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FCC awarded 300 million euro electromechanical installation contract for Riyadh Metro

22/07/2016

FCC awarded 300 million euro electromechanical installation contract for Riyadh Metro

  • The work tendered by the FAST consortium led by FCC Citizen Service Group includes Green and Purple lines of the Saudi Arabian capital’s metro system
  • With this contract, the FCC Construccion Area extends the scope of its involvement in the construction of the Riyadh Metro, its largest international project
FCC awarded 300 million euro electromechanical installation contract for Riyadh Metro

FCC is increasing its involvement in its largest international project, the Riyadh Metro.

The FCC Industrial Division has been awarded a contract to carry out the installation of electro-mechanical services on the Green and Purple Lines of the Riyadh Metro.

The value of the awarded contract is around 300 million Euros and is due to be completed within 36 months. The scope includes all electro-mechanical installations, i.e. lighting, ventilation, fire-fighting and air conditioning systems on the two metropolitan railway lines.

The FAST consortium, led by FCC Construccion, was chosen by Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) – the executive arm of the High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh for the design and construction of Yellow, Green, and Purple lines of the Riyadh Metro.

The consortium consists of five international partners; in addition to its Leader -Spain’s FCC it includes Samsung C&T (Korea), Alstom (France), Strukton (The Netherlands), Freyssinet (Saudi Arabia) and includes 9500 employees, 42 nationalities and 22 different languages.

The three lines (Yellow, Green and Purple) which FAST Consortium is commissioned to develop consist of 25 stations, 64 kilometres of rail tracks (29.8 kilometres of viaducts, 26.6 kilometres of underground tracks and 8.2 kilometres of above-ground tracks).

The Riyadh Metro project sets FCC the challenge of designing and building a first-class metropolitan rail network for the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, currently home to 5.7 million residents. By 2030, the population is expected to grow to 8.3 million, so the Riyadh Metro, apart from boosting local economy, is sure to increase Saudis’ quality of life.

Another of the Group's divisions, FCC Aqualia, has also been present in Saudi Arabia since 2011, has been tasked with optimising the water supply network in the Saudi capital, which covers over 6,000 kilometres of land.  

 

Expertise

FCC Industrial has gained significant expertise over 25 years carrying out electromechanical installations in different urban subway lines, both in Spain and abroad.

The Riyadh Metro project is a further addition to the list of contract work implemented by FCC Construcción’s industrial subsidiary, such as the execution of substations on the Barcelona Metro or the installation of rigid catenary on the Madrid Metro’s new link to Terminal 4 of the Madrid Barajas Adolfo Suarez international airport. 

Public transport lines such as the Malaga Metro or intermodal stations like Puerta del Sol in Madrid are a representative sample of FCC Industrial’s work. Other notable railway projects it has undertaken include supplying power and building the sub-station in the Pajares tunnels and the renovation of the railway catenary between Montcada and Vic stations.

These projects allow for shorter distances to get people to their destinations quicker, as well as boosting local economic growth and enhancing synergies on the market, all within a framework of sustainability and socially responsible growth.