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Tunnelling work begins on third phase of Egypt's Cairo Metro Line 3

Orascom Construction announced that a tunnel boring machine has broken through on the third phase of the development

Work has begun on Phase 3 of Egypt's Cairo Metro Line 3 project [representational image].
Work has begun on Phase 3 of Egypt's Cairo Metro Line 3 project [representational image].

Tunnelling work has commenced on Phase 3 of Egypt’s Cairo Metro Line 3 project.

Orascom Construction announced that a tunnel boring machine (TBM) broke through on the third phase of the development. 

A joint venture (JV) of Vinci, Bouygues, and Arab Contractors is developing the third phase of Line 3. 

The JV’s scope includes 18km of tunnel and viaduct works, including 15 elevated, grade, and underground stations. 

Orascom is currently involved in all phases under construction for Cairo Metro. 

Separately, the Dubai- and Egypt-listed contractor announced that its 50:50 JV with FCC Aqualia had signed a notice to begin the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for Egypt’s Abu Rawash Wastewater Treatment plant. 

READ: Egypt contractor Orascom's 2017 income jumps 112% to $104m

With a capacity of 1.6 million m3 per day, the plant will serve six million people when it is operational.

The EPC contract, worth $320m, was awarded to the JV in September 2017. In addition to EPC works for the project, the JV will operate and maintain the facility for three years, following its completion.

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