14 news Consortium including two Turkish companies wins Doha Metro line project International: As part of a five-partner consortium, two Turkish companies won Doha Metro design and construction contract. The deal is worth USD 4.4 Billion and it is the largest contract won by Turkish companies abroad. The metro line is being built as part of Qatar’s construction plans ahead of the 2022 World Cup. Qatar has selected Turkish contractors STFA and
Ellaktor lands major Doha metro project
Uraltransmash, a subsidiary of the Uralvagonzavod R&D Corporation, is partnering with Polish manufacturer PESA to build the new low-floor vehicles. “In December, we entered into a supply contract for 120 new trams. Of this total, 70 trams are expected to enter into operation this year, and another 50 next year. These trams are currently being tested”, Sobyanin added.
International: Ellaktor subsidiary Aktor has secured the biggest construction project ever obtained by a Greek company abroad by signing the contract for the study and construction of the Gold Line Underground metro line in Doha, Qatar, worth 3.2 billion euros. Aktor leads the ALYSJ JV consortium with a 32 percent stake. Sources say that the other participants in the consortium are India’s Larsen & Toubro, Turkey’s Yapi Merkezi and STFA, and Qatar’s Al Jaber Engineering. Gold Line will be one of four Doha metro lines and forms part of the preparations for the 2022 World Cup. With this contract, the Ellaktor group will have outstanding projects of 3.9 billion euros, which will soon exceed 4 billion euros after the signing of new contracts for projects mainly in the Balkan market.
Electric train network to be created in Astana
Tehran inaugurates new metro section Iran: Tehran Mayor Mohammad Qalibaf officially inaugurated the second section of Line 3 of the Tehran Metro with a length of 12 km. The project’s cost amounted to IRR 20 Thousand Billion (EUR 567 Million). The first section of Line 3, of 7km, was inaugurated in December 2012. Line 3 will have a total of 37 km and will connect the south to the north of the city. Tehran Metro has four lines, totalling around 152 km and 85 stations.
New Moscow tram fleet to enter service in July Russia: A new fleet of modern trams will arrive on the streets of Moscow in July, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has said. More than half of 120 trams ordered by the city will enter service in the summer, with the remaining 50 set to go into operation in 2015. www.railwaypro.com | May 2014
Yapı Merkez, along with Indian’s Larsen & Toubro, Greece’s Aktor group and Qatar’s al-Jaber Engineering, with the rights to build the Gold Line section of the Doha Metro. STFA and Yapı Merkezi will hold the largest share of the contract, controlling a 40% stake in the project. The project should be completed in 2018 and this objective requires the simultaneous operation of 6 TBMs. Doha Metro will connect the city centre to the shopping centres and main stadiums, and all lines, including the Gold Line, will be built in the underground due to the densely populated areas of the city.
Kazakhstan: Kazakh government and Asian Development Bank (ADB) agreed to finance a project on creating an electric train network in Astana. “This project will contribute to urban mobility and improve quality of life, thus supporting a balanced growth in the rapidly developing capital,” said the message from Kazakh Economy and Budget Planning Ministry. “Smart Astana (smart city) project has already been launched. Its first phase will include two directions -- “Safe City” and “Intelligent Transport System”, and the smart city should be completely constructed by 2017,” according to the ministry’s message. “Smart Astana” is based on the European smart cities’ development model. A particular emphasis will be placed upon the development of public transport. The construction of the light rail transit (LRT) system will start and special large buses will be introduced in the city. The electric trains are actually modern streetcars, providing a holistic solution Казахстан: Правительство Казахстана и Азиатский банк развития (АБР) подписали соглашение о финансировании проекта, предусматривающего создание сети электропоезов в Астане. В мире: Ellaktor, дочернее предприятие компании Aktor, подписала договор на проведение технико-экономического обоснования и строительства Золотой линии метрополитена в городе Доха, Катар. Иран: Мэр Тегерана провел инаугурацию второго отсека 3-й магистрали метрополитена города Тегерана, длина которой составляет 12 километров.
for integrated urban mobility, having an indicative value and potential for replication. This is very important since currently the country does not have any modern transport system. ADB was invited by Kazakh government to provide technical assistance to thoroughly inspect the project, in order to complete the evaluation of guarantees and secure the project’s readiness. Aside form that, ADB’s funds will be attracted to implement the project. International consultants will help to avoid mistakes and shortcomings in constructing the whole system and the bank’s funds granted for a long period, will help to get the project off the ground in short time. Applications invited for phase 2 and 3 of Mecca metro project International: The Development Commission of Mecca has invited interested parties to prequalify for tenders to build the SAR 25.5 Billion (EUR 5 Billion) Mecca Metro. The design and build phase will involve construction of the lines, third rail electrification, station and depot fit out, telecoms, platform screen doors, fare collection system and CBTC. The deadline for proposals is the 26th May with requests for proposals in July and the final tender awarded in the second quarter of 2015. It is intended that the system will be fully operational 45 months after the notice to proceed is issued in the case of Line B and 51 months in the case of Line C.
Tehran inaugurates new metro section Iran: Tehran Mayor Mohammad Qalibaf officially inaugurated the second section of Line 3 of the Tehran Metro with a length of 12 km. The project’s cost amounted to IRR 20 Thousand Billion (EUR 567 Million). The first section of Line 3, of 7km, was inaugurated in December 2012. Line 3 will have a total of 37 km and will connect the south to the north of the city. Tehran Metro has four lines, totalling around 152 km and 85 stations. В мире: Общественный транспорт всегда ассоциировался и связан с социальной интеграцией и экономическим развитием, являясь фактором, способствующим сокращению потребления энергетических ресурсов и снижению степени воздействия на окружающую среду. В мире: За два месяца до запланированной даты были запущены строительные работы, относящиеся к первому этапу строительства 4-й магистрали метрополитена в Эр-Рияде. Россия: Новые трамваи, приобретенные московскими властями, должны быть доставлены в июле месяце. Об этом объявил мэр города, Сергей Собянин.