consortia have been shortlisted to offer financial and technical bids to
implement the Riyadh Metro Project, announced Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz,
chairman of the High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh (HCDA) and head
of the higher supervisory committee overseeing the implementation of public
transport system in Riyadh.
The consortia are made up of a
total of 33 companies from 15 countries and include the biggest world rail makers
who carried out rail and metro projects in cities including Paris, London,
Washington, San Francisco, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney, Vancouver, Toronto and
Barcelona, Prince Sattam said.
The shortlist was announced after
38 consortia submitted bids to the HCDA. The four consortia should submit their
financial and technical bids within four months, he added.
Each consortium has companies
with multiple disciplines including rail manufacturing, metro tunnel building,
civil works, bridges, control and operation systems, electrical and mechanical
works, design and management of mega projects.
Meanwhile, requests made by 16
major international consortia for the operation and maintenance of buses that
forms part of the overall public transport project in the city are being
reviewed and will be decided on shortly.
The Metro project, once
completed, will incorporate six main routes covering a total length of about
It will form the backbone of the
public transport system in Riyadh, covering densely populated areas in the city
center, government facilities, commercial centers and link to King Khalid
International Airport, King Abdullah financial districts and major
It will relieve pressure on the
roads and also ease traffic congestion, especially during peak hours.
The consortia prequalified for the Riyadh Metro project are:
Vinci Construction (France) the consortium leader.
Almabani General Contractors (Saudi Arabia).
Consolidated Contractors Company (Saudi Arabia).
Bombardier (Canada) - the consortium leader.
Al Rajhi Holding Group (Saudi Arabia).
YAPI Merkezi Insaat (Turkey).
Obrascon Huarte Lain (Spain).
Al Arrab Contracting Co (Saudi Arabia).
Shibh AL jazira Contracting Co (Saudi Arabia).
GS Engineering and Construction (Korea).
Freyssinet Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabia).
Serco Group (Britain).
Mott Macdonald LTD (England).
Parsons Brinckerhoff Arabia (Saudi Arabia).
FCC Construccion SA (Spain) - the consortium leader.
Alstom Transport SA (France).
Samsung C&T Corporation (Korea).
Strukton Civiel Projecten BV (The Netherlands).
Tecnica Y Proyectos (Spain).
STRABAG Group (Austria) - the consortium leader
Ansaldo STS (Italy).
BESIX SA (Belgium).
Ali Al Swailem Group - MASCO (Saudi Arabia).
Larsen & Toubro (India).
Hyder Consulting (United Kingdom).
Worley Parsons (USA).