Alstom among Riyadh Metro winners

01 September 2013

ALSTOM, as a member of the FAST consortium, will provide a complete automatic and driverless metro system to equip three of the six lines to be built in Riyadh. The total value of this project amounts to six billion euros ($7.97 billion) of which Alstom’s share represents more than 1.2 billion euros. The project also includes an option for 10 years of maintenance services.

FAST comprises Spanish construction group FCC, leader of the consortium, and its partners Alstom, Samsung C&T, Strukton, the Netherlands; and Freyssinet, Saudi Arabia.

One of the largest turnkey metro projects ever launched in the world, this fully automatic driverless network will be 170 km long and include 87 stations. The network is scheduled to enter commercial service in 2018.

Alstom will provide its fully integrated metro solution that combines the company’s state-of-the-art metro sub-systems. It includes the rolling stock (69 Metropolis trains), Urbalis signaling, the energy recovery system, Hesop, as well as the fast track laying technology, Appitrack – a technology that installs tracks three times faster than traditional methods.

The BACS consortium comprising Bechtel, Almabani, Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and Siemens is building two rail lines of the metro network.

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 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 Arriyadh New Mobility Group (ANM) will construct the 40.7 km Red Line from Madina Al Munawara to Amir Saad bin Abdul Rahman Al Awad Road in a contract worth $5.21 billion. ANM is led by Ansaldo STS and includes civil works contractors Salini-Impreglio, Larsen & Toubro and Nemsa together with Bombardier, which will supply a fleet of 47 two-car trains.

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