Abu Dhabi DOT – Abu Dhabi Metro

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Source:  www.zawya.com

Country: UAE

Project Value: USD 7,000,000,000

Sector: Infrastructure | Metro

Consultant: Mott MacDonald (Study)

PMC: Fluor Mideast

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

Contract Type: Construction

Facility Type: Metro rail

Capacity: 131 km long (estimated)

Owner: Abu Dhabi Department of Transport

Background

DoT plans to develop a metro rail in Abu Dhabi as part of a master public transport plan.

The metro will mainly connect the proposed Central Business District with Sowwah Island, Reem Island, Saadiyat Island, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi International Airport and Masdar, Capital City District, Emerald Gateway, Zayed Sports City and ADNEC.

Most of the proposed network is expected to be underground.

The monorail track (which is part of the metro project) is expected to be 31 Km long. Each monorail station is expected to handle 1,000 commuters. The monorail might also include 15 two-coach trains and 5-minute intervals between each service train and another.

Abu Dhabi Metro would be linked to Dubai Metro and to other cities in the UAE and to other GCC states.

This project is part of Abu Dhabi’s Department of Transport plan to invest USD 82 billion in the transport network of Abu Dhabi, which includes teh construction of roads and a Light Rail.

Mott McDonnald and Steer Davies Cleave are the study consultants for the Surface Transport Master Plan of Abu Dhabi.

Fluor Corporation is the PMC.

Current Status

In January 2010, Fluor Corporation was awarded the PMC contract. The contract has not been signed yet.

In Q2 2010, the study is expected to start.

In Q4 2010, the ITB for the main construction contract is expected to be issued.

In 2011, the construction is expected to start.

In Q4 2015, the first segment of the project is expected to be completed.

In 2016, the project is expected to be completed.

Previous Events

In December 2009, the negotiations regarding the award of the PMC contract started.

In Q4 2009, the PMC and design consultancy contracts was expected to be awarded but it was delayed to an indefinite date.

On 27 August 2009, DoT sent its recommendation for the PMC and design consultancy contracts to Abu Dhabi’s Executive Council for approval.

In July 2009, bids for the PMC and design consultancy contract were submitted and 6 consortia were shortlisted.

On 27 May 2009, the bids for the consultancy contract were submitted. This deadline was postponed twice (the first deadline was 13 April 2009 and the second was 13 May 2009).

In February 2009, DoT issued the ITB for the consultancy contract, which includes the feasibility study, concept design, preliminary engineering, tender documents preparation, award of construction contracts.

In 2006, the project was launched.

Scope of Work

Construction of a 131 km long metro rail system including:

– 15 two-coach trains
– Intervals between the service trains

Expected Schedule

Study Q2 2010 Study expected to start

Construction Q4 2010 ITB for main construction contract expected to be issued

Construction 2011 Construction expected to start

Completion Q4 2015 First segment of the project expected to be completed

Completion 2016 Project expected to be completed

Project Schedule

2006 Planning Project launched

Feb 2009 Design ITB issued for consultancy contract

13 Apr 2009 Design Original deadline to submit bids for consultancy contract

27 May 2009 Design Deadline to submit bids for consultancy contract

Jul 2009 PMC  Bids submitted for PMC contract

Q4 2009 Design Consultancy contract was expected to be awarded

Q4 2009 PMC PMC contract was expected to be awarded

Jan 2010 PMC PMC contract awarded to Fluor Corporation

Q2 2010 Study Study expected to start

Q4 2010 Construction ITB for main construction contract expected to be issued

2011 Construction Construction expected to start

Q4 2015 Completion First segment of the project expected to be completed

2016 Completion Project expected to be completed

Key contact

Owner DoT

Al Bateen Tower C2, 9th Floor, Bainuna Street, P.O. Box 20, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 2-656-6666 | Fax: +971 2-635-9666 | Email: info@dot.abudhabi.ae | Website: www.dot.abudhabi.ae

Consultant – Study Mott MacDonald

239-246, Emarat Atrium Building, Sheik Zayed Road, P.O Box: 11302, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4-343-4218 | Fax: +971 4-343-4281 | Email: 239-246, Emarat Atrium Building, Sheik Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE | Website: http://www.mottmac.com

PMC Fluor Mideast

Al Obaidly Tower 5, 1st, 2nd, 14th and 15th Floor, Istiklal Street, P.O. Box 46858, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 2-617-2700,+971 2-631-6900 | Fax: +971 2-631-1660

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