Thu, 24 Sep 2020 - 08:25 GMT
A previously-published design for the monorail project in Egypt
CAIRO – 24 September 2020: The Egyptian National Authority for Tunnels has chosen the alliance of American construction consulting firm Hill International and American HJI Group to supervise the implementation of the Monorail projects in the New Administrative Capital, east of the capital, Cairo, and in Giza’s 6th of October city.
This came as part of a global tender put forward by the Egyptian authority and backed by eight international consulting offices. Two bids were qualified, one of which was submitted by the French international engineering and consulting group SYSTRA.
The main decision-making committee of the National Authority decided to choose the alliance, since its offer was the least financially and costly. It submitted a financial offer of 25.7 million euros in addition to LE 412 million, equivalent to approximately LE 895 million (about $56.76 million), while SYSTRA provided an offer worth approximately LE 1.1 billion (about $69.8 million).
Official sources told Egypt Today that SYSTRA received a technical evaluation of 84 percent, while the accepted American alliance received a technical evaluation of 81 percent.
The authority has begun preparing the contracts that will be signed with the winning consulting alliance and finalizing some procedures so that the alliance starts his work to supervise the implementation of the two monorail projects, the sources added.
The monorail of the Administrative Capital is set to link with New Cairo and Nasr City in the capital. The Sixth of October monorail will link with the third line of Cairo metro. The lengths of the two lines reach about 96 kilometers.
The Sixth of October monorail extends for 42 kilometers and includes 12 stations. The Administrative Capital’s line includes 21 stations extending for 54 kilometers.
The two projects come at an operational cost estimated at 4.1 billion euros, according to the contract concluded by the authority with Canadian Bombardier Inc., and Egypt’s Orascom Construction and the Arab Contractors construction company.
The National Authority for Tunnels plans to implement the two projects within three and a half years from the date of activating the contract concluded with the three companies.