Saudi issues tender for Riyadh metro


By Daniel Shane

Saudi Arabian authorities have launched a tender process to develop a new metro transit system in the capital Riyadh.


In a notice on the Arriyadh Development Authority’s website, “global consortia” were invited to bid to provide infrastructure including rolling stock and telecommunications, as well as tunnelling, civil, mechanical and electrical works.

The notice said that suppliers had until 20 June 2012 to submit their applications for prequalification to the development authority’s headquarters in Riyadh.

No details on the network’s cost, completion date or capacity were provided on the website. More info