- Mecca Metro selects preferred bidder
- Proposal valued at $2.6bn
- Contract award expected in a couple of months
A consortium comprising Spains Isolux Corsan, the local Haif Contracting and Turkeys Kolin has announced it has been selected as the preferred bidder for work on the Mecca Metro.
The Spanish-led consortium has been invited for negotiations for phase 1 contracts for line B and C of the Mecca Metro.
According to a statement on Isolux Corsans website the consortium has put forward a proposal for line B and C valued at SR9.95bn ($2.6bn).
Line B will feature seven stations over 11.9 kilometres while Line C will feature 15 stations and involve tunnelling work over a rail line extending 33.2km.
The scope of the contract includes the execution of stations and interchange stations with their civil works, access ramps and tunnels. The project also involves the execution of more than 1,175 metres of viaducts and pedestrian underpasses.
The bidders for Line B are:
- Salini Impregilo (Italy) / Nesma and Partners (local)
- Yapi Merkezi (Turkey) / Orascom Construction Industries(Egypt)
- Assignia (Spain) / Mapa (Turkey)
- Saudi Binladin Group (local)
- Isolux Corsan (Spain) / Haif Contracting (local) / Kolin (Turkey)
The bidders for Line C are:
The metro network is part of the wider SR60bn ($16.5bn) transport programme for Mecca known as Mecca Public Transport Programme (MPTP), which also includes a bus network.