EoI for Kuwait rolling stock PPP
Firms will compete to invest in an Integrated Rolling Stock (IRS) and Systems Company for the development of the overall Kuwait Metropolitan Rapid Transit (KMRT) System.
The project consists of 69 stations (16% of which are underground) with a total length of 160km. Procurement authority the Partnerships Technical Bureau (PTB) is currently delivering phase one of the project which will include the construction network of roughly 50km, with 28 new stations (30% of which will be underground).
According to PTB, the IRS company will be responsible for the provision and maintenance of a depot, rolling stock and control systems. This procurement is part of phase 1 of the KMRT System which comprises five PPPs and one operations contract.
The Integrated Rolling Stock and Systems PPP (which the IRS company will enter into) is one of the five PPPs.
The other four PPPs will be for the design, build, finance and maintenance of four separate infrastructure packages (these will be procured separately). In addition, an operator contract will be procured separately by the PTB.
The last date for sending an EoI is 24 May.