The FAST Consortium, led by FCC, exceeds 70% progress in the work Metro of Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
The FAST consortium, led by FCC, exceeds 70% of progress in the work Metro de Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). This is an important milestone, considering that it is the largest infrastructure contract in execution in the world (€ 6,344 million initial budget).
Last January, all the civil works of the 64 kilometers of route were completed, of which 33 were for viaducts, 24 for tunnels and the rest for roadways.
All stations will have air conditioning and will have state-of-the-art security and comfort systems, as well as Internet access, with a commercial space and parking areas. In addition, the project includes a series of iconic stations, designed by world-renowned architects, which will serve as major hubs in the city's public transportation system, created to encourage the use of integral bus and subway networks by passengers coming from areas with a high population density.
The commitment of the Riyadh Metro regarding environmental technology stands out for the use of solar energy, which will help save 20% of energy consumption in the main electrical installations. Likewise, a new energy recovery technology has been implemented through the "return" to the network of the braking energy of the trains in their approach to the stations.
From the point of view of occupational health and safety, the figure of 15,000,000 work hours has been reached without any work accidents. This milestone has been achieved due to the high safety standards implemented at the construction site and the commitment of all consortium members to adopt safety and health as a priority within the execution of the suburban transport infrastructure.
The commissioning of this project will mean a radical change in the city that until now had a minimal presence of public transport. This megaproject will go up to the podium of honor of the best meters in the world.
About the Riyadh Metro
Package 3 of the Riyadh Metro led by FCC has 64 kilometers of track, 26 stations and two depots. The Riyadh Metro is the largest metro in the world under construction with six subway lines that will cover 175 kilometers. When it finishes, it will become the largest automatic metro in the world.
About the FAST Consortium
FAST Consortium is one of the three consortiums contracted by the Arriyadh Development Authorities (ADA) to design and build the Riyadh Metro Project. The consortium brings together eight international partners; In addition to having FCC Spain, this consortium includes Samsung C & T (South Korea), Alstom (France), Strukton (Netherlands), Freyssinet (Saudi Arabia), Atkins (United Kingdom), Typsa (Spain) and Setec (France) ). The team of the consortium is made up of more than 10,000 workers of 38 nationalities.