Etihad Rail has appointed it to deliver technical and programme consulting services for the national freight and passenger railway network. Jacobs will provide engineering and design services for the 900km; review and provide oversight for the detailed proposals to be prepared by a network of design and build contractors; and provide construction supervision for the entire project.
"We were able to bring together the combined technical resources and synergies of Jacobs and our recently acquired CH2M team that presents a fully-integrated service offering for this world-class rail project," said Jacobs buildings, infrastructure and advanced facilities president Bob Pragada. "This included accessing the best talent across the breadth of our global network, coupled with a strong local presence provided by Jacobs in the UAE."
The project will be built in phases to link principal centres of population and industry; it will also form part of the planned network linking countries bordering the UAE.