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Major Crossrail contractors shortlisted for £1.4bn Greek metro job

Athens metro

Greek subway operator Attiko Metro has shortlisted three teams for its £1.4bn expansion project.

Major Crossrail contractors Alstom, Vinci and Siemens are all among the shortlisted contractors for the Athens job.

Alstom has been shortlisted in a joint venture (JV) with J&P Avax and Italy’s Ghella, while Vinci and Siemens are in the same JV with Greek contractor GEK Terna.

The third shortlisted JV is made up of Spain’s Ansaldo (STS.MI) and Hitachi Rail.

As part of the ATC JV, Alstom has been involved in £350M works to fit out and commission the Crossrail tunnels and £26m contract to build a maintenance facility at Plumstead. The firm also won two further contracts worth £40M in a separate JV with Costain.

Meanwhile Vinci won Crossrail contracts for the design and upgrade of 13 stations in west London and Berkshire in a JV with Bam Nuttall and Morgan Sindall.

And Siemens has been supplying the signalling and control equipment for the 21 kilometre long Crossrail tunnel, worth over £50M. 

The contractors have until December 10 to submit their technical and financial offers to Attiko Metro.

Construction of the 13 km (8 miles) expansion - which will be co-financed by European funds and loans by the European Investment Bank - is expected to begin in 2019 and will be completed within eight years. 

Crossrail is looking to export its expertise abroad through a new venture called Crossrail International and is working on schemes including the Sydney Metro. 

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