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Worldwide: HSR contracts awarded in 2018 [free access]

July 1, 2018

A total of 22 contracts were awarded for the development of high speed rail (HSR) lines in January-June 2018. A majority of the contracts (11) were awarded in Europe, followed by Asia Pacific (six), Middle East and Africa (three), and North America (two). The following table provides details of the contracts awarded for the development of HSR lines in the first half of 2018.

 

Table: Contracts awarded for HSR development in January-June 2018

Country

Project

Contractor

Scope of work

Contract value

Date of contract awarded

North America

United States

Dallas Houston HSR

Bechtel

Project management services

NA

March 2018

 

Chicago airport HSR

Boring Company

 

Construction

NA

June 2018

 

Asia- Pacific

Australia

Melbourne- Greater Shepparton HSR

Consolidated Land and Rail Australia

 

Development of a business plan

 

AUD20 million

 

March 2018

 

Bangladesh

Dhaka-Chattogram HSR

China Railway Design Corporation and Mazumder Enterprise

Feasibility study

NA

June 2018

China

Zhengzhou-Wanzhou HSR

Vossloh Fastening Systems China Company Limited

Supply of rail fastening system for select sections

EUR300 million

April 2018

Singapore, Malaysia

Kuala Lampur-Singapore HSR

Malaysian Resources Corporation and Gamuda

Design and implementation of  civil works for the northern section

NA

April 2018

Syarikat Pembenaan Yeoh Tiong Lay and TH Properties

Design and implementation  of civil works for the southern section

NA

April 2018

Vietnam

North-South HSR

Ministry of Construction, Vietnam and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam

Pre-feasibility studies

NA

January 2018

Europe

Czech Republic, Germany

Prague-Dresden HSR

Deutsche Bahn

Design of rail tunnel

NA

May 2018

France, Italy

Lyon-Turin HSR

Alliance Lyon Turin Ingénierie (ALLTI) consortium comprising of Arcadis, BG Consulting Engineers, Neosia, Lombardi Engineering and Amberg

Project management services (Lot 1)

EUR40 million

February 2018

Inalpage Group consortium comprising of Egis, Ingérop, Alpina and Geodata

Project management services (Lot 3)

 

EUR13.7 million

February 2018

S2IP consortium comprising of Setec, Systra, Italferr and Pini Swiss Engineers

Project management services (Civil Engineering)

EUR37 million

February 2018

Germany

 

Stuttgart-Ulm HSR

Vinci Construction Terrassement

Construction

EUR55 million

March 2018

Wendlingen-Ulm HSR

Rhomberg Bahntechnik GmbH, Swietelsky Baugesellschaft mbH

Construction and commissioning of track and railway equipment

EUR250 million

January 2018

Italy

 

Brescia-Verona HSR

Cepav due consortium

Construction (section I only)

EUR1.65 billion

June 2018

Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania

Rail Baltica

Atkins

Infrastructure management study 

EUR389,496

April 2018

Turkey

Ankara-Istanbul HSR

Siemens 

Supply of rolling stock

EUR349.3 million

January 2018

Ankara-Sivas HSR

China Major Bridge Engineering, Cengiz, Limak, Kolin

Laying of track

USD839 million

April 2018

Yüksek Hızlı Tren 

Siemens 

Supply of trains

EUR340 million

April 2018

Middle East and Africa

Saudi Arabia

 

Haramain HSR

 

Royal Haskoning DHV

Detailed market study

NA

April 2018

Al Shoula Group

Pre-commercial operations

EUR210 million

May 2018

Construction and operations

EUR6.7 million

January 2018

Note: NA – not available 

Source: Global Mass Transit Research

 

(1 AUD [Australian Dollar] = 0.74 USD, 1 EUR [Euro] = 1.17 USD)