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An Expert's View about Transportation and Storage in Saudi Arabia

Posted on: 5 Oct 2010

Saudi Arabia's ambition of a better and bigger railway is starting to come into life with the new huge railway projects in the Western and Eastern regions of the Kingdom.

Railways ? Saudi Arabia Sector Report Rail Saudi Arabia Produced by: Abdul Muqtadar Trade & Investment Officer British Consulate General ? Jeddah Last revised: 05 May 2010 Whereas every effort has been made to ensure that the information given in this document is accurate, neither UK Trade & Investment nor its parent Departments (the Department for Business, innovation and Skills and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office), accept liability for any errors, omissions or misleading statements, and no warranty is given or responsibility accepted as to the standing of any individual, firm, company or other organisations mentioned. Published by UK Trade & Investment www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk Railways ? Saudi Arabia Table of Contents OVERVIEW 3  CHARACTERISTICS OF MARKET 4  KEY METHODS OF DOING BUSINESS 13  PUBLICATIONS 14  EVENTS 15  CONTACT LISTS 15  APPENDIX 16  www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk Page 2 of 18 Railways ? Saudi Arabia OVERVIEW The idea of building railways in Saudi Arabia started in mid fifties of last century when a need for a commercial seaport in the gulf coast emerged. The current railway was inaugurated in 1951. Saudi Railways Organisation (SRO), the national entity for railways was established according to a royal decree in 22/2/1386 (12 Jun 1966). Currently, there is a single railway that links Dammam in the Eastern Province with Riyadh, the capital. Saudi Arabia's ambition of a better and bigger railway is starting to come into life with the new huge railway projects in the Western and Eastern regions of the Kingdom. The construction of the railway project connecting Jeddah, Makkah, and Madinah kicked off in June 2009. It is estimated that the first phase of the project would be ready by April 2012 and the second phase by December 2012 which will mark the experimental operation. This will boost the quality of transportation system in three cities. The Government will grant concessions to the private sector for the construction and operation of the new railway network via a Build Operate Transfer contract. Many programmes are also taking place now a days to improve SRO performance in all areas, particularly operation & maintenance. The Supreme Economic Council has recommended privatising SRO along with other organisations. Privatisation process will be part of implementing the land bridge and Makkah-Madinah Rail Link (MMRL) projects. Saudi Railway Organisation (SRO), the operators of existing railway between Riyadh and Dammam will be converted into Saudi Arabian Railway (SAR), a Government entity to manage, own and regulate the entire railway in Saudi Arabia. For more details about the organisation and press releases, visit: www.saudirailways.org. And for more information about expansion projects, visit: www.saudirailexpansion.com www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk Page 3 of 18 Railways ? Saudi Arabia CHARACTERISTICS OF MARKET Saudi Arabia?s experience in the railway industry is relatively new and could be described as modest compared with the UK. There is only one small railway in the country. Railway manufacturing is not well established in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Railways Organisation (SRO) operates and maintains the current network and welcomes foreign expertise. They have imported rail engines, carriages, rail track, sleepers, etc from USA, Switzerland, France, Korea, etc. With increasing economical and social needs for an efficient and a cheap means of transportation, SRO plans an ambitious construction regime that will add several routes to the single line that exists today. Many projects undertaken by SRO and other entities are underway at different stages. To maintain its reputation as a provider of good and reliable service, SRO is keen to improve standards of their operation. Thus, there is ongoing requirement for material/equipment suppliers and service providers in the sector. The Landbridge Project: Renamed as (Jeddah Riyadh Dammam & Jubail Rail Link Project) The $ 5 billion project is considered to be one of the most significant construction projects ever undertaken in the Kingdom. It will provide the first rail link between the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf. This is a 950km railway, which will link Jeddah in the west with the existing railway at Riyadh. Another 115km railway will be extended from Dammam to King Fahad Industrial Port in Jubail, joining the Red Sea port of Jeddah to the coast of Arabian Gulf in Dammam. www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk Page 4 of 18 Railways ? Saudi Arabia This project is planned to transform the existing railway network in Saudi Arabia into a world-class freight and passenger rail link across the country. It will be capable of moving large quantities of cargo over long distances at competitive rates and will offer safe and comfortable overland passenger transport. The railway will connect the sea port cities of Jeddah, Dammam and Jubail and will pass through the capital city Riyadh to serve its dry port. This project will involve construction of approximately 950 km ((590 miles) of new line between Riyadh and Jeddah and construction of approximately 120 km (75 miles) of new line between Dammam and Jubail. The project will serve three regions; Riyadh, Eastern, and Makkah, home to approximately 70% of the population. In a recent development, the Council of Ministers licensed a joint stock company (Saudi Land Bridge Company) to establish and operate this rail project. The Cabinet meeting, chaired by Crown Prince Sultan, said the new company would be a closed joint stock company and would establish, develop, operate and maintain the railway linking the Kingdom?s east with its west coast, transporting passengers, goods and carry out other related activities. Following four consortia comprising Saudi and foreign companies pre-qualified to implement this project on a BOT basis. The Tarabot Consortium, led by Arabian Company for Power & Water Development (Acwa-Power), the Trace Consortium featuring Saudi Binladin Group, The Mada Consortium, and the Agility Consortium, led by Kuwait's Agility Logistics. The bids were submitted but the project was not awarded on the date specified. It has been recently announced that Landbridge rail project will be re- tendered but will not be implemented on a BOT basis. It will now be funded by Public Investment Fund (PIF) as North South Rail Project. Revised study of the project is presently in progress by Dar Al Handsa and Khateeb Al Alami companies. No date to invite tenders is announced yet. Haramain High Speed Rail Project (Makkah-Madinah Rail Link) www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk Page 5 of 18 Railways ? Saudi Arabia The Makkah Madinah Rail Link (MMRL), a $ 5.3 billion dollar project, aims to provide a safe, fast, and comfortable mode of transport for an estimated 10 million Hajj and Umrah pilgrims travelling between the two holy cities and Jeddah. The railway route map has been designed to pass through the vast plains in the Western Province parallel with the highways connecting the three cities to avoid any natural obstacles set by mountains, hill, or valleys. The project will be implemented on a design, build, operate and transfer (DBOT) basis. It includes the construction of approximately 500km of new high-speed electrified railway lines between Jeddah and Makkah and between Jeddah and Madinah. The railway network will have three major passenger stations in the three cities. In addition, a station at a little town in the Rabigh area called Sa'abir will be set up to serve King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, 70 Km north of Jeddah, and surrounding areas which are expected to boom once the university is up and running. High-speed electric trains will move passengers at 300 kph every one-hour between Makkah and Madinah, and every half an hour between Jeddah and Makkah. A typical capacity is 15 trains per hour and 800 passengers per train (as for the Eurostar sets), which implies a capacity of 12,000 passengers per hour in each direction. Train trips, however, will be increased during Hajj and Umrah seasons. Railway lines will also be equipped with modern signalling and telecommunications systems. SRO has planned the project after observing the growing number of people who travel between the three cities. Nearly 2.5 million pilgrims visit the two holy cities during the Hajj season. In addition, 8.5 million people, including two million in Ramadan (Holy month) alone, come for Umrah annually. It would be possible to utilise the line for the whole year. Calculating on the basis of cost of one pilgrim's transport expenditure to be SR 200 between the Holy sites and a probable use of the train by one million pilgrims in one year, the revenue comes to SR 200 million. Also, calculating on the basis of usage of the train by about 3 million Umrah pilgrims during Ramadan and the whole year, at a cost of SR 50 per person, the revenue comes to SR 150 million in one year and SR 3 billion in 20 years. 50% percent of the two holy city visitors are expected to use this 500km and 300kmph train. The line will also link Yanbu Industrial complex, King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah and the planned King Abdullah Economic City in Rabigh, where a Hajj terminal city capable of accommodating over 500.000 pilgrims every season will be built. Six consortia - the Al-Rajhi Consortium, the Saudi Binladin Group, Saudi Oger, the Saudi Japanese Consortium, the Al-Sholah Consortium and the OHL international- submitted bids for the first phase (ground preparation, backfill, bridges etc) and Al- Rajhi Consortium was awarded the contract for SR. 6.79 billion in February 2009. The project is in progress to complete within the specified period. Tenders for design of stations, constructing rail tracks and installing electricity, communication and signalling systems as well as for the import and operation of bullet trains will be accepted by the end of June 2010. Saudi Binladin Group and Spain?s Obrascon Huarte Lain (OHL) will submit a joint bid. They will face competition from the Al-Shoula consortium, led by the Canada- www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk Page 6 of 18 Railways ? Saudi Arabia based Vision Transportation Group; the Saudi Japanese group, led by the local Mada Group; and the Saudi Oger consortium. A UK joint venture of Foster & Partners and Buro Happold is working on package two of the project, designing four of the five stations on the route, at King Abdullah Economic City and Jeddah Central station, as well as at Makkah and Madinah themselves. The railway will also connect to Jeddah International airport. To speed up the construction of Haramain railway project, King Abdullah has instructed the state owned Public Investment Fund (PIF) to sign and finance service and business contracts for the project by providing interest-free loans from its revenues. PIF will be compensated for the service through budget allocations in the coming years. It is estimated that the first phase of the project would be ready by April 2012 and the second phase by December 2012 which will mark the experimental operation. The expected journey time on the proposed 300 km per hour bullet trains would be half an hour between Makkah and Jeddah, and two hours between Madinah and Jeddah. The 450 km HR project will be fully electric and equipped with the most advanced signalling and communications systems. In January 2010, Scott Wilson Group-UK, the international design and engineering consultancy company has been appointed to provide project management support for the Haramain High Speed Rail Project. The contract awarded by Saudi Railways Organisation (SRO) is worth Saudi Riyal 89.8 million (£14.5m) over five years and covers technical, specialist engineering and programme management services. North ? South Rail Project: (NSRP) The Public Investment Fund (PIF), a division of the Ministry of Finance, and Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden), the government owned mining company, has awarded three of the four main construction packages on the multi-billion-dollar www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk Page 7 of 18 Railways ? Saudi Arabia north-south railway, one of the most ambitious rail schemes of recent decades. The 2400km project is designed mainly to serve the mining industry in Saudi Arabia and will be implemented in four different sections: The first contract (CTW-100) covers a 550km section from the planned fertiliser and aluminium complex at Ras al-Zour on the Gulf coast to the bauxite mine of Al- Zabirah in the north. The railroad will transport the phosphates for processing and then export from the port of Ras al-Zour on the East Coast. Saudi Binladen Group (SBG) is constructing the rail project. It will also links up to Al-Zabirah, where Ma'aden is working with Canadian aluminium producer Alcan to mine and process the aluminium ore bauxite. Project is in progress and about 65% of the work has been completed. The second contract (CTW-200) involves the construction of 457 kilometres from Al-Zabirah to the mid-point of the central Al-Nafud region. It is being constructed th by China Railway 18 Bureau Company and Al-Suwaiket Group. Project is in progress and about 60% of the work has been completed. The third contract (CTW-300) calls for the construction of a 782km section from Al- Nafud to the Al-Jalamid phosphate mine and Qurayyat, near the Jordanian and Iraqi borders, in addition to the Al-Basayta spur. Al-Rashid and Barcley Mowlem Co, are constructing it. Project is in progress and about 60% of the work has been completed. The fourth and final package (CTW-400) entails 480km between Al-Zabirah junction and Riyadh?s King Khalid International Airport, which was awarded to Russian Railways and later cancelled. This section was re-tendered and has been awarded to China Rail Construction Corporation (CRCC). Expressions of interest notes for the following three packages have been issued: 1) Signalling & Telecommunication. 2) Operation and Maintenance. 3) Procurement of Rolling Stock. Interested companies, joint ventures and consortia were given one month to submit their expression of interest. Please click on this link for details: http://www.nsrway.com.sa/home.php Al Mashaaer Al Mugddassah Metro in Makkah (Makkah Light Rail Project): A feasibility study conducted by an international company proposed five monorails linking the holy sites in Makkah to transport more than 3 million pilgrims between the holy sites. The Makkah monorail will be 8 to 10 meters above the ground to ensure smooth flow of pedestrians and vehicles. The total cost of the project will be Saudi Riyal 20 billion (US $ 5.4 billion). King Abdullah approved to conduct Makkah Light Rail study, to be carried out by the Development Projects Department with a number of experts from within the www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk Page 8 of 18 Railways ? Saudi Arabia Kingdom and abroad. The study was completed and submitted in September 2008. The Makkah network will link up two holy sites in the city and is expected to involve an elevated system similar to the one under construction in Dubai. It has been estimated that this investment would be for about 20 years. The use of fast trains to travel in the south, of the Holy sites of Arafat, Muzdalefa and Muna would reduce the number of buses being used for this purpose by 25,000 from a huge fleet of 70,000 buses now being used by internal Hajj pilgrims and the pilgrims coming for Hajj over land routes. The trains travelling in the south of the Holy sites would carry a minimum of 500,000 pilgrims within 6 to 8 hours and reduce the traffic congestion dramatically. Nine international companies were invited to bid for this US $5.4 billion project. Five companies were short listed and the project wining company (CRCC) was announced in September 2008. The project is to be started by January 2009 to ensure its completion in 18 months. In the presence of King Abdullah and the Chinese president Hu Jintao, the Minister of Municipalities and Rural Affairs (MMRA) Prince Miteb Bin Abdul Aziz signed the Makkah monorail project agreement with (CRCC) China Railway Construction Corporation. The value of the project reached SR 6.65 Billion with a capacity to transport 90,000 passengers per hour. The project will be implemented in two years. Thirty-five per cent of the project's capacity would be used during the next Hajj and the full capacity two years later. Thales is to supply Seltrac Communications-Based Train Control, an operations control centre, CCTV, SCADA and passenger information systems for the Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro in Makkah under a contract announced in June 2009. The ?130m contract was awarded by China Railway Construction Corp, which is responsible for infrastructure construction and systems integration under a 6·7bn Saudi Riyal contract signed in February 2008. Further contracts have also been awarded recently for this project: Westinghouse Platform Screen Doors will supply the PSDs, Siemens will provide the power supply, and Lloyds Register has been appointed as safety assessor. Systra will supervise the civil work whilst WS Atkins is responsible for electrical and mechanical systems and project management. The 18·2 km elevated metro will transport pilgrims to holy sites in Arafat, Muzdalifa and Muna during the Hajj, reducing congestion caused by buses and cars. The line will also carry Umrah pilgrims throughout the year. Each site will have three stations. On April 4 CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles was awarded a contract to supply 17 Type A 12-car metro train sets. Each set will have eight motor and four trailer cars, all with aluminium bodies. The first set will be delivered in April 2010 and the last by the end of 2010. The metro will open in time for the November 2010 Hajj, operating at 35% capacity initially with automatic train protection to assist manual driving. A member of staff will be retained onboard once driver-less operation is introduced in mid-2011, when the metro will reach its full capacity of 72 000 passengers/direction/h in time for the 2011 Hajj. www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk Page 9 of 18 Railways ? Saudi Arabia The line may be extended later to Al Haram-Makkah and is the first of a proposed five-line network which would connect the area to Jeddah airport and the planned national rail network. Riyadh Light Railway: This is a proposed $2 billion Riyadh light railway (LR) project. The project will include two lines; the first one will run for about 38 kilometres linking the north and south of the city, while the second runs along King Abdullah Street and extend 13 kilometres from the east to the west of the capital. The first stage is envisaged to be completed by 2013. In December 2009, construction started on the long awaited light-rail project, where 36 stations will be built in the first phase. This project is aimed at reducing congestion in a city where 87 percent of the population uses private cars as the primary mode of transport. This Riyadh Light Railway (RLR) project for the capital city, as it is called, comes under the jurisdiction of Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA). SRO would receive eight train cars within 36 months from now from the Spanish company CAF. The total cost of these eight train units is about SR612 million. CAF signed a contract with the SRO for the supply of the trains and a four- year maintenance project. The construction works have started on the two railway routes of the city. 23 stations will be built on the first route, while 13 stations will be constructed on the second rail link. The frequency of the services will be higher during peak hours. The electric metro system in Riyadh is part of the ADA?s efforts to make the public transport system more effective and popular. The first phase will involve the construction of a 25-km north-south route. It will extend from the northern side of the ring road to Olaya and Batha streets up to the southern ring road. The second phase will involve a 14 km route extending from the eastern side of the ring road across King Abdulaziz Road up to King Khaled Road in the west. It is expected that the first phase of the project will cover 30 districts of the city. Distances between stations will be 600 meters in highly populated areas and 1,100 meters to 2,000 meters in less populated areas of the city. The rail system is expected to serve 1,500 passengers per hour per track initially and then up to 8,000 passengers per hour. This project is financed by the government, planned and overseen by Arriyadh Development Authority. The project is a landmark scheme that aims at easing the increasing traffic congestion in the capital.   Monorail System ? King Abdullah Financial City A Letter of Award from Riyadh Investment Company (RIC) of around US $ 360 million is issued to Saudi Oger Ltd, for a monorail system within King Abdullah Financial District. Saudi Oger has agreed to sign a sub contract soon with Bombardier Transportation UK, to supply the E&M portion of the project. The contract will also include 10 years O&M. www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk Page 10 of 18 Railways ? Saudi Arabia Madinah Monorail: This project is part of the Knowledge Economic City, which is one of the four economic cities inaugurated by King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz and initiated by SAGIA. To develop the City, SAGIA is currently discussing with a consortium made up of Taibah Investment & Real Estate Development Company, PMDC, Savola group, Quad International Real Estate Development Company, and the King Abdullah Economic Foundation. The Knowledge Economic City (KEC) will be developed over an area of 4.8 million square metres and will include 4000 stores, 3000 residential units, recreational centres, cultural, healthcare and transportation facilities. Transportation within KEC will be facilitated via an elevated ring road which will be a monorail connecting the city to the Prophet's Mosque. This monorail will be linked to a train station thus facilitating railway access to Makkah, Yanbu, the King Abdullah Economic City in Rabigh as well as the port city of Jeddah. Jeddah Monorail: Jeddah for Urban Planning is hoping to have a major transportation network of monorails and buses in two years. A study conducted by the Faculty of Environmental Sciences of King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah recommended this project with aims to ease traffic congestion, reduce noise and air pollution, save commuting time and help in the city?s expansion and development plans. The monorail network will help urban development by linking areas on the outskirts of the city, especially the southern area, the study said. A monorail station in the extreme south will increase development in the area. Hijaz Railway Restoration Project: Al Bilad International Company, a Saudi company, is reportedly aiming to begin negotiations with the authorities in Saudi Arabia and Jordan to reconstruct the abandoned Hijaz Railroad that would connect the holy city of Madinah with Damascus, the Syrian capital. The company would shortly undertake a feasibility study for the reconstruction of the 1,400-km long Hijaz Railway, most of which runs in the Saudi land. The total cost has been estimated at $20 billion. An agreement has recently been signed between Saudi, Syrian and Jordanian Transport Ministers to conduct a joint study aimed at reviving Hijaz Railway. Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Rail Project US $ 25 bn: GCC rail link project extending from Saudi Arabia to Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE and Muscat was under consideration for the past two years. This line was also to be extended to Yemen in its second phase. The feasibility/engineering study for the GCC railway, launched in September 2007 and originally expected to take 12-18 months, will now be tendered in the last quarter of 2010. At least 5 companies will be short listed to carry out this project. www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk Page 11 of 18 Railways ? Saudi Arabia An initial study proposed the laying of two railway lines, the first being 1,970 kilometers long, stretching from Kuwait to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar, and from there to the UAE and Oman. The second line would be 1,884 km long, running from Kuwait to Saudi Arabia and the UAE and ending in Oman. Train service across the six GCC states will facilitate movement and travel of GCC citizens as well as expatriates and boost regional trade. The project is expected to commence in year 2012, to be completed by 2017. The project is estimated to cost US $ 25 bn. Khamis Mushyat, Jizan Rail Project: Saudi Railway Organization (SRO) is planning to establish two more railway lines linking Jeddah and Jizan as well as Taif and Khamis Mushayt. The lines will be part of the Saudi massive railway expansion program. SRO has already signed a SR 3.3 million contract with Dar Al-Handasa, for designs and technical consultancy to conduct a feasibility study on building two new railway lines - one linking the summer resort of Taif and southern city of Khamis Mushayt with East-West Railway and the other linking Jeddah with southern border city of Jizan. Metro System ? Princes Noora Bint Abdulaziz Universtiy ? Riyadh 14 km Slab Track Mono Metro System to serve Princes Noora Bint Abdulrehman Bin Abdulaziz University-Riyadh. Saudi Binladin Group ? Architect Building & Construction Division (ABCD) are the main contractors with Ensaldo ? Italian contractors within the consortium. Brecknell Willis & Co-UK has been entrusted design, supply and installation of conductor rail systems for this project. Cost of this mono metro project is 3.77 billion Saudi Riyal and is expected to be completed in 2 years time. www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk Page 12 of 18 Railways ? Saudi Arabia OPPORTUNITIES: To maintain its reputation as a provider of good and reliable service, SRO is keen to improve standards of their operation. Therefore, there is an ongoing requirement for material/equipment suppliers and service providers for the following areas: - Civil, electrical, mechanical, maintenance and construction work. In addition to this generalised requirement, one of SRO challenges is to find a solution for sand that recurrently covers the rail track. - Rail Safety and security: with the recent developments of the security situation in Saudi Arabia in mind, SRO is keen to know about new technologies and expertise applied by similar operators. - Training: both for technical and administrative staff. - 4000 km rail including stations and sideways. - Signalling systems. - Repair & maintenance facilities. - Fuelling stations. - Rolling stocks. As stated above, many new projects are expected to be implemented in the near future, which will offer good business opportunities for all companies involved in the rail industry such as rail developers, operators, consultant, service providers, material suppliers, etc. Particular areas of opportunities for sub contractors, consultants, service providers and material suppliers will emerge once contracts are awarded to a consortium, a concessionaire or contractors. Once privatised, SRO will act as a governmental consultant for the new operator for a few years, and as far as we understand, will no longer be involved in rail operation or procurement. The new rail owner will be the Landbridge and Makkah Madinah Rail Link (MMRL) project winner who will operate the new track on concession basis. Similarly other projects will require new lines, rolling stock etc and will operate independently. The Public Investment fund has also received expressions of interest for three further contracts, covering the provision of rolling stock, signalling and the operation and maintenance of the railway. The project is being managed by a consortium of Saudi Consolidated Engineering Company, France's Systra, the US' Louis Berger and Canada's Canarail. The railway is due to be completed by 2010. As these changes are still happening, it is difficult to pinpoint areas of specific opportunity. Therefore we recommend early contact with local companies that are already involved the aforesaid projects to gain further insight into requirements, both in the short term and longer term. The SRO website has a lot of detail regarding the projects themselves. KEY METHODS OF DOING BUSINESS Saudi law does not require foreign companies to appoint a commercial agent in order to sell products from overseas into Saudi Arabia. UK firms can make direct www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk Page 13 of 18 Railways ? Saudi Arabia sales to the private sector from outside Saudi Arabia. But in practice, it is usually advisable to employ a Saudi agent or distributor. Virtually all government purchasing is conducted by local tender and in the majority of cases only Saudi Arabian companies may bid. When considering doing business in Saudi Arabia, it is essential to obtain legal, financial and taxation advice. A useful contact list of lawyers and other relevant professional bodies can be provided by the British Embassy in Riyadh. For further details, please contact: Hattam Asali Manager Investment Centre Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) P O Box 1001 Jeddah 21431 Tel: +966 2 657 1663 Fax: +966 2 657 2097 Mobile: +966 505 680 331 E-mail: hasali@sagia.gov.sa Website: www.sagia.gov.sa PUBLICATIONS Middle East Economic Digest (MEED) MEED Head Office 33-39 Bowling Green Lane, London EC1R ODA, UK Tel: +44 (0) 20 7470 6200 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7470 6233, or 7470 6641 Web: www.meed.com Gulf Industry AL Hilal Publishing & Marketing Group Building 149, Exhibition Ave, Manama 320 PO Box 224 Manama, Bahrain Tel: +973 1729 3131 Fax: +973 1729 3400 Email: hilalmag@tradearabia.net Web: www.gulfindustryonline.com Arab British Business Arab-British Chamber of Commerce 1 Jermyn Street London SW1Y 4UH, UK Tel: +44 (0) 20 7235 4363 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7245 6688 Email: d.morgan@abcc.org.uk Web: www.abcc.org.uk www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk Page 14 of 18 Railways ? Saudi Arabia Saudi Commerce & Economic Review Eastern Province Chamber of Commerce & Industry PO Box 719 Dammam 31421, Saudi Arabia Tel: +966 (0) 3 857 1111 ext. 4053 Fax: +966 (0) 3 857 0607 Email: Saudicommerce@chamber.org.sa Web: www.chamber.org.sa EVENTS For details, please contact David Harries, Head of British Trade Office, whose contact details are given below. CONTACT LISTS David Harries Head of British Trade Office British Trade Office PO Box 1868, Al Khobar 31952 Tel: +966 3 882 5300 Fax: +966 3 882 5384 E-mail: David.harries@fco.gov.uk Website: www.britishembassy.gov.uk/saudiarabia Abdul Muqtadar Trade & Investment Officer British Consulate General Jeddah Tel: 966 2 622 5550 (x2214) + Fax: +966 2 622 6176 FTN: Telephone:8417 2214 Fax: 8417 2276 E-mail: abdul.muqtadar@fco.gov.uk website: www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk Saad Al-Adhami Senior Trade & Investment Officer UK Trade & Investment British Embassy Riyadh Tel: +966 1 488 0077 extension 2257 Fax + 966 1 488 2373 Mobile: +966 503 236 543 e-mail: saad.Al-Adhami@fco.gov.uk Mike Carroll Head Mass Transport Team UK Trade & Investment 66-74 Victoria Street London SW1E 6SW www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk Page 15 of 18 Railways ? Saudi Arabia Tel: + 44 (0)20 7215 4569 E-mail: mike.carroll@ukti.gsi.gov.uk www.youtube.com/UKTIweb http://blog.ukti.gov.uk www.twitter.com/ukti Anne Murrill Country Manager Saudi Arabia & Qatar International Trade Development Group Email: Anne.murrill@ukti.gsi.gov.uk Derek Griffiths Deputy Head Rail Sector Mass Transport Group International Sectors Group 1d UK Trade & Investment Tel: +44 207 215 4773 Fax: +44 207 215 4625 Email: derek.griffiths@dti.gsi.gov.uk Bob Docherty International Business Specialist Rail Sector / UKTI Kingsgate House 66-74 Victoria Street London SW1E 6SW Tel + 44 7879 661 598 Email: bobdocherty@btinternet.com APPENDIX A) Contact Details for the Landbridge Consortia: Consortium Contact Name Email Telephone Mada Mr. Piers Connor Piers.connor@btinternet.com +44 1509 670679 Agility Logistics Mr. Ahmad Wahidi awahidi@agilitylogistics.com Not Available Saudi Bin Ladin Eng. Ahmed Anees aanees@sbg.com.sa +9662 664 3033 ext. 55223 to 55229 Tarabot Dr. Faisal H. Al Sugair fsugair@muhaidib.com +9661 2297788 B) Int?l companies within each Consortia Bidding for the Landbridge Project 1) Mada Consortium Nationality Mada Company for Industrial & Commercial Investment - AlRajhi KSA SNC- Lavalin International Inc. Canada Saudi Consolidated Engineering Company ? Khatib & Alami KSA Canadian Pacific Canada Al-Arrab Contracting Company Ltd. KSA CPCS Transcom Ltd. Canada Worley Parsons Services Pty Ltd. UK RITES Ltd. India www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk Page 16 of 18 Railways ? Saudi Arabia United Arab Shipping Company KSA Baker Botts L.L.P. USA H.F. Wiebe GmbH Germany Majd Al kayan KSA Dr. Abdullah Basodan Office for Economic Consulting KSA Societe Generale France Mott MacDonald Ltd. UK 2) Agility Logistics Consortium Nationality Agility Logistics Kuwait Saudi Oger KSA Scott Wilson UK KEO International Consultants (KEO) ME English Welsh & Scottish (EWS) UK SAPAC KSA HSBC UK General Electric UK Laing O'Rourke UK Aydeniz Group UK KBR USA Societe Generale CRA International France Globe Marine Service KSA Berwin Leighton Paisner UK Al Rajhi Real Estate Investments KSA F & N Consultancy (F & N) Dornier Consulting Germany Doosan Korea Gulf Catering Co. KSA John Holland Australia Halcrow UK 3) Saudi Bin Ladin/ El Seif Consortium Nationality Saudi Bin ladin Group - El-Seif Engineering Contracting Co. Ltd. (JV with SBG) KSA Al-Azizia Commercial Investment Company (ACIC) KSA Al-Othman Group KSA Jeraisy Development Company Ltd. KSA Xenel Industries Ltd. KSA Abdullatif Alissa Group KSA Fawaz AlHokair Group KSA Dar Al Handasah Consultants (Shair & Partners) KSA Gulf One Bahrain Balfour Beatty Rail UK DB-International GmbH Germany Deutsche Bank AG Germany Deutsche Bahn AG (DieBahn) Germany Siemens AG Germany IRCON International Ltd. India United Transport Company Ltd. (UTC) KSA Yapi Markezi Turkey Impressa Pizzarotti Italy Rail One Germany BT Applied Technology KSA TUV Rheinland Germany 4) Tarabot Consortium Nationality Adbulaziz Alsaghyir Commercial Investment Co. KSA www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk Page 17 of 18 Railways ? Saudi Arabia Abdullatif & Mohammed Al? Fozan Development Co. KSA Abdul Kadir Al Muhaidib & Sons KSA Omran M. Al Omran & Partners Co. Ltd. KSA Mohamed & Abdullah I. Al-Subeaei KSA H.H. Prince Sultan bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Kabeer Al Saud KSA Arabian Company for Water & Power Development KSA Asciano Pacific National Australia Orascom Construction Industries Egypt Obrascon Huarte Lain (OHL) UK Allen & Overy LLP UK White & Case USA Ove Arup & Partners Limited UK Atkins UK Petrocon Arabia Limited KSA BNP Paribas France GHD Australia Source of Information: th SRO website, February 16 2009, info taken along with the following note: List of companies has been compiled from information received from bidding consortia. SRO bears no responsibility for errors or omission (www.SRO.com.sa). C) Future Projects: Project Name Contract Contract type Status Completion Consultant Value ($) Date SRO - Jeddah to Not BOT - Build, Study - 2010 Dar Al Handasah Jizan Railway announced Operate, Feasibility Nazih Taleb and yet Transfer Study Partners www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk Page 18 of 18
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