Bahra Cables wins cable supply for Makkah Metro
Bahra Cables has won a SR50 million Makkah Metro cabling contract
Bahra Cables Company of Saudi Arabia has won a SR50 million contract to supply cables for the Al Mashaar Makkah Metro project.
It will supply low-voltage cables and electrical wires according to British specifications, as inspected and approved by Dar Al-Handasah Consultants.
The total cost for constructing the metro line from Arafat to Muzdalifa is an estimated SR6.65 billion. The metro line will provide transportation for pilgrims along 18.1 km in the holy places in Makkah.
To avoid hindering pedestrian movement or vehicular traffic in transferring pilgrims from Mina to Arafa, Arafa to Muzdalifa and then to Mina, the metro will be elevated 8m and in certain areas 10m. When fully operational in Hajj season 2011, the train will accommodate 72 000 people per hour per direction.
“Winning this project is an important step towards highlighting the quality of our products, which comply with international standards and specifications,” said Bahra Cables, CEO engineer Talal Idriss.