An operations and maintenance (O&M) contract has been awarded for Lines 3-6 of Saudi Arabia’s $23bn (SAR86.3bn) Riyadh Metro to the Flow Consortium, comprising Alstom, Ansaldo, and Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane.
The news coincides with Arriyadh Development Authority’s award of an O&M contract for Lines 1 and 2 of the project to Capital Metro Company (Camco), a joint venture of RATP Group’s RATP Dev and Saudi Public Transport Company.
Flow Consortium’s contract, like Camco’s, spans a period of 12 years, including mobilisation work. Within the consortium, Alstom’s work includes the full maintenance of the transit system, including the trains it has provided for Lines 4-6, in addition to separate ones delivered for Line 3.
Alstom will also maintain fixed installation elements, such as tracks, signalling, communication, passenger information systems, and power supply.
The consortium’s work for Lines 3-6 will span 113km and cover 50 stations, including two main and five interchange hubs, plus three depots and operation control centres each.
Additional services it will deliver include, similar to Camco, metro operation, security, passenger assistance, facility management, and building maintenance, which covers stations, parks, and rides, PMV Middle East reported.
Camco’s scope on Riyadh Metro covers Line 1, also known as Blue Line, on the Al-Olaya-Al Batha corridor spans 39km and includes 25 station. It will also work on Line 2, known as Red Line, which runs parallel to King Abdullah Road for 25km, with 15 stations.
As part of the contract by Arriyadh Development Authority, Camco must meet a minimum Saudisation target of 45%, and at least 55% of its work must feature local content for the supplies and services it delivers, in addition to on-the-ground logistics support. More
By Neha Bhatia http://www.constructionweekonline.com