The UAE-based subcontracting company Tecon Specialized Engineering Solutions (TSES) has been awarded the $6.7m contract for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Metro.
The $22.5b Riyadh Metro is planned to comprise 6 metro lines including 85 metro stations over the total length of 175 kilometers and is scheduled to open in 2018. The project was conceptualized as a solution to reduce the effect of the expected growth in population within the next 10 years on the traffic of the capital of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The project will not only help in reducing the number of car trips by approximately 250,000 trips per day, it will also reduce the daily fuel consumption of the capital by almost 400,000 liters.
Commenting on the announcement, Naveed Ansari, the CEO of TSES explained that the company has been picked to be responsible for emergency lighting services of the Riyadh Metro. Ansari added that TSES has already started working on the project.
TSES, a part of Albatha Holding , has been a part of multiple projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over the last six years. The company’s portfolio includes Jeddah Tower, the 1,000-meter high tower which will be the world’s tallest building upon its planned completion in 2020, the new Jeddah Airport and Al Madinah Airport.