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Isolux Corsan "preferred bidder" for the construction of the lines B and C of Mecca Metro

July 3, 2015

  • The project has a total budget of over 2,300 million euros.
  • Mecca Metro has started the negotiation phase with the consortium and is expected the signature of the contract in the coming months
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Isolux Corsan, in consortium with the Turkish company Kolin İnşaat Turizm Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. and the Arab Haif company, has been appointed as "preferred bidder" for the construction project of the lines B and C of Mecca Metro with an overall budget of more than 2,300 million euros. The Client has officially started the Negotiation phase with the joint venture. It is expected the signature of the contract in the next months.

Line B section of the contract with 11.9 km will include the construction of 3 stations. The Line C section, with 13 kilometers, in addition to the execution of 6 stations, includes the completion of two big interchanges stations.

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. Tunnels are divided in the different sections according to different construction methods: 19,616 meters of mined tunnels, TBM tunnels 8,740 meters and 4,105 meters of Cut & Cover tunnels. The project also involves the execution of more than 1,175 meters of viaducts and big pedestrian underpasses.

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.

Isolux Corsán in Saudi Arabia

Mecca Metro project will consolidate Isolux Corsan establishment in Saudi Arabia, a country where the company is already present through several Projects, been the main ones SEC awarding for the design, supply, construction and commissioning of two 115/11 KV transmission substations (45 MEur), and Um Alwal Field erected tanks project, an 120 MEur project awarded by Saudi Arabian mining company Maaden to Tecna (Isolux Corsan brand in Oil&Gas) in joint venture with Nesma Group.

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