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Depot Development in India

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Business overview
Bombardier decided to tender for the manufacture, supply, commission and maintain 5,500 Electric Multiple Units (EMU) for Indian Railways. This major project involves the construction of a train build factory and between 9 and 11 regional maintenance facilities, as the trains are to cover routes right across the continent via Delhi, Kolkatta, Chennai and Hyderabad.

Challenges
Build a clear picture of the costs figures for the bid from each site in India and make a recommendation on the best site.

Solution
In order to build up the cost figures to go into the bid, Simon Baynes Clarke, with architect RPS Group, went to India with Bombardier staff to visit all the potential sites. Their task was to research the engineering requirements and provide outline design schemes, leading to costings. This exercise involved meeting with the local Indian Railways senior staff and carrying out a walk-over of each site.

Results & Benefits
The bidding process is still under way, awaiting further requirements and clarifications being advised by the government. TenBroekeCo has assisted in the acceleration of the project by delivering:

  • Fast outline scope and project definition agreed with Bombardier in UK in only 2 weeks
  • Fast outline scope and project definition
  • Preferred scope and costs established
  • Team successfully covered all visits, confirmed scheme proposals and fixed the delivery cost budgets
  • Indian Railways favours UK expertise in the procurement of traincare facilities.
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