Bombardier wins $241m contract for monorail in Riyadh

The Canadian transportation firm has bagged the contract to build, supply, operate and maintain a MONORAIL system in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The project is scheduled to complete in 2012 has an estimated total value of $241m.

Canadian rail giant Bombardier Transportation has signed a contract worth $241 million with Saudi Oger, a leading Saudi Arabian construction company for the supply, installation, operation and maintenance of a 3.6km monorail system in Riyadh. 

The BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Monorail 300 system is scheduled to be installed in King Abdullah financial district, the new financial and business centre under development in Riyadh in 2012.

Bombardier Transportation, which has delivered 60 transit systems in 16 countries around the globe, will design and supply the system-wide Electrical and Mechanical (E&M) elements for the six-station monorail system as well as providing project management, systems engineering and integration, testing and commissioning.

While the engineering and design for the monorail vehicles will be carried out at Bombardier’s site in Kingston in Canada, the manufacturing of 12 cars will be carried out in Pittsburgh, US. As sub-contractor to Saudi Oger, Bombardier will also provide INNOVIA operation and maintenance services for the system for an initial contractual period of 10 years.

Saudi Oger, the contractor responsible for the construction of the new monorail system, 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 in April 2010.