A consortium including Ferrovial Agroman has been awarded the contract to build one of the new access roads to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The segment, worth 145 million euro, is 10 kilometres long, including a central section and a frontage road.
Ferrovial, through its construction subsidiary Ferrovial Agroman in a 50:50 consortium with local company Al Fahd Contracting, has been chosen by the ArRiyadh Development Authority (ADA) to build section 2 of the new access road to Riyadh by upgrading Abi Bakr As Siddiq road to international motorway standards. The contract, worth 726.2 million Saudi rials (around 145 million euro), includes the construction of 10 kilometres of motorway, a central section with three lanes each way to motorway standards, and a frontage road on each side with at grade intersections. Alejandro de la Joya, CEO of Ferrovial Agroman: "This is Ferrovial's first contract in Saudi Arabia, and it will enable us to demonstrate our extensive experience in highly complex technical projects in a country with ambitious infrastructure investment plans to support economic development". The contract is part of the local authorities' investment programme to change the city's image and transform urban mobility. The project includes the construction of three interchanges using viaducts with spans of up to 80 metres. The entire route will be equipped with traffic control systems that will limit speed and regulate the central section's service level. More than 300,000 tonnes of tarmac and 100,000 m3 of concrete will be needed for the new 10 km section of road. Ferrovial was recently awarded other contracts in the Middle East, such as the Al Ghubrah and Ajman desalination plants in Oman and Ajman, respectively, and the expressway connecting Oman with the United Arab Emirates.