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New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): The Ministry of Railways has opened the financial bids for a high value tender called for supply of 9000 HP, 6-Axles, Co-Co configuration Electric Locomotives spread over a period of 11 (eleven) years at Rolling Stock Workshop, Dahod, Gujarat.
As per the financial bid results, Siemens Ltd emerged as the lowest bidder by beating Alstom Transport India Ltd by quoting Rs 13,777.2 crore amount against Alstom's Bid Rs 23,362.93 crores. The financial position of both bidders is as under:-
Tender notice for manufacturing and supply of 1200 electric locomotive of 9000 HP was invited in April 2022 with an estimated value of contract of Rs 20,000 crore. Technical bids were opened in September where only two bidders - Siemens and Alstom have submitted their bids.
The 9000 HP, 6 axle Co-Co Locomotive will be utilized all over Indian Railways Route for hauling 4500T load with an average speed of 75kmph by single loco (Grade: 1 in 200).
The scope of work also includes upgradation of the existing facilities and develop the additional facility at Manufacturing Site and Maintenance Depots as required, at its own cost and expense. It shall maintain all the infrastructures, facilities and equipment installed at Manufacturing Unit and Government Maintenance Depots utilized for manufacturing and maintenance purposes.
Indian Railways will hand over sites for developing the manufacturing and maintenance facilities.It will provide an adequate number of its staff at the manufacturing unit and at maintenance sheds as per Good Industry Practice. Apart from this, Railway will also arrange water and electricity for the Manufacturing and Maintenance Site free of cost.
According to plan, the 1,200 locomotives will be manufactured at Dahod Rolling Stock Workshop in 11 years from 2023-24 to 2033-34. The successful bidder will supply five locomotives in the first year and 35 in the second year. As many as 80 locomotives will be supplied per annum in the third and fourth years.
Indian Railways has nominated a total of four depots for maintenance with a holding capacity of 300 each at Kharagpur (West Bengal), Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Raipur (Chhattisgarh) and Pune (Maharashtra).