Dayton Superior wins Riyadh Metro deal in Saudi

Dayton Superior will provide the forming systems which will be used to form straddle bent columns and caps as well as hammerhead columns and caps for the metro

Jim McRickard is president and CEO of Dayton Superior.
Jim McRickard is president and CEO of Dayton Superior.

Dayton Superior has been awarded a contract to provide standard and custom steel forming systems for phase one of the Riyadh Metro project in Saudi Arabia.

The forming systems will be used to form the straddle bent columns and caps as well as hammerhead columns and caps for the metro.

Package one of the project encompasses two metro lines. Line 1, with a length of 38KM, will include 26 stations. The 25km Line 2 will have 15 stations.

The project’s straddle bents will be fully supported by a custom column-hung support system allowing the self-spanning forming systems to extend as much as 25 metres over live traffic.

The entire system transfers all loads to the columns, thus leaving a clear path for traffic and avoiding lengthy construction-related delays, reports Business Wire

Jim McRickard, president and CEO of Dayton Superior, said: “We have very strong engineering, supply chain logistics, operations and commercial teams focused on delivering millions of pounds of Symons forms to the project before year end, “ said 

The project owner is Riyadh Development Authority (ADA), the executive arm of the High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh.

The main contractor for the Riyadh Metro project is BACS Consortium, consisting of Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company, Almabani General Contractors, Consolidated Contractors Company, and Siemens.

This Consortium is part of three Consortia which will deliver a total of 6 lines for Riyadh Metro project. 

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