Second O&M contract awarded for Saudi's $23bn Riyadh Metro

Flow Consortium's latest O&M contract for Lines 3-6 of Riyadh Metro follows a similar deal inked with Camco for Lines 1 and 2 earlier this month

Two O&M contracts have been awarded to the Flow Consortium and Camco for all lines of Saudi Arabia's $23bn-worth Riyadh Metro.
Two O&M contracts have been awarded to the Flow Consortium and Camco for all lines of Saudi Arabia's $23bn-worth Riyadh Metro.

An operations and maintenance (O&M) contract has been awarded for Lines 3-6 of Saudi Arabia’s $23bn (SAR86.3bn) Riyadh Metro to the Flow Consortium, comprising Alstom, Ansaldo, and Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane. The news coincides with Arriyadh Development Authority’s award of an O&M contract for Lines 1 and 2 of the project to Capital Metro Company (Camco), a joint venture of RATP Group’s RATP Dev and Saudi Public Transport Company.

Flow Consortium’s contract, like Camco’s, spans a period of 12 years, including mobilisation work. Within the consortium, Alstom’s work includes the full maintenance of the transit system, including the trains it has provided for Lines 4-6, in addition to separate ones delivered for Line 3.

READ: O&M contract awarded for Saudi Arabia's Riyadh Metro

Alstom will also maintain fixed installation elements, such as tracks, signalling, communication, passenger information systems, and power supply.

The consortium’s work for Lines 3-6 will span 113km and cover 50 stations, including two main and five interchange hubs, plus three depots and operation control centres each.

Additional services it will deliver include, similar to Camco, metro operation, security, passenger assistance, facility management, and building maintenance, which covers stations, parks, and rides, PMV Middle East reported.

Camco’s scope on Riyadh Metro covers Line 1, also known as Blue Line, on the Al-Olaya-Al Batha corridor spans 39km and includes 25 station. It will also work on Line 2, known as Red Line, which runs parallel to King Abdullah Road for 25km, with 15 stations.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Construction of Saudi Arabia's Riyadh Metro

As part of the contract by Arriyadh Development Authority, Camco must meet a minimum Saudisation target of 45%, and at least 55% of its work must feature local content for the supplies and services it delivers, in addition to on-the-ground logistics support.

This article was originally published on Construction Week’s sister website, PMV Middle East. For more news and insights from the Middle East’s plant, vehicle, machinery, and construction equipment sector, please visit

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