Eleven firms in fray for Red-Line work

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Eleven firms in fray for Red-Line work

Eleven leading construction companies picked up bidding documents for the first and second contracts involving civil work on the Red Line’s Bang Sue-Rangsit section worth a combined Bt45 billion.

The sale of the documents closed on Tuesday after starting on August 2.

Yuthana Thapcharoen, governor of the State Railway of Thailand (SRT), said yesterday that the 11 giant contractors were Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction, Italian-Thai Development, Ch Karnchang, Mitsui (Thailand), Sinohydro Corp, Unique Engineering and Construction, Nawarat Patanakarn, Obayashi Corp, Vichitbhan Construction, AS Associated Engineering (1964), and China Harbour Engineering.

Eight obtained bidding documents for both the first and second contracts, while China Harbour was interested in only the second contract and Vichitbhan Construction only in the first.

The companies have 90 days to make proposals. They have to submit completed bidding documents on December 1 for the first contract and December 2 for the second contract.

For the third contract involving electricity and signalling-system work, the bidding documents will go on sale later this month.

The first contract is for an elevated railway from Bang Sue Kilometre 6 to 12 plus Bang Sue Station, Jatuchak Station, a maintenance building, flyovers and bridges.

The second contract is for an elevated railway from Bang Sue Km 12 to 32, ending at Rangsit, eight stations, and flyovers and bridges.

The Bt20-billion third contract is for the signalling system and telecommunications, the power system, and railway installation except for the Bang Sue-Taling Chan section.

Construction of the elevated mass transit line linking Bang Sue and Rangsit is expected to take four years.

However, an industry source said the SRT would try to speed up the signing of agreements with bid winners for the Red Line’s three contracts by next June 1, as targeted earlier, despite a one-month delay to the timeline.

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com

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