Pace gathers on world’s largest public transport project

The Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) has announced the two winning international consortia who will oversee the design and construction of Riyadh’s new $22.5bn metro system.

The contract awards are the next step in the development of the largest public transport project in the world – the Riyadh Public Transport Project.

Riyadh Metro Transit Consultants (RMTC), a joint venture between US firm Parsons and French firms Egis and Systra, has been awarded the first project and construction management contract.

RMTC will be responsible for managing metro lines 1, 2 and 3. These lines will be designed and built by the Bechtel-led BACS consortium and Arriyadh New Mobility group consortia. The contract is valued at $556m.

Riyadh Advanced Metro Project Execution and Delivery (RAMPED), a joint venture between Louis Berger and Hill International, was awarded the second contract to manage metro lines 4, 5 and 6. These lines will be designed and built by the FAST consortium, which includes Alstom as a member. The contract is valued at $264m.