September 25, 2022

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Tel Aviv light rail Photo: Eyal Izhar

Chinese, Russian cos out of Haifa-Nazareth light rail project

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6 consortia have passed the pre-qualifying phase of the tender for the Haifa-Nazareth light rail job, which is remaining led by TransIsrael and which is thanks to be done by 2027. Just one of the consortia originally consisted of Israeli firm Dan, Chinese corporations CREC and Shenyang, Polish business PESA, and Italian company ATM. CREC has, nevertheless, dropped out of the consortium.

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Dan has not defined the explanation for the break up, only saying, “In a joint determination and following many months it was made a decision to work independently, and every single corporation is doing work in a distinctive framework.” Infrastructure field sources testify, nevertheless, that Israeli companies are distancing by themselves from Chinese organizations in bidding for infrastructure initiatives in Israel. The motive is that the ringing disqualification of Chinese businesses that competed with Egged and Shikun & Binui (TASE: SKBN) for the second phase of the Green Line and the Purple Line in the Gush Dan light-weight rail project led to a reconsideration of the involvement of firms from China.

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In response to the declare of the NTA – Metropolitan Mass Transit Method Ltd. tenders committee that the bid that it submitted was unrealistically minimal, the disqualified consortium argued in its attractiveness in opposition to the determination that the disqualification was motivated by illegitimate concerns, amid them force by the US on Israel.

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Also early to establish a development

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What ever the genuine motive for the disqualification, some Israeli businesses are cooling on their interactions with Chinese companions, though it is nevertheless also early to know whether this is the get started of a craze.

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There has been a modify in another consortium bidding for the Haifa-Nazareth challenge as nicely. Russian enterprise transportation engineering JSC Transmashholding has decided to leave the consortium consisting of Israeli organization Lesico and two Spanish organizations.

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The exact Russian business bid in the tender for the Jerusalem Light-weight Rail Blue Line in a consortium with Dan, and dropped out of that tender as well.

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In the meantime, the submission of bids for the Jerusalem tender has again been postponed. It was originally because of to have obtained underway in the 3rd quarter of 2020, but was delayed. In April, bidding was postponed to the stop of June, and it has now been postponed to August 9.

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Dan points out the withdrawal of JSC Transmashholding from the Blue Line tender as currently being due to the war in Ukraine. “Since of the ongoing fighting in Ukraine, the Russian providers decided to leave the tender. Dan acceded to their ask for, and has uncovered numerous firms that will replace the Russian providers that sought to withdraw,” the organization said in a statement. “Globes” has learned that just one of these businesses is Korean.

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At any fee, the variations just after the finish of the pre-qualifying stage are staying produced possible by the willingness of the tenders committee to hold out for the bids right until a more assessment of the new gamers signing up for the tender is carried out.

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It is not uncommon for there to be changes in consortia at this phase, but the variations are liable to delay execution of the venture, and also to damage competing consortia that have worked on submission of their bids in accordance with the timetable.

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TransIsrael stated: “TransIsrael has not up to now received any official notification of changes in the composition of the competing consortia or of a withdrawal.”

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The Ministry of Finance mentioned: “The submission of bids in the Blue Line tender was postponed for a amount of months in the gentle of requests from a number of of the bidders.”

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Released by Globes, Israel business news – en.globes.co.il – on May well 31, 2022.

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