Louis Berger has won the US$17m contract to provide project management services for the project, which will take 54 months to build.
The VBSL will be a northward extension of the existing Bandra-Worli Sea Link running along the western coast of the island of Mumbai. The eight-lane highway, approximately 10km in length, will connect the western suburbs of Versova and Bandra.
The main sea link will include a cable-stayed bridge section and a balanced-cantilever section. It will also include two intermediate connectors, which will connect the sea link to the mainland and serve areas between Versova and Bandra, including Juhu and Koliwada.
“We are honored to play a major role in one of the largest infrastructure projects - not just in Mumbai, but in India,” said Kshitish Nadgauda, Louis Berger senior vice president and managing director for Asia. “Our responsibilities on this significant project will require efficient delivery of top-quality, highly responsive services, and our intent is to exceed MSRDC's expectations in every respect.”
Louis Berger will provide services in three phases. The first phase will include the peer review of the previously-compiled techno-economic feasibility study and detailed project report, while the second will include compilation of tender documents for the engineering, procurement and construction, as well as management of the bid process. The third and last phase will involve project and construction management services during the construction and defects liability periods, including review of the selected contractor’s engineering designs. The project is slated for completion by late 2021.