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Two Project Management contracts awarded for Metro Riyadh project

🕔 August 28, 2013
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The Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) announced the two winning international consortia who will oversee the design and construction of Riyadh's new $8 billion metro system.

Riyadh Metro Map

Louis Berger and Hill International joint venture has been awarded a $265 million contract by the Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) to oversee design and construction deliverables through the project life cycle for Package 3, which consists of three of six lines in the new Riyadh metro system.

The contract was awarded under the Riyadh Advanced Metro Project Execution and Delivery (RAMPED) joint venture, in which Louis Berger is a 55 percent majority partner and Hill is a 45 percent partner.

The contract covers a five-year performance period and a 24-month defects liability period.

Jim Stamatis, president of Louis Berger's international operation, said:

"Our team is privileged and honored to be selected for one of the largest and most ambitious transit programs to ever be conceived. We look forward to playing a key role, in partnership with ADA, to deliver a transportation system that will support continued economic growth of Saudi Arabia's capital city by improving traffic congestion and connecting the citizens of Riyadh and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with their visitors and guests."

Riyadh Metro Transit Consultants, a JV between Parsons, Egis, and Systra, will manage packages 1 and 2 of the new Riyadh Metro system.Guy Mehula, Parsons MENA+ president, said:

"This is the largest design-build metro program initiated at one time, and we look forward to contributing to its successful delivery. The world-class public transport system will enhance the lives of the people in Riyadh over the next 5 years."

The metro network features six lines with a total length of approximately 176 kilometers and driverless trains. All stations and carriages will be air-conditioned and divided into 3 sections: first, family and single class.Sources: Parsons & Louis Berger

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