French infrastructure company Egis has won the contract to lead the development of a new, €40bn underground metro system in Tel Aviv, claimed to be the biggest infrastructure project ever undertaken in Israel.
The new metro will have three lines totalling 150km, serving 109 stations.
Egis and local partner Gadish Group will help project owner, NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd. – the state company responsible for the scheme – to create the project’s overall execution strategy, scope of work and procurement for the first 18 months.
Then they will manage the project at the network level up to the start of commercial operations.
Global design, engineering and planning consultancy HDR will also provide specific complementary services to the partnership.
Olivier Bouvart, chief executive for rail at Egis, said: “We are very pleased and proud to assist NTA in developing the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken in the country. We will use everything we learned from the country, the client and the culture, and combine it with our international experience and our technical expertise that stems from more than 50 years, to make this project a success.”
“We are proud to join forces with an experienced partner like Egis, and are committed to providing together with our partners, a highly professional service to the Metro network, NTA’s flagship project,” said Moshe Benjo, Gadish group chief executive. “NTA can rest assured that their project is in the right hands.”