March 13, 2023

The Chairman follows up on the work progress at CML4 and the installation of the TBM

Eng. Sayed Farouk – CEO & Chairman of the Arab Contractors Company, visited Cairo Metro Line 4 Phase 1, which is implemented under the supervision of the Ministry of Transport - National Authority for Tunnels. At the beginning of the visit, the Chairman held a meeting to review the implementation status of the project, which is implemented by the company within the Egyptian JV. The company is executing 3 stations: the Grand Egyptian Museum, the Pyramids, and Talbeya. Its work includes digging the tunnel extending from the Pyramids station to El Mesaha station, which is 6.6 km long out of the total length of the first phase of the track, which is 13.6 km. Eng. Sayed Farouk was accompanied by Eng. Osama Moustafa – AC Board Member, Eng. Hossam Fayed – JV Manager, Eng. Mohamed Abou Deshish – Supervisor of the Project, Eng. Abeer Morsi – Project Manager and a number of officials from the departments participating in the implementation. Eng. Sayed Farouk – CEO & Chairman of the Arab Contractors Company, witnessed the assembly of the German tunnel boring machine "TBM", which was recently purchased to operate on the project. Eng. Sayed Farouk inspected the mobilization area of the Pyramids station, where the work is in full swing; including the installation and welding works for the machine parts, which have a length of 100 meters, a diameter of 6.7 meters, and a weight of 685 tons. The number of trailers behind the shield of the drilling machine is 6 trailers, and the outer diameter of the tunnel is 6.4 meters, and the inner diameter of the tunnel is 5.8 meters. The Chairman inspected the mobilization for the support area for the TBM during drilling, which contains a STP with a capacity up to 2200 m3/hour, a power plant with a capacity up to 9 MVA, a grout batching plant with a capacity up to 100 m3/hour, a mechanical workshop, warehouses, and offices for the TBM crew. It is noteworthy that Cairo Metro Line ‎‏4‏‎ is the base for linking ‎‏6‏‎ ‎October City and New Cairo with the Metro network. It provides transportation service for the high density population areas in El ‎Haram – Faysal – ‎El Omraniya – Giza. It is expected to transport ‎‏2‏‎ million passengers daily. In addition to these, the transport service will integrate with the Monorail of ‎‏6‏‎ ‎October City.‎ Egyptian Consortium, which includes The Arab Contractors Company ("the Consortium Leader"), Petrojet, Concord, and Hassan Allam Sons, is carrying out CML4 Phase 1, which includes 12 stations: Hadayek El Ashgar ‎- Hadayek El ‎Ahram – El Nasr - Grand Egyptian Museum ‎- El Remaya Square – El Ahram – El Marrioutiya – Al Areesh – El Matbaa – El Talbiya – Madkour - El Mesaha Square.

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