Saudi Railways Organisation (SRO) has awarded UK-based Scott Wilson Group the contract to provide it with project management support on the Haramain high-speed rail project.

The £14.5m (£23.2m) contract will last five years. Scott Wilson will provide technical, engineering and programme management support services to the SRO.

The 440-kilometre Haramain line will link Mecca, Medina, King Abdullah Economic City and Jeddah, including King Abdulaziz International airport in Jeddah.