Egis, in consortium with Colas Rail (lead) and Thales, was awarded the E&M systems and trackworks package subcontract by Mitsubishi Corporation for the Metro Manila Subway Project (MMSP). A flagship project and a major milestone for Egis in Asia-Pacific.
The first underground metro line in the Philippines
This major project funded through a JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) loan of 5.13 Billion USD - an all-time record investment for the Japanese cooperation - consists in 35 kilometers of underground metro with 15 stations. MMSP is the very first underground metro line to be built in the Philippines. It will run from Mindanao Avenue on Manila’s northern side to the Ninoy Aquino Airport on the south. Some construction packages are ongoing already.
Egis’ Systems and trackworks expertises
Egis overall scope is divided into two major components:
- The System Engineering for all metro systems: Along with Colas Rail, Egis will be responsible to deliver the E&M Systems preliminary design and to manage and lead along the delivery phase the System Integration and Interface activities, the System Assurance, and the Testing and Commissioning of all the metro Systems (trackwork, signaling, telecommunication, power supply, power distribution, overhead contact system, automated fare collection, platform screen door, maintenance vehicle and depot equipment). This work will be delivered by our local teams in the Philippines, supported by our teams of experts and engineers from the Regional Technical Center in Thailand.
- The procurement, supply and installation of Platform Screen Doors (PSD): Egis delivered turnkey projects in the Philippines for many years, mostly in telecom, toll and road traffic system. The rail team will lean on our extensive local expertise combined with its in-depth understanding of PSD specifics, to deliver the whole PSD turnkey package (from design to testing and commissioning, including procurement and installation management) for a total volume of 1,300+ full-height PSD units. It is for Egis in Asia, the first rail project of such nature for PSD system.
Olivier Bouvart, Chief Executive Officer of Rail business unit commented: “This new project is a major milestone in the development of our rail-focused integrated activity in Asia-Pacific. And we are honored and fully committed to be one of the leading parties for the delivery of that first underground metro system in Philippines for the next planned eight years (including two years of Defect Liability Period). This project is also a strong testimony of our ambition and vision for the long term, setting a new track record to meet our stratzgic global and regional goals in turnkey services.”