Atkins eyes more metro contracts in Makkah and Jeddah

Atkins has provided consultancy services for Qatar’s Doha Metro and Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Metro
Atkins eyes more metro contracts in Makkah and Jeddah
Simon Moon, chief executive officer, said that Atkins has bid for work on Mecca Metro, and intends to bid on Jeddah Metro as well.
By James Morgan
Sun 30 Oct 2016 12:14 PM

Atkins is pursuing contracts connected to Saudi Arabia’s largest metro projects, according to its regional CEO.

The consultancy has bid for work on Makkah Metro, and intends to bid on Jeddah Metro, according to Simon Moon, CEO of the UK-headquartered firm’s Middle East operations.

Moon also revealed that Atkins will continue to explore opportunities related to the extension of the UAE’s Dubai Metro, which the company has supported previously.

In an interview with Construction Week, Moon said: “We have previous experience working on Dubai Metro, and we’re still looking into how we can become more involved [with its extension].”

Turning his attention to Saudi Arabia, he added: “We bid on Mecca Metro, we’ll be bidding on Jeddah Metro, and [we intend to bid] on the metros that come after those.”

Atkins has provided consultancy services for some of the largest transportation projects in the Middle East, including Qatar’s Doha Metro and Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Metro.

The firm is also working with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on smart initiatives in intelligent transportation, according to Moon.

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