MoD – Odense Light Rail Transit – Denmark - Project Profile

MoD – Odense Light Rail Transit – Denmark - Project Profile


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The Municipality of Odense (MoD), through ODENSE Letbane P/S, the public company, is undertaking the Odense Light Rail Transit project in Odense, Denmark.

The project involves the construction of a 21.4km light-rail transit (LRT) line. The project is being implemented in two phases.

The first phase involves the construction of a 14.4km line connecting Tarup in the north with Hjallelese in the south, calling at 26 stations along the route. It will run through Bolbro, Odense city centre and the railway station, and on to the campus of the University of Southern Denmark, the developing area around the new University teaching hospital ending at the Hjallese Railway Station.

The second phase involves the construction of a 7km line connecting Vollsmose in the north with the Odense zoo in the south. Two more additional branches will run from Vollsmose via Vesterbro, connecting to the first phase at Rosengardcentret; and from Odense Zoo to the city center stop.

Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed to assist with project management and provide strategic and economic advice, COWI appointed as the technical consultant with SYSTRA and ETC as sub-consultant.

PLH, Atelier Villes & Paysages, Ramboll and MBD Design have been appointed as the architect for the first phase of the project. The scope of contract for Ramboll was to design all stations and 10 substations.

Nira Construction has been appointed as lead consultant for the first phase.

In November 2013, Odense government agreed to fund US$200 million for the first phase. Odense City Council will fund US$109 million for operation-related costs, including the rolling stock and a control center and Syddanmark region will fund the rest US$436 million capital cost.

ODENSE Letbane P/S, responsible for developing the first light rail line in Denmark's third-largest city, to tender the project as four separate packages, rather than an single design, build, operation and maintenance (DBOM) tender as originally proposed.

The four packages are CW - Civil Works, RS - Rolling Stock (train sets), TS – Transportation Systems (Transportsystemer), O&M – Operations and Maintenance (Drift og Vedligeholdelse). It will be awarded in lots.

The CW covers the all works outside the tramway construction zone, as well as a Park & Ride facility, the TS all works inside the tramway construction zone as well as supporting systems/equipment, the RS covers the supplying of track, and the O&M covers the operations and maintenance of the entire Odense Tramway System for a period of 8 years

In July 2015, ODENSE Letbane P/S has invited request for qualification (RFQ) from prospective bidders to submit proposal the supply of RS and TS. The submission deadline is August 31, 2015.

The O&M package is expected to be tendered out during 2017.

The TS encompasses track, electrification, telecoms, Scada, signalling, a control and maintenance center, and stations, while RS includes supplying 14 low-floor LRVs, which will be 30m long and 2.65m wide.

In September 2015, ODENSE Letbane P/S has pre-qualified 15 companies and consortia of 36 applicants for the TS & RS package. The bidding process begins in November 2015 and preferred supplier to be selected by October 2016.

The following companies have been pre-qualified to "Odense Tramway - L1 - Transportation System" as a single procurement:

  • JV1 Acciona + CG Jensen + Efacec (ACE Consortium)
  • Ansaldo STS SpA (ASTS), Alpiq EnerTrans SpA (AETI) and G.C.F. Generale Costruzioni Ferroviarie SpA (GCF)
  • COMSA, S.A.U
  • Siemens A/S, Siemens AG and Aarsleff Rail A/S
  • Strukton-Arkil JV I/S / Strukton Systems B.V. / Alstom Transport SA-Alstom Transport Danmark A/S

  • The following companies have been pre-qualified to "Odense Tramway - L2 - Rolling Stock" as a single procurement:
    • ALSTOM Transport Danmark A/S
    • Bombardier Transportation Denmark A/S
    • Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) S.A.
    • Skoda CZ
    • Stadler Pankow GmbH

    • The following companies have been pre-qualified for both "Odense Tramway – L1 – Transportation System" and "Odense Tramway - L2 - Rolling Stock" as a total offering:
      • JV2 Acciona + CG Jensen + Efacec + SCODA (ACES Consortium)
      • Ansaldo STS SpA (ASTS), Alpiq EnerTrans SpA (AETI) and G.C.F. Generale Costruzioni Ferroviarie SpA (GCF) and Stadler Pankow GmbH (STAP)
      • Odense Letbane Transport (Colas Rail, CAF, Aecom, Aarsleff A/S)
      • Siemens A/S, Siemens AG and Aarsleff Rail A/S
      • Strukton-Arkil JV I/S / Strukton Systems B.V. / Alstom Transport, SA-Alstom Transport Danmark A/S

      • In October 2015, Odense Letbane P/S awarded the insurance service contract to Gjensidige Forsikring, for the Lot No: 1, titled Entreprise infrastruktur; to Codan Forsikring for Lot No: 2 (titled Entrepriseforsikring tog); and to HDI Gerling Forsikring for Lot No: 3 (titled Professionelt ansvar).

        In November 2015, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Copenhagen and Skoda Transportation hosted the first joint meeting of the consortium which pre-qualified in tender to supply tram system, including rolling stock, for the city Odense. The consortium included CG Jensen (Denmark), Efacec (Portugal), Acciona (Spain) and Škoda Transportation (Czech Republic).

        In December 2015, a request for pre-qualification was issued with seven lots (four smaller and three large lots) which falls under the overall supply package Odense Light rail - Work (CW) in the establishment of Odense Light rail system for the first phase with a deadline of February 3, 2016.

        In April 2016, ODENSE announced following companies as the pre-qualified bidders for Odense Light rail - Work (CW):

        Pre-qualified companies for three large lots from Idrottsparken - Vesterbro, Vestre Stationsvej - Østre Stationsvej, Nyborgvej - Ørbækvej North includes:
        • Arkil A/S
        • Barslund A/S
        • Kamco A/S
        • MJ Eriksson A/S
        • Munck Forsyningsledninger A/S
        • Per Aarsleff A/S

        • Pre-qualified companies for four small lots from Rismarksvej, Albanigade - Benediktsgade, Ørbækvej South - Campusvej, Park & Ride - Hjallesegade includes:
          • Hansson & Knudsen A/S
          • Ollerup A/S,
          • TC Systems A/S
          • The consortium of Marius Pedersen A/S and Egelund A/S Construction

          • In May 2017, Spanish construction firm Comsa was awarded the construction contract and Swiss rolling stock manufacturer Stadler was awarded the supply contract for the first phase.

            The first phase of the project is scheduled to be completed and operational by 2020. The second phase is expected to be completed in 2024.


            The project involves the construction of a 21.4km LRT in Odense, Denmark.

            The US$743 million project includes the following:

            1. Construction of 26 stations under first phase

            2. Construction of 10 substations under first phase

            3. Installation of the signaling systems

            4. Installation of the electrical systems

            5. Installation of the safety and security systems
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