4 companies shortlisted for building 23 passenger boats for Rs 750-crore Water Metro project

4 companies shortlisted for building 23 passenger boats for Rs 750-crore Water Metro project

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Date of post: 15 Jan, 2019

Kochi: The Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) has shortlisted four ship-manufacturers for building 23 passenger boats for the Rs 750-crore Water Metro project.

The four manufacturers are-

  • Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL)
  • Larsen & Toubro
  • Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards
  • UAE-based GRANDWELD (branch of ATOS International)

More Information:

  • The KMRL will finalise the manufacturer by February 26.
  • A KMRL official said,”We’ve shortlisted Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL), Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards, UAE-based GRANDWELD (branch of ATOS International) and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) as of now after evaluating their technical qualifications.”
  • The lowest bidder will be entrusted with design, build, supply, testing, commissioning and delivery of the boats.
  • A fleet of 23 electric-powered air-conditioned ferries would be deployed by December.
  • The entire project is aimed to be completed by 2020-end.
  • A total of 78 ferries will connect 39 terminals, covering 76 kms on 16 different routes under the Rs 750-crore Water Metro project.
  • The boats will be gradually converted to solar power by 2021.
  • There will be 19 terminals in the first phase.
  • The hybrid catamaran-type boats with twin hulls will have a capacity of 100 passengers besides accommodating two wheel-chairs.
  • They will also have facilities for phone-charging and Wi-Fi.

To know more about recent developments of Kochi Metro-

21 Dec, 2018 : Kochi Metro Update: Construction of iconic cantilever bridge at Ernakulam South completed

21 Nov, 2018 : AFD indicates their willingness to consider Kochi Metro projects for future funding

19 Nov, 2018 : A 33 Member Team of French Agency AFD visits Kochi Metro


Author:

Deepak Kumar is a part of the content team of Rail Analysis India as a writer and analyst .
His focus is on new initiatives on the Railway Sector of India .
Please reach us at editor@railanalysis.com for more information .


 

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