Riyadh Metro materials testing deal awarded

Advanced Construction Technology Services awarded materials testing contract for Lines 1 and 2


Advanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS), a consulting organisation in the field of construction materials and geotechnical engineering, has been awarded a contract to carry out testing and analysis on construction materials to be used for the Riyadh Metro Lines 1 and 2, the company stated in a press release.

The Riyadh Metro contract win is the second for ACTS after it was awarded a previous assignment to carry out geotechnical and geophysical works on the two same metro lines in support of the BACS (Saudi Arabian Bechtel; Almabani General Contractors; Consolidated Contractors Company and Siemens) Consortium.

BACS is one of the three consortia that were awarded the Riyadh Metro Project by Arriyadh Development Authority.

The new three-year contract will see ACTS operating one of the largest site laboratories for infrastructure in the Kingdom with the setting up of an 800 sqm. laboratory space to perform the expert services required under this assignment. The laboratory is fully-equipped with state-of-the-art field testing equipment to investigate and assess related construction materials, among them concrete, soil, asphalt, shotcrete and grout.

ACTS will deploy more than 150 highly-trained professionals on three different site locations to fully complete the diverse technical expertise required under the agreement.

“We are pleased to be given additional assignment on the Riyadh Metro and look forward to contributing further and see the ultimate completion of this landmark project,” commented Engr. Khaled Awad, chairman and founder, ACTS.

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