Infrastructure

US firm lands contract for Riyadh Metro work

Dayton Superior to deliver steel forming systems for phase one of the project

PHOTO: Line 1 of Riyadh Metro will be 38km long and include 26 stations, while the 25km Line 2 will have 15 stations. Credit: Siemens

Ohio-based Dayton Superior has been awarded a purchase order to provide steel forming systems for phase one of the Riyadh Metro.

The forming systems will be used to form the straddle bent columns and caps as well as hammerhead columns and caps for the Riyadh Metro, the company said in a statement.

The project’s straddle bents will be fully supported by a custom column-hung support system allowing the self-spanning forming systems to extend as much as 25m over live traffic. The entire system transfers all loads to the columns, thus leaving a clear path for traffic and avoiding lengthy construction-related delays.

“We have very strong engineering, supply chain logistics, operations and commercial teams focused on delivering millions of pounds of Symons forms to the project before year end,” said Jim McRickard, president and CEO of Dayton Superior.

The first phase of the Riyadh Metro project encompasses two metro lines. Line 1, with a length of 38km, will include 26 stations, while the 25km Line 2 will have 15 stations.

The project owner is Arriyadh Development Authority, the executive arm of the High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh. The main contractor for the Riyadh Metro project is the BACS Consortium, consisting of Bechtel, Almabani General Contractors, Consolidated Contractors Company, and Siemens.

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