The TransJerusalem J-Net Ltd consortium, comprising CAF and Saphir construction company, won the contract for Jerusalem LRT network. The consortium was selected over the other bidding group, which consisted of the companies Shikun & Binui and Egged (Israel), CRRC (China), Comsa (Spain), Efatec (Portugal) and MPK (Poland).
The PPP project envisages the construction of 27 km of tracks, 53 new stations and various depots covering the entire stretch of the current Red Line, and the construction of the new Green Line which is 20.6 km long.
Under the contract, 114 new Urbos trams for the new Green Line will be delivered, including the refurbishment of the 46 existing units that operate the Red Line.
The consortium will also supply the signalling, energy and communication systems, as well as the operation and maintenance of both lines for 15 and 25 years respectively, with the possibility of extending the term of operation.
The CAF Group’s supply part of this project exceeds EUR 500 million and consists of the supply of new units and the refurbishment of existing ones, the supply of signalling, energy and communication systems in addition to project integration. CAF will also have a 50% stake in the SPV company that will manage the operation and maintenance of both lines, the business volume of which is estimated at EUR 1 billion.
The project will start this year and it is expected to be operational by 2025.