Civil works superstructure construction for the Haramain High Speed Line, between Mecca and Medina. Including the maintenance for a period of 12 years.

Location : Saudi Arabia
Start Date : 12 October 2012
End Date : 01 April 2027
Budget : € 1,318,000,000
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The consortium, known as Al Shoula Group, is made up of twelve Spanish companies: Imathia Construcción, Adif, Renfe, Talgo, Indra, Dimetronic, Cobra, Inabensa, Copasa, OHL, Consultrans, Ineco and two Saudi Arabian companies, Al Shoula and Al Rosan. 

This award is further demonstration that Spanish engineering is at the highest level in the world and that the Spanish high speed model is an example of excellence exportable to other countries. 

The project involves the construction of the high speed railway line between the cities Mecca and Medina with a 450 Km length of double track for speeds of up to 320 km/hour. The line will have stations in Mecca, Jeddah, the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), the King Abdulaziz international airport and the city of Medina.

Imathia Construcción is responsible for:

  • Contruction of 450 km track 
  • Build four work bases, three of these will be left for maintenance once operation line starts
  • Implement an effective sand mitigtion approach to keep the sand out the track.

After the construction period Imathia Construcción and Copasa will have to carry out the line infrastructure maintenance for a period of 12 years.




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