The joint venture led by Vinci Construction Grands Projets, alongside Bouygues Construction’s subsidiary Bouygues Travaux Publics and their Egyptian partners Orascom Construction and Arabco Contractors, has won the Phase 3 contract for Line 3.
Vinci and Bouygues have been involved in building Cairo’s metro system since 1981 and the JV is currently working on Phase 4a of Line 3 under a contract that was signed last year (link opens in new tab).
The new €1.1bn (£847m), 67-month contract for the National Authority for Tunnels covers civil engineering for Phase 3 of Line 3, including 17.7 km of new line and 15 stations (eight underground, five elevated and two at ground level). The works will require construction of a new tunnel under the Nile. Once completed, Line 3 will increase the overall length of the Cairo metro system to 100 km and serve five million passengers daily.
The project will generate about 5,000 jobs and will also offer French SMEs a large number of opportunities. In the previous phase of the project, handed over in 2014, the joint venture called on more than 600 French SMEs as suppliers and subcontractors.