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Bombardier wins Jeddah airport people mover deal

Bombardier Transportation wins second monorail contract in the Kingdom

The monorail will be integrated into the new Jedddah airport terminal. File photo, for reference only.
The monorail will be integrated into the new Jedddah airport terminal. File photo, for reference only.

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Bombardier Transportation has followed its successful bid to provide a transport system in the King Abdullah Financial District with a $96m contract to provide and maintain an automated monorail system at Saudi Arabia's Jeddah international airport.

Contractor Saudi Binladin will now employ Bombardier’s wholly-owned subsidiary in Saudi Arabia as subcontractor to oversee the new passenger terminal at King Abdulaziz International Airport.

The company will design and supply the electrical and mechanical parts for the 1.5km monorail – including the installation of the Innovia APM 300 system that will transport passengers between terminals from early 2014.

Bombardier Transportation vice-president Serge Van Themsche said its second Innovia contract in Saudi Arabia will help the oil-rich kingdom to achieve its ambitious urban transportation plans.

Bombardier Transportation was awarded a $241m contract for an automated monorail system in Jeddah’s financial district last year.

“We are honoured to add the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah to our list of prestigious airports served by a Bombardier INNOVIA transit system,” said Serge Van Themsche, VP for Europe, Middle East, Africa & Brazil, Systems division of Bombardier Transportation. “Our new generation INNOVIA APM 300 system will delight airport passengers with its sleek design and exceptional ride quality, and support the airport operator with its highly reliable service.”

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