Line-6. Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) had opened the financial bids for both contracts for which tenders were invited in November last year, and technical bids were revealed in February 2021 in which Larsen and Toubro (L&T) and KEC-Siemens JV placed bid for both contracts. This work has been divided into two packages—package 3 and package 4. Package 3 includes Line-3 electrification from Joka to Majerhat section, while package 4 includes Line-6 from Hemendra Mukherjee to the Bidhannagar section. For package 3, the KEC-Siemens JV had placed a bid value of Rs 241 crore, while L&T had quoted a bid price of Rs 303 crore. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 258.25 crore and is slated to be completed within 24 months from the start of construction work. Scope of work for package 3 includes engineering, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of 33 kV power distribution, traction substation, auxiliary substations and 750 V DC third rail traction system for Joka-Majerhat Corridor (Mominpur) and Airport-New Garia Corridor to Bidhannagar of the Kolkata metro. For package 4, the KEC-Siemens JV had placed a bid value of Rs 295 crore, while L&T placed a bid value of Rs 303 crore. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 314.65 crore and is to be completed in 30 months. Scope of work for package 4 includes engineering, supply, erection, testing and Commissioning of 33 kV power distribution, traction substation, auxiliary substations and 750 V DC third rail traction system for Airport-New Garia Corridor Bidhannagar-Bimanbandar including New Town Depot. Image Source Also read: Kolkata Metro’s East-West Corridor project kicks off

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