Riyadh Monorail, King Abdullah Financial District Transport

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Riyadh Monorail, King Abdullah Financial District

KSA Infrastructure Project, Saudi Arabia Transport – design by KEO

24 Jun 2010

Riyadh Monorail Design

KEO to design bridges, depot and station for new Riyadh monorail

King Abdullah Financial District, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

As the epicenter of Riyadh’s burgeoning financial sector, over 40 towers will define the new King Abdullah Financial District. The development undertaken by Rayadah Investment Company features all the facilities, amenities, utilities and transport networks of a well-designed modern business district. Public transport connecting the district will feature a unique monorail system with all buildings, system’s and six stations integrated and linked together by a self-sustained air-conditioned skywalk system enabling pedestrian access to the entire development.

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KEO International Consultants has been awarded the contract by Saudi Oger Ltd. to design the 3.5 km elevated rail viaducts, switch bridges, long span bridges and 131 piers supporting the monorail train system, Station 1 and the Train Maintenance Depot. KEO deliverables include the detailed design of over 30 bridges as well as complete architectural and engineering design for the train maintenance depot and station 1. KEO’s approach will carefully consider critical factors such as durability and maintenance, constructability, aesthetics, materials, economy of structural solution, and whole life cycle costs.

KEO will team up with Bombardier, Freyssinet and Scott Wilson to deliver the project for Saudi Oger Limited, which was awarded the contract by the Rayadah Investment Company, the investment vehicle of the Public Pension Agency of the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Design completion for the project is expected in 2011 with construction expected to be substantially finished in 2012.

Riyadh monorail, King Abdullah Financial District, images / information from KEO

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