VINCI-Bouygues JV bags USD 300M Cairo metro job5 June 2015
EGYPT - A joint venture led by VINCI Construction Grands Projets alongside Bouygues Travaux Publics, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, has won a USD 300M contract to build the extension of Line 3 of Cairo metro system.
Line 3 works will comprise the Phase 4 of the Cairo metro, which will continue on from Phase 2, and will connect between Haroun and El Nozha stations.
The project will involve construction of a 5.15km tunnel and five underground stations on the east-west line across the Egyptian capital.
Vinci Construction Grands Projets and Bouygues Travaux Publics will work with Egyptian partners, Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors to complete the project within a short design-build delivery deadline of 34 months.
The team will modify an earth pressure balance tunnel boring machine used on the previous phase, to operate as a slurry machine.
The new project will create around 3,200 jobs, mostly employing locals from the Egyptian region