Isolux and JV named preferred bidder for US$ 2.59 bn Makkah Metro project

Isolux and JV named preferred bidder for US$ 2.59 bn Makkah Metro project :Spanish group Isolux Corsan said its joint venture with Turkish group Kolin İnsaat Turizm Sanayi ve Ticaret and Saudi Arabian company Haif has been named preferred bidder for the €2.3-billion ($2.59 billion) contract for the construction of lines B and C of the Makkah Metro in Saudi Arabia.

The scope of the contract includes tunnelling as well as the execution of stations and interchange stations and associated works, said a statement from Isolux Corsan.

Official negotiations have been started with the joint venture and it is expected that the deal will be signed in the coming months, according to tradearabia news reports.

The 11.9-kilometres (km) Line B section of the contract involves the construction of three stations, while the 13-km-long Line C section will involve the execution of six stations besides the completion of two big interchanges stations, said the Spanish company in a statement.

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, it stated.

The tunnels are divided in the different sections according to different construction methods: 19,616 metres (m) of mined tunnels, 8,740 m of tunnels using tunnel boring machines (TBMs) and 4,105 m of cut-and-cover tunnels.

The project also involves the execution of more than 1,175 m of viaducts and big pedestrian underpasses, the statement said.

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, it added.

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