APIX – DAKAR to AIBD Regional Express Rail Line – Senegal - Project Profile

APIX – DAKAR to AIBD Regional Express Rail Line – Senegal - Project Profile

  • March 2018 •
  • 10 pages •
  • Report ID: 4556031
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Promotion des Investissements et Grand Travaux (APIX) is undertaking the construction of a regional express train line in Dakar, Senegal.

The project involves the construction of a 55km, 1,435 mm gauge double-track railway line from Dakar to Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD) via Diamniadio. The project will be implemented in two phases.

The first phase involves the construction of a 36km railway line from Dakar to Diamniadio, and the second phase will be of 19km connecting Diamniadio with AIBD.

The project includes the construction of a maintenance depot, 16 stations, and related infrastructure, the installation of electric railway systems, safety systems and security systems and the laying of railway tracks.

The open tender will be conducted in three lots in which lot 1 covers the infrastructure works, all railway platforms, the standard gauge and 100 structures and hydraulic structures, lot 2 involves system intelligence electronics, lot 3 concerns the shifting of track one and that of freight with consistency with the different routes.

Systra has been appointed as master planner and Setec Consultants as the study consultant.

Alstom has been appointed to supply the 15 four-car trains and ERS rail, a company of Eiffage together with SAGES Rail appointed to construct the training center.

In May 2015, APIX issued tender for the installation of platform and an electric rail system on design-build basis for the first phase with submission date as July 10, 2015.

On July 1, 2015, APIX issued tender for the supply and commissioning of rolling stock of eight dual mode motor-coach trains with an additional 14 dual mode motor-coach trains with a submission deadline of October 12, 2015.

On July 28, 2015, tender was invited from the eligible bidders for the installation of railway line electrified, tracks, two way standard gauge system on design-build basis for the first phase with submission date as October 13, 2015.

In October 2015, the submission date for the design-build contract for the first phase was extended to November 26, 2015.

On November 12, 2015, tender was invited for hiring an individual consultant to conduct a review of the technical studies with the submission date of December 16, 2015.

In May 2016, Alstom has been appointed as rolling stock contractor for the project.

On July 27, 2016, Apix awarded a US$251m design and build infrastructure contract to Engie and Thales for Lot2 of the project. The contract covers the power supplies, 25 kV electrification, signaling, train control and telecoms.

A consortium of Eiffage (leader with a 45% share) through its Eiffage Génie Civil, Eiffage Rail and Eiffage Senegal subsidiaries, along with Turkish company Yapi Merkezi and Senegal’s CSE (Compagnie Sahélienne d’Entreprise) awarded the US$394 million contract value for Lot 1 of the project. which covers the civil works contract and the first phase of the project.

For Lot 3 a consortium of NGE Construction, TSO, CIM Groupe and CDE SAS - Chaudronnerie de l’Est won the bid.

In August 2016, a company by the name Yenigün E + M, filed an appeal against APIX’s decision of awarding the contract to group Engie Ineo-Thales of France. As a result the provisional allocation of the Lot2 contract was suspended.

Subsequently, due to an appeal lodged by China Railway Construction Corporation Ltd, the Lot1 contract was also suspended and APIX ordered revaluation of bids.

In the fourth quarter of 2016, Lot1 civil works contract was re-awarded to the consortium of CSE, Yapi Merkezi and Eiffage and Lot2 infrastructure and systems design-build contract was re-awarded to Engie and Thales.

Eiffage and Getran have been appointed to undertake the works on stations.

In December 2016, construction works for Lot1 commenced.

Terrasol as the geotechnical consultant and the project can be divided into three distinct geological sectors:

Sector 1: 21 km at the Dakar end, comprising dune sands between 15 and 40m thick

Sector 2: around 20km in the central part, with marly and marly-limestone layers, overlain by a clayey layer

Sector 3: the last 14km at the airport end, with sandstone, clay’s and laterite deposits.

Construction works on the first phase and study activities on the second phase are ongoing simultaneously. The first phase of the project is scheduled for completion on January 14, 2019.

The project involves the construction of a 55km,1,435 mm gauge double-track railway line from Dakar to Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD) via Diamniadio in Senegal.

The US$1,057 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a maintenance depot
2. Construction of 16 stations
3. Installation of electrical railway systems
4. Installation of safety systems
5. Installation of security systems
6. Laying of railway tracks

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Country=Senegal Industry=Construction ParentIndustry=HeavyIndustry Date=201803 Topic=Supply Publisher=Timetric Price=1000