BACS consortium awarded $10bn Riyadh Metro contract

Consortium will be responsible for design, construction, rolling stock, signalling, electrification and integration of Lines 1 and 2 of network

The consortia will design and build two lines for the Riyadh Metro

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A consortium comprising of Bechtel, Almabani, Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and Siemens have been awarded a contract to design and build two rail lines for the Riyadh Metro network in Saudi Arabia.

Known as BACS, the consortium received a letter of award from the High Commission for the development of ArRiyadh. The team will be responsible for the $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 transportation network.

The final contract signature is expected next month, a statement by the consortium said.

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 members have more than 380 years’ combined global experience delivering infrastructure projects, including more than 230 years’ combined experience in Saudi Arabia.

Some of their 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.

“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.”

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