Railroad electrification project tender announced in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, April 19 / Trend. Trend D.Azizov /
State Joint Stock Railway Company (SJSRC) 'O'zbekiston temir yo'llari' ('Uzbekistan Railways') announced a tender for the purchase of equipment at the total cost of at least $51 million for electrification of 'Marokand-Karshi' railroad in the south of Uzbekistan, the company's representative told Trend on Friday.
According to report, the tender was announced for turn-key equipment deliveries on three lots: transformer substations and overhead contact system, alarm, centralization and blocking system (ACB), and SCADA telecommunication system.
Bids are accepted until June 18, the results are planned to be summarized in the third quarter of this year.
SSRC "Uzbekistan Railways" has started electrification of 140.8-kilometer 'Marokand-Karshi' railroad section in January 2012.
The project at the cost of $168.6 million also includes the reconstruction of the locomotive depot in Karshi city, the administrative center of Qashkadarya Region, for the operation of the new railway line "Tashguzar-Bojsun-Kumkurgan." The project is scheduled for completion by 2015.
The project is financed by a credit from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the amount of $ 100 million, assets of the government of Uzbekistan in the form of custom exemptions and tax concessions totaling $ 23.8 million and own assets of SJSRC 'O'zbekiston temir yo'llari".