Team will design and build Riyadh Metro Lines 1 and 2
The BACS consortium comprising Bechtel, Almabani, Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and Siemens has received a letter of award from the High Commission for the Development of ArRiyadh to design and build two rail lines of the Riyadh Metro network in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The team will be responsible for the approximately $10 billion development of Lines 1 and 2, which will be part of the six-line metro system that will form the backbone of the city's public transport network. The final contract signature is expected next month.
“Bechtel has had the privilege of working in Saudi Arabia for nearly 70 years and we thank the High Commission for the opportunity to continue this legacy. We look forward to working with the High Commission to build Lines 1 and 2 of this landmark metro system, both safely and sustainably,” said Peter Dawson, President of Bechtel's civil infrastructure business. “We intend to partner with the local community and businesses, as well as hire and develop Saudi nationals, to successfully deliver this project.”
“We are honored to be part of this team taking this challenge to build two of the six metro lines in the city of Riyadh and we shall endeavor to meet the High Commission's expectations,” said Mr. Nehme Tohmé, Chairman of Almabani. “We shall spare no efforts and no resources to ensure together with our partners that this iconic project is a success in all its aspects.”
“CCC is proud to be part of this prestigious project in Riyadh. Throughout its history in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, CCC has been honored to be a part of various monumental projects such as Princess Nora Bint Abdul Rahman University for Women and the University of Petroleum and Minerals. This tradition continues with the award of Package 1 of the Riyadh Metro Project,” said Samer S. Khoury, President (Engineering and Construction), CCC.
“We are pleased that Riyadh has decided in favor of Siemens technology for the world's largest metro project,” said Sami Atiya, CEO of the Siemens Mobility and Logistics Division. 'Obtaining an integrated rolling stock, signaling and electrification package from a single source offers our customer definite advantages.'
The BACS consortium will be responsible for the design, construction, rolling stock, signalling, electrification and integration of these new lines. Line 1 will run north to south across Riyadh from Olaya to Batha Corridor and Line 2 will run east to west along King Abdullah Road.
The BACS consortium members have more than 380 years' combined global experience delivering infrastructure projects, including more than 230 years' combined experience in Saudi Arabia. Projects include Jubail Industrial City, King Khaled and King Fahd International Airports, the Ras Al Khair aluminium smelter, power and desalination plants; oil, gas and petrochemical plants; pipelines, government and commercial buildings; and major roads.
Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through five global business units that specialize in civil infrastructure; power generation, communications, and transmission; mining and metals; oil, gas, and chemicals; and government services. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 22,000 projects in 140 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 employees team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 50 countries. For more information about Bechtel visit www.bechtel.com
About Almabani General Contractors:
Almabani General Contractors has been a leading construction company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since 1972 and its experience in the construction industry includes, but not limited to, civil construction, electro-mechanical works, infrastructure and communication networks, civilian and military airports, border demarcation projects, refurbishment and renovation, operation and maintenance and construction management. Almabani has executed over the past 40 years about 250 projects amounting to over 7 billion US Dollars. In the last two years, the annual turnover of the company has exceeded 450 million US Dollars.
Almabani focuses mainly on government projects, civilian and military, and is widely known for its high expertise in airports and infrastructure projects. For more information about Almabani, visit www.almabani.co
About Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC):
CCC is the largest construction company in the Middle East with 130,000 staff worldwide and ranks amongst the top 20 international contractors with offices and projects in more than 40 countries.
CCC is a leading diversified company carrying out construction, engineering, procurement, development and investment activities internationally. CCC is committed to providing reliable, amicable, and professional service to our valuable clients, and to being supportive to local businesses and social activities, being friendly to the environment as well as being proactive in the socio-economic environments within which we operate. For more information visit www.ccc.gr
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the fields of industry, energy and healthcare as well as providing infrastructure solutions, primarily for cities and metropolitan areas. For over 165 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. The company is the world's largest provider of environmental technologies. Around 40 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. In fiscal 2012, which ended on September 30, 2012, revenue from continuing operations totalled €78.5 billion and income from continuing operations €4.7 billion (incl. IAS 19R and reclassification of the solar business into continuing operations). At the end of September 2012, Siemens had around 370,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations. Further information is available at www.siemens.com