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Bids received for PNR North 2, Philippines [free access]

August 30, 2019

The Philippines’ Department of Transportation (DoTr) has received bids for three civil works packages (Packages CP N-01, CP N-02, and CP N-03) for Philippines North Railway (PNR) North 2, an upcoming commuter rail line.

 

Package CP N-01 has received bids from two joint ventures (JV).  The bidders are a JV of Japan-based Sumitomo Mitsui Construction and Thailand-based Italian-Thai Development Public Company Limited; and a JV of South Korea-based Hyundai Engineering & Construction and Dong Ah Construction and Philippines-based Megawide Construction Corporation. This package will span 17 km. It involves construction of elevated viaducts, seven bridges, and two stations.

 

Package CP N-02 has received four bids. The bidders are Italian-Thai Development Public Company Limited; a JV of Spain-based Acciona and South Korea-based Daelim Industrial; a JV of Hyundai Engineering & Construction, Dong Ah Construction, and Megawide Construction Corporation; and a JV of Indonesia-based PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk, PT Waskita Karya Tbk, and PT Pembangunan Perumahan (Persero) Tbk. This package will span 16 km. It involves construction of elevated viaducts, one bridge, and one station.

 

Package CP N-03 has received three bids. The bidders are Italian-Thai Development Public Company Limited; PT Waskita Karya Tbk; and a JV of Acciona, Daelim Industrial, and Philippines-based EEI Corporation. This package will span 12 km. It involves construction of elevated viaducts, four bridges, and two stations.

 

The timeline for the evaluation of results is yet to be announced.

 

PNR North 2, also known as Malolos–Clark Railway Line, will span 53 km and cover seven stations. The line will reduce the travel time from two hours to less than 60 minutes. It will have an estimated annual ridership of 340,000 passengers. Passenger services are expected to commence in 2022.