NAT – Metro Rail Expansion: Line IV – Cairo - Project Profile
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The National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) is undertaking the Line IV Metro Rail Expansion project in Cairo, Egypt.
The project involves the construction of the 24km underground metro line and is being implemented in multiple phases.
The line will run from Haram district reaching the New Cairo district connecting Greater Cairo from west to east.
The first phase includes the construction of an 18km underground metro line from El-Malek El-Saleh Station (Interchange at Line 1) to the October-Oasis Highway Station along with the 16 stations.
The exact route of the remaining phases is yet to be decided.
The project will include the construction of the ticket halls, station bridge concourse, platforms, access shafts and cross-passages, Installation of electrical lines and safety systems. A tunnel boring machine (TBM) will be used to carry out the construction work.
Environics has been appointed as the Environmental Impact Assessment study consultant for Phase I of the project.
Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has been appointed as the Lead Consultant on the project. In November 2010, the first phase of the project received environmental approval.
In March 2012, the company signed a loan agreement with JICA to fund US$391 million for the first phase of the project implementation. The funding is the first installment of a US$1,200 million loan that will be repaid over 30 years. The Egyptian government will provide a further US$2,400 million for the project.
JICA has conducted a design study on the project under the Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan.
Nippon Civic Consulting Engineers Co., Ltd., a member of the Nippon Koei Group, has been appointed to undertake the feasibility, basic design and detailed design for the for Phase I of the project.
Japan's government has expressed interest to finance the second phase of the project too. Presently Japan is in talks with Egyptian government officials to US$1,200 million contribution to the second phase project.
In October 2015, NAT issued tenders for the consulting engineers for the proposed project.
On October 25, 2015, NAT issued a request for prequalification (RFPQ) for the provision of electromechanical and civil works for construction of the first phase of the project with submission deadline as December 22, 2015.
In November 2015, NAT invited six Japanese firms to bid for project management, civil works and supply of rolling stock for the first phase of the project, with submission deadline as December 22, 2015. These six firms include Nippon Koei, Oriental Consultants, Japan International Consultants for Transportation, Tonichi Engineering, Japan Electrical Consulting and Nippon Civic Consulting Engineers.
NAT is in the process of appointing consulting engineers and project management firm for the project.
3 consortiums, including several Japanese companies, have submitted their technical proposals for supply carriages for the first phase to NAT. The NAT is currently studying the technical and financial proposals submitted. The tender calls for companies to supply eight trains, each with 23 carriages, totaling 184 carriages, in addition to a train simulator to train the drivers.
In January 2016, site preparatory works commenced.
In April 2016, Egyptian National Authority agreed with JICA on providing the second finance tranche for the project.
In August 2016, four companies chosen to enter the final tender of the implementation of the first phase. The four companies are Mitusi & Co Ltd, Hitachi Sumitomo, Marubeni Corporation, and Mitsubishi and Orascom Corporation Joint venture.
NAT has contracted with an Egyptian-Japanese coalition to carry out advisory works during the implementation of the first phase. The winning coalition is formed of five companies: Nippon Quoi, Nippon Civic, Oriental Consultants, ACE, and EHAF.
Site preparatory activities are underway.
The project involves the construction of a 24km-long underground metro line in Cairo, Egypt.
The US$7,888 million project includes the following: