DURL given green light for phase 2 metro works

28 July 2006
Dubai's Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded the AED 4,089 million ($1,112 million) contract for the phase 2 works on the Dubai Metro project to the Dubai Rapid Link (DURL) consortium. The contract was placed as an option to the AED 12,450 million ($3,400 million) contract awarded to DURL in June 2005 (MEED 7:7:06).

The works involve the construction of the 20-kilometre green line running in a loop from Dubai International Airport through Deira and Bur Dubai to Rashidiya.

The DURL consortium is led by Japan's Mitsubishi Corporation and includes Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Obayashi Corporation and Kajima Corporation, all of Japan, and Turkey's Yapi Merkezi. France's Systra and the US' Parsons International will oversee construction. Australia's Bovis Lend Lease will provide project management services on behalf of the client.

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