US firm wins Riyadh Metro construction management contract

riyadhmetro  twicepixLouis Berger will oversee design and construction deliverables through the project lifecycle on Package 3 of Riyadh Metro project. (Image source: twicepix/Flickr)US-based consultancy Louis Berger has been awarded a US$65mn contract by the Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) to deliver construction management services on the Riyadh Metro project

The contract was awarded as part of the Riyadh Advanced Metro Project Execution and Delivery (RAMPED) joint venture, which is 55 per cent owned by Louis Berger and 45 per cent by partner Hill International.

As part of the project, Louis Berger will oversee design and construction deliverables through the project lifecycle of Package 3, which will include Line 4, Line 5 and Line 6 and cover 67km of track with 48km of elevated alignment, 5.5km of mined tunnel, 22 stations and nearly 13km of bored tunnel.

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

Louis Berger international operations president Jim Stamatis said, “Our team is honoured 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.”

Hill’s project management group (international) president Raouf S Ghali said, “We are extremely honoured to be working with our partner, Louis Berger, on this project. We have every confidence that the world-class team we have assembled will deliver a successful metro rail system for the citizens of Riyadh.”

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