Trevi Group says Saudi subsidiary has begun foundation works for The Line

A workforce of approximately 150 people are currently on site but will increase to 250 once the construction site is at full capacity

Trevi Arabian Soil Contractor, a subsidiary of subsoil engineering specialist Trevi Group in Saudi Arabia, has said that it has begun implementing the permanent foundation works for The Line – a key component of the futuristic $500bn Neom City, which is under construction in the Tabuk area.

In a statement, Trevi Group told media outlets that Trevi Arabian Soil Contractors had started the foundation works after completing test piles to identify the best execution technology to carry out the project.

In July 2022, His Royal Highness Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Chairman of the NEOM Board of Directors unveiled key details about The Line, in addition to a number of detailed images.

The firm explained that it is deploying high-end Soilmec equipment for the foundation works. The diameter of the piles are said to range from 1.5m to 2.5m, while there is up to 70m of excavation from the work surface.

Trevi also said that Soilmec SR-90 and SR-100 equipment are currently operating on site, while there are plans to employ the SR-115/SR-125 and SR-135 in the near future. A workforce of approximately 150 are currently employed on site but will increase to 250 once the construction site is at full capacity, the firm clarified.

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Neom is expected to be home to nine million people and is to consist of a series of communities built in a straight line. The Line will run for 170km from the Red Sea in the northwest of Saudi Arabia, through to the interior. It will cross desert and mountainous terrain.

The Line is said to have two distinct levels underground for high-speed rail and infrastructure, as the above ground area will be green areas for residents and pedestrian pathways instead of cars.

In March 2022, His Royal Highness Mohammed bin Salman unveiled a new mountain tourism project in Neom, following which, in the same month, Neom launched a new subsidiary to develop sustainable energy and water systems. In May, Neom and Saudia announced their intent to kick off weekly air service to international destinations.

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