Fugro wins Cairo Monorail megaproject site contract
Fugro plans to deploy up to 15 geotechnical drilling rigs along the 43km line
The National Authority for Tunnels represented via the Arab Contractors has awarded Fugro a geophysical and geotechnical investigation contract for the second phase of the Cairo Monorail megaproject.
The megaproject involves the construction of two monorail lines that will create the first public transport links from both Egypt’s as-yet unnamed new administrative capital (NAC) and 6th of October City to the Greater Cairo area.
Drawing on their unique expertise and capabilities in land site investigation in Egypt, Fugro plans to deploy up to 15 geotechnical drilling rigs along the 43km line that will connect 6th of October City to Giza via 12 new stations, demonstrating the size of the scope of work required.
The advanced testing on the soil samples will take place in Fugro’s IAS-accredited laboratory in Cairo.
The Cairo Monorail contract is Fugro’s second large-scale urban project in Egypt and solidifies Fugro’s commitment to strengthening its Egyptian capabilities.
Commenting on the contract award, Fugro’s business line director for land site characterisation, Mohamed Mostafa, said: “We are constantly striving to improve our service offering and deliver a comprehensive range of site investigation services that allow our clients to forge ahead with the design and construction of their strategic projects."