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Four international teams compete for Riyadh metro

25 Sep 12 Four international consortia are competing to build the Riyadh metro network, the city authority has announced.

The bidders for the project include Vinci and Alstom of France, Italy’s Ansaldo, Canada’s Bombardier, Germany’s Siemens and Stadler Bussnang of Switzerland. The four consortia have qualified for the final round of bidding from 38 groups that were vying for the project.

The consortia – which include 33 companies from 15 countries — have to submit their final bids by December, said the High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh.

Six electic rail lines with a total length of 75km are planned to stretch across Riyadh and serve the airport and the future King Abdullah financial district.

The commission has indicated the contract is so large that it may be awarded to more than one consortium.

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