Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) invites international consortia to prequalify, deadline 20.06.2012, for a turnkey contract to design, build and equip Phase 1 of the Riyadh light metro, with an option to maintain the three-lines 92 km-long network. Design has so far only been completed for lines 1 and 2, which have an estimated cost of EUR3.6 billion.
Companies that prequalify will be invited to bid on 20.07.2012, with submissions due by end-October. ADA plans to award the contract in mid-January 2013, and the first section of the light metro must open by the end of 2016. The metro will include a mixture of underground, at grade and elevated construction. Line 1 will be 24 km-long, Line 2 will be 26 km-long, and Line 3 will be 42 km-long. Phase 2 will add another three lines to the network, but their alignment has not yet been defined. Prequalification application forms available by e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.arriyadh.net. 24/12.
The following three consortia submitted technical and financial offers for a turnkey contract to design, build and equip Phase 1 of the Riyadh light metro: Consortium 1, leader Vinci Construction (France) with Siemens (Germany), Almabani General Contractors (Saudi Arabia), Consolidated Contractors Company (Saudi Arabia), Aecom (USA); Consortium 2, leader Bombardier (Canada) with 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 (UK), Mott Macdonald (UK), Parsons Brinckerhoff Arabia (Saudi Arabia); Consortium 3, leader FCC Construccion SA (Spain) with Alstom Transport SA (France), Samsung C&T Corporation (Korea), Alpine (Austria), Strukton Civiel Projecten BV (The Netherlands), SETEC (France), Tecnica Y Proyectos (Spain). Visit www.arriyadh.net. 24/13.