Metro systems have been significantly developed in recent years, providing viable solutions to traffic congestion and air pollution in cities with large populations.
It is almost impossible to imagine Tehran without a metro system today. The Tehran Metro could be called an underground city, which has become an irreplaceable part of the sprawling city.
MAPNA entered urban rail transit sector after winning the tenders for Mashhad subway project in 2008 and Qom monorail project a year later. In 2009, MAPNA Group was awarded 52% of the EPC contract for the Qom City Monorail, the first monorail in Iran; the project kicked off in early 2010, marking MAPNA’s first operation in the urban rail transportation. Then came the participation in the development of Isfahan Metro Line 1 project worth 62 million euros. The expertise of MAPNA in delivering engineering, managerial and financing services in these projects helped it win the Tehran Metro tenders, resulting in the signing of the contract for Line 6 project in early 2017.
Once fully operational, Tehran Metro Line 6 will give the capital’s subway system the longest route in Iran. The line will stretch over 31 kilometers with 27 stations, starting from Sulqan in the northwest and ending in Dolat-Abad district in the southeast. In further stages, Line 6 will expand to Shah Abdol-Azim Shrine in the ancient district of Rey to the south of the city, becoming the longest subway route in the Middle East with 36 kilometers of length.
Tehran Metro Line 6 has two important features: first, it equips the southeastern areas of Tehran as well as the districts 2 and 5 in the west and northwest, which are the most populous areas of the city, with modern transportation system; second, Line 6 intersects with all other Tehran Metro lines. The megaproject is jointly underway by MAPNA Group, Shahr Bank and Sabir Dam & Water Works Construction Company.
A MAPNA Group consortium won the tender for Tehran Metro Line 6 in early 2017. The scope of the project includes design, engineering, procurement and manufacturing of main equipment and spare parts, transportation, installation, test and commissioning, preparation of engineering documents, and personnel training for operation.
Rail projects, in general, comprise civil engineering and the acquisition of electrical and mechanical (E&M) equipment. Civil engineering includes everything that comes before rail laying, such as tunnels, stations, shafts, and stairs. E&M includes both electrical and mechanical features, as well as all procedures that result in wagons rolling along the rails.
The Tehran Metro Line 6 marks MAPNA Group’s first move in the subway civil engineering. The Group is currently working on the Ibn Baboye station (A6-2). MAPNA has previously worked on subway E&M projects, including the development of electric and control systems.