Bahrain (Urban Transport News): The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunication (MTT) proposes to develop an efficient public transport service by introducing a state-of-the-art Metro System that is fully automated, driverless and with modern technology following international standards.
MTT plans to develop a 109km long Metro System in 4 phases. Bahrain Metro Phase One Project is comprised of two lines with a total length of 29 kilometers and 20 stations. MTT is looking to procure the project as an integrated PPP to be procured through a two-stage process comprising Pre Qualifications followed by the main tender.
In the first stage, MTT intends to prequalify suitably experienced and qualified companies with relevant expertise to design, build, finance, operate, maintain and transfer the project. The Applicant must submit a detailed Application by the PQA Submission Deadline.
The following bidders have shown interest to construct Phase 1 of the Bahrain Metro Rail project.
1. China Harbour Engineering Co Ltd - Foreign Branch
2. China Railway Group Limited
3. Orascom Construction
4. Alstom Transport SA
5. Taqi Mohammed Albahrana Trading Est.
6. Hyundai Engineering & 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 the MERs and other considerations, Pre Qualified Applicants will be invited to participate in the next stage.
The Bahrain Metro Phase One Project will contain two lines with a total length of 29 kilometers and 20 stations, connecting Muharraq, Manama, Diplomatic Area, Juffair, Seef District, Tubli, Adhari and Isa Town.