Dawson: partnership to grow

Dawson: partnership to grow

BACS team wins $10bn Metro deal

01 August 2013

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 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 in August.

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.

“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.”

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.

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