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September 13 , 2021

Bahrain Metro Expansion Attracts Seven Companies

The Daily Tribune- News Of Bahrain 
11 September 2021 (Bahrain)

Seven companies are competing to take up the feasibility study for extending the Bahrain Metro corridor. AECOM Middle East Limited Foreign Branches Company, IDOM Consulting Engineering Architecture SAU Foreign Branch Co., Rina Consulting SPA - Abu Dhabi, Consolidated Engineering Company Khatib & Alami Foreign Branch Company, SENER Ingenieria y Sistemas SA, IDOM Consulting Engineering Architecture SAU Foreign Branch Co. and Dar Al Handash consultants had made their bids. The bids range between BHD 165,528.000 and BHD 598,500.000. Rina consulting emerged as the lowest bidder. However, according to the tender board, the lowest bidder may not necessarily win the contract.

Winning the contract depends on fulfilling technical and other requirements, following which price shall become the principal criterion. The tender was for determining the feasibility of extending the Bahrain Metro Corridor from King Hamad Railway Station at Al Ramli to the new Sports City and the International Exhibition Centre at Sakhir.

According to the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunication, the scope of work includes evaluation of alternative corridors, demand study and station allocation, concept and preliminary design of corridor and cost estimate of the project. According to MTT, Bahrain needs a 109km long metro network, which needs execution in phases.      


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