Isolux Corsan, in consortium with the Turkish company Kolin İnşaat Turizm Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. and the Arab Haif company, has been appointed as "preferred bidder" for the construction project of the lines B and C of Mecca Metro with an overall budget of more than $2.5bn. The Client has officially started the Negotiation phase with the joint venture. It is expecting the signature of the contract in the coming months.
The 11.9km Line B includes the construction of the stations. The 13km Line C has six stations and includes the completion of two big transport interchanges stations.
The scope of the contract includes the execution of stations and interchange stations with their civil works, access ramps, grand roofs and canopies, and tunnels. Tunnels are divided in different sections according to different construction methods: 19,616 meters of mined tunnels, TBM tunnels of 8,740 meters and 4,105 meters of Cut & Cover tunnels. The project also involves the execution of more than 1,175 meters of viaducts and large pedestrian underpasses.
In addition, the demolition of existing structures and facilities, traffic control, road diversions, utilities identification and relocations, and all other enabling works will be required.
The Mecca Metro project will consolidate Isolux Corsan's presence in Saudi Arabia, a country where the company was already present through several projects, being the main ones the SEC awarding for the design, supply, construction and commissioning of two 115/11 KV transmission substations (45 MEur), and the Um Alwal field storage project, an 120 MEur project awarded by Saudi Arabian mining company Maaden to Tecna (Isolux Corsan Oil&Gas subsidiary) in joint venture with Nesma Group.