11 companies bid for the construction of the 29 km first phase of the Bahrain metro rail project

Bahrain (Urban Transport News): The Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications (MTT) proposes to develop an efficient public transport service by introducing a state-of-the-art fully automated, driverless metro system with modern technology that meets international standards.

MTT plans to develop a 109 km long metro system in 4 phases. The Bahrain Metro Phase 1 project includes two lines with a total length of 29 kilometers and 20 stations. MTT is seeking to acquire the project as an integrated PPP to be acquired through a two-stage process comprising pre-qualifications followed by the main tender.

In the first stage, MTT intends to pre-select suitably experienced and qualified firms with relevant expertise to design, build, finance, operate, maintain and transfer the project. The applicant must submit a detailed application before the PQA submission deadline.

The following bidders have expressed interest in the construction of Phase 1 of the Bahrain Metro project.

1. China Harbor Engineering Co Ltd – Overseas Branch
2. China Railway Group Limited
3. Orascom construction
4. Alstom Transport SA
5. Taqi Mohammed Albahrana Trading East.
6. Hyundai Engineering and Construction
7. Aradous Energy Generations Co.
8. Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T)
9. Virtue Global Holding Ltd.
10. Plenary Asia Pte. ltd.
11. CRRC (Hong Kong) Co.Ltd.

Based on REM and other considerations, pre-qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next stage.

The first phase of the Bahrain Metro project will consist of two lines with a total length of 29 kilometers and 20 stations, connecting Muharraq, Manama, the Diplomatic Area, Juffair, Seef District, Tubli, Adhari and Isa City.

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