PCT wins Haramain roofing, ceiling contract

Company will supply 2,048 roof, interior panels for Madinah Station

A rendering of Madinah Station, part of the Haramain High Speed Rail project in Saudi Arabia.
A rendering of Madinah Station, part of the Haramain High Speed Rail project in Saudi Arabia.

Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) has won a contract to supply the roofing and inner ceiling for Madinah Station, one of the stations of the Haramain High Speed Railway project.

PCT will supply the Yapi Merkezi–SBG Consortium, which have been granted turnkey construction of both the Makkah and Madinah railway stations for the Haramain project, with roof and interior ceiling panels for the entire surface area of 26,000m2.

All panels will comprise advanced composite materials so they can be easily lifted into place and installed on-site. Production at PCT will begin in June.

The contract was awarded to PCT after it worked with project architect Foster + Partners during the initial design phase to create a prototype roofing panel built out of a composite solution that would simultaneously realise the complex architectural designs, as well as pass all fire and safety regulations.

During this design phase, PCT manufactured a 1:1 prototype panel measuring about 13m2 that was structurally built using a fire-resistant sandwich of glass fibre and epoxy resin semi-preg combined with a lightweight core.

A total of 2,048 of the panels will be required for the entire surface. PCT's latest contract win follows the successful build and installation of the composite cladding, facades, clock faces and clock hands of the Makkah Clock Tower, which it completed at the end of last year.

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