Cairo Metro Line 4 Phase 1 Mitsubishi & Orascom
Route of Cairo Metro Line 4 Phase 1. CREDIT: Mitsubishi Corporation

Mitsubishi wins Cairo Metro Line 4 Phase 1 contract

The National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) signed a contract with a consortium of Japanese Mitsubishi Corporation and the Egyptian company Orascom Construction to execute the railway systems, track and depot works package (CP411) for Phase 1 of Cairo Metro Line 4.

Under the contract signed on November 23, Mitsubishi will handle the supply and installation of signalling, power supply, telecommunications, platform screen doors, and automatic fare collection. Orascom will handle the project’s civil engineering work and construction of the train operation control centre and depot/workshop.

Mitsubishi’s share of the $800m turnkey contract (90bn Yen) is approximately $450m, while Orascom’s share is $350m. 

NAT also awarded the contract for the civil works package (CP401) to a consortium of Arab Contractors, Hassan Allam Construction, Petrojet, and Concord. The scope of work includes the construction of 12 stations from Hadayek El Ashgar station to El Mesaha station, a distance of 13.7 km in the western part of the phase.

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Implementation of Phase 1 is structured into four packages: two civil works packages, a rolling stock package and a systems package. The remaining packages to be awarded include the civil works package for the eastern part and the rolling stock package.

The project will be financed by a Japanese Yen Credit Loan worth $1.2bn from the Japanese International Corporation Agency (JICA) through its Special Technical Economic Partnership (STEP) programme.

Phase 1 of the metro line is 19km long with 16 stations (all underground), running from central Cairo to the Giza Pyramid Complex in southwest Greater Cairo

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