The National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) has offered a limited tender for the selection of an advisory office to prepare the tender documents and supervise the implementation of the rehabilitation project of Raml tram in Alexandria.
The list of companies invited to the limited tender includes six foreign and Egyptian alliances. The first is the Systra, EGIS Rail, ACE, Moharram Bakhoum, and PROJAC alliance.
The second alliance includes Setec Group and Khatib & Alami. The third alliance includes SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas and EHAF Consulting.
The fourth alliance is composed of ARTELIA Ville & Transport, INGEROP, and Menarail.
The fifth alliance called to the tender includes the Spanish TYPSA, in cooperation with EGC.
An alliance led by TPF Getinsa Euroestudios, AREP, and BECT Egypt was also invited to the tender.
The project will be financed by the French AFD. The initial tender invited six alliances to submit their offers.
The rehabilitation includes 28 stations extending 13.7 km from Victoria to Raml Station.
The terms of the tender includes constructions, energy, tickets machines, signals, telecommunication systems, rails, and moving units.
Last year, Minister of Transport Hesham Arafat announced the government’s approval to renovate the Raml Station tram in Alexandria to cope with the growing population, while reducing the journey time down to 30 minutes only, in addition to upgrading the electric signal with a capacity of 350,000 passengers per day at a cost of €360m.