Piraeus

Piraeus

On November 21st 2008 ATTIKO METRO S.A. proceeded to the re-procurement of the project related to Line 3 Metro extension to the Western Suburbs, terminating in the area of Piraeus (underground tunnel, 7.6 km long, with 6 modern stations: Aghia Varvara, Korydallos, Nikaia, Maniatika, Piraeus, Dimotiko Theatro).

On February 13th 2009, 6 technical consortia/joint ventures expressed their interest in the construction of the project. On October 5th 2011, ATTIKO METRO S.A. proceeded to the unsealing of the Financial Offers for the Project concerning the extension of Metro Line 3 to Piraeus.

The classification order of the three bidding joint ventures, based on their Financial Offer, is as follows:

JOINT VENTUREFINANCIAL OFFER
1. J&P – ΑVΑX ΑΕ – GHELLA SPA – ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA343.96 million €
2. AKTOR ΑΤΕ – ΤΕRΝΑ ΑΕ349.00 million €
3. FCC CONSTRUCCION S.A. – ALPINE BAU GMBH349.75 million €

Based on the aforementioned Tender results, J&P – ΑVΑX S.A. – GHELLA SPA – ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA is the lowest-bidder of the Tender.

On March 1st 2012, the relevant contract was signed with the contracting joint venture J&P – AVAX S.A., GHELLA SPA, ALSTROM TRANSPORT S.A for the construction of Line 3 extension from Aghia Marina to Piraeus, 7.6 km long in total, with 6 modern Metro Stations. Attiko Metro S.A. was represented by Mr. Christos Tsitouras, Chairman of the BoD and Managing Director, while the Construction Joint Venture J&P ΑVAX SA was represented by Mr. Konstantinos Mitzalis, Managing Director.

This Project constitutes a 730,000,000 EURO investment in areas of Piraeus Municipalities and other Municipalities in the wider area (Nikea, Korydallos, Aghia Varvara), which are currently faced with acute traffic problems and sub-standard services, in terms of Public Transport Modes.

The Metro Extension to Piraeus will serve approximately 132,000 passengers on a daily basis, while the distance between the Port and the International Airport will be covered by the Metro in just 45 minutes. Additionally, once the Metro becomes operational, the number of vehicles will be reduced by approximately 23,000 on a daily basis, leading to a respective daily reduction in CO2 by 120 tn.

Especially as regards Piraeus Station, a major Transportation Junction will emerge, connecting the two Metro Lines (Line 1 and Line 3), the Port, the Suburban Railway and the Tramway, which is also foreseen to pass through the same area, providing, thus, inter-modal transfers.

The Metro tunnel will be constructed using a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) in order to minimize the inevitable disturbance to the functions of the Municipalities; during the construction period (2012-2017) 2,000 persons in total are foreseen to be employed in this Project.

The extension of the Tramway from Neo Faliro to Piraeus centre recently commenced, completing, thus, the direct connection of the coastal axis with Piraeus through the Tramway network. More specifically, in January 2013 the contract was signed between ATTIKO METRO S.A. and the Company THEMELI S.A.

Apart from the Line 3 Extension to Piraeus, ATTIKO METRO S.A will shortly be engaged in the following projects as well, namely:

  1. Extension of the Tramway network from Neo Faliro to Piraeus centre, completing, thus, the direct connection of the coastal axis with Piraeus through the Tramway. The construction of this specific project commenced in September 2013 by ATTIKO METRO.
  2. Conversion of Line 1 (ISAP) section form N.Faliro to Piraeus into an underground structure, with the addition of one new station in the area of Keranis Factory, unifying, in terms of functions and town planning the areas of Piraeus currently served by the surface ISAP Line 1. The designs pertaining to this Project are about to be completed enabling, thus, ATTIKO METRO S.A. to put it to Tender.
  3. Extension to the Tramway Network to Keratsini – Perama, following an underground alignment at a large part of Keratsini Municipality, running along the alignment of the old Perama tramway. The Advanced Concept Designs regarding this Project are underway.
LINE 3 EXTENSION TO PIRAEUS
Location of the Stations

Aghia VarvaraEleftheriou Venizelou Av. (Ag. Eleoussa)
KorydallosEleftherias Square
NikaiaEl.Venizelou Square
ManiatikaEtolikou & Mavromihali Str.
PiraeusPort (close to ISAP station)
Dimotiko TheatroIroon Polytechniou & Vassileos Georgiou

Tunnel

6,5km of the tunnel of the extension will be constructed using the Tunnel Boring Machine, while the remaining parts at the beginning and at the end of the project will be constructed via the underground excavation method.

Shafts

8 ventilation shafts in total shall be constructed along the new Line and two shafts for the TBM’s entering/exiting.

PROGRESS OF WORKS

January 2017

• Along the double track tunnel, from the beginning of the extension up to TBM startup shaft, phases B’ and C’ excavation works of to Aghia Marina have been completed. In progress are the preparatory works for the demolition of the wall for connection with the tunnel.

• AGHIA VARVARA Station: In progress are filling works at staircases 5 and 6.

• NIKEA Station: In progress are painting works in the technical rooms of level -3 (platform slab), as well as at level -4 (track level) of the main Station. Moreover, epoxy painting works of industrial floors in individual technical rooms of the Station are in progress.

At the northern entrance of the main Station, in progress is the construction of exterior perimeter walls of access 2.

• MANIATIKA Station: In progress are excavation works and the spraying of shotcrete – installation of the 14th/15th level anchors (deepening area) at the the main Station pit.

In the main tunnel of the Station, the works for the excavation and temporary retaining of the E/M tunnel, as well as the station’s earthing works have been completed. In progress are the waterproofing works and works for the permanent lining of the reverse arch –walls.

• PIRAEUS Station: Jet grouting works at the southern front, as well as works for the installation of the oil separator in ISAP area are in progress.

At Roloi shaft, the diversion of the storm water pipe is in progress.

• DIMOTIKO THEATRO Station: At the ventilation shaft, in progress are the works for the construction of the temporary retaining down to level -3.00 (5th level).

In the NATM triple track tunnel leading to Dimotiko Theatro, concreting works of the permanent lining of the reverse arch (63m/63m) have been completed, while the waterproofing of the vault is in progress.

In Panepistimio Shaft, in progress is the archaeological excavation in the remaining part of the shaft’s outline and the building crane’s foundation outline.

In the ventilation tunnel of Panepistimio shaft, in progress is the excavation and temporary retaining – Phase A’ (Top) 20m/32m and Phase B’ (Invert) 19m/32m.

The excavation of all tunnels has been completed by 67.5%.

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December 2016

• KORYDALLOS Station: Investigation trenches for the Public Utility networks have been completed in Pissidias Shaft.

• NIKEA Station: Works for the construction of a section of the station’s roof slab in the area where it is connected to the permanent lining structure of the northern entrance are in progress. In progress are also painting works in the technical rooms at the concourse slab level, as well as works for the construction of an industrial floor in technical room 3.9-1 (LAS) at the E/M level of the main station.

At the northern entrance (accesses 2 & 3), in progress are the works for the waterproofing of the exterior perimeter walls in the area extending on either side of piles P122-P125 and P133-136 and the works for the waterproofing of a section of the roof slab in the area extending on either side of piles P139-P147 and P154-162 . In progress is also the construction of the permanent lining of the C/C for the station entrances, with the installation of steel reinforcement for the construction of exterior perimeter walls in access 2 of the station in the area extending on either side of piles P164-P167 and P125-P128.

• MANIATIKA Station:,
, Archaeological excavation works have been completed at the C/C trench, while excavation works and the application of shotcrete at the 14th level (deepening area) for the main building of the station are in progress.

At the main tunnel of the Station, excavation and temporary retaining of the transverse horizontal sections of the four access galleries to the main tunnel have been completed, and so have the excavation and temporary retaining works of the lower transverse access tunnel to the lift.
In progress are the works for the excavation and temporary retaining of the E/M tunnel, as well as the station’s earthing.

At the emergency exit on Gythiou street, the demolition of the existing staircase and the construction of C/C micropiles have been completed.

• PIRAEUS Station: Works for the demolition of the guide walls whose the diaphagm walls have been completed are in progress.

• DIMOTIKO THEATRO Station:
In the NATM triple track tunnel towards the University of Piraeus, Phase D’ excavation works (INVERT) have been completed (excavation progress: 140m/140m)

In the NATM triple track tunnel leading to Dimotiko Theatro, concreting works of the invert permanent lining are in progress (excavation progress: 51m/63m).
In Panepistimio Shaft, the final form of the worksite occupation for the construction of the shaft has been completed.

The excavation of all tunnels has been completed by 65%.

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