NEOM has awarded drill and blast tunneling contracts for work on what is considered to be one of the world’s largest transportation and utility infrastructure projects.
A critical building block in ensuring NEOM continues to meet its development schedule, the projects have been presented to two joint venture groups, separated by lower and upper geographies.
The first contract has been awarded to FCC Construction SA/China State Construction Engineering Corporation/Shibh Al-Jazira Contracting Company Joint Venture (FCC/CSCEC/SAJCO JV), while the second has gone to Samsung C&T Corporation/Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd/Saudi Archirodon Company Ltd Joint Venture (SHAJV).
The tunnelling project will span 28 kilometres
The tunnelling project will span 28 kilometres and include separate tunnels for high-speed and freight rail services, making people and cargo transit faster, safer, and easier.
To ensure minimal impact on natural landscapes, the rock excavated as part of this tunnelling project will be processed and reused in the permanent concrete lining of the tunnels and future NEOM projects.