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Riyadh, Princess Noura University for Women: Automated People Mover

The first Driverless Unattended Metro in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

In the North of the Saudi Capital Riyadh, a huge site is under construction in order to host the biggest University in the world in one single site.

The PNU-APM is a 11.5 km of high technology transportation serving the whole campus of the university and enabling the students to access easily to each part of the campus (Faculties, housing, recreation centres …). The line is completely on a viaduct and has 14 stations and is characterized by a central loop of 6 km.

The main challenge is the implementation of a driverless system in a very difficult climate such as the desert and also customize a dedicated Transportation System serving a well defined category of users (University Students).

The E&M turnkey contract includes: Signaling, Telecom, SCADA, Power Supply and Traction Power, Third Rail, Platform Screen Doors, Automatic Fare Control, Depot System Design & Equipment.

Features Line length11.5 km
Min Headway90 s
Train capacity(2.5p/m2) 110 pass
Line capacity(2.5p/m2) 4400 pphpd
Fleet22 (2 car) trains of 29m
Commercial speed24 km/h
Max speed60 km/h
Third rail power supply750 Vdc
Under construction

Riyadh, Riyadh Metro Lines 3, 4, 5 & 6

Ansaldo STS awarded of the O&M contract for Riyadh Metro Lines 3, 4, 5 & 6

Ansaldo STS as Leader of FLOW consortium (which has as members: Ansaldo STS – leader company –, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, Alstom Transport S.A), has received yesterday (17 September 2018) a Letter of Award (LoA) from ArRiyadh Development Authority (ADA) related to the Operation and Maintenance services (O&M) contract of Lines 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Riyadh Metro.

The contract will cover a period of 12 years (including the mobilization period), and has a total value to the FLOW Consortium of 10.9 billion Saudi Arabian Riyals, equal to 2.9 billion USD. Ansaldo STS’ share is equal to about 1 billion USD.

Ansaldo STS leads the FLOW consortium, which has been appointed as operator of four lines (out of six) of the Riyadh Metro network, which is currently under construction in the Capital city of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Ansaldo STS has been present in Saudi Arabia for more than 15 years and, as part of the ANM consortium, is supplying the metro system for line 3 (Orange Line) which is the longest line of Riyadh Metro’s network. Ansaldo STS started implementing its global range of capabilities in design, build and O&M services of driverless metros with Copenhagen Metro more than 20 years ago.

FLOW will provide a comprehensive range of O&M services for lines 3, 4, 5 & 6 of total length of 113 Km and 50 stations including 2 main stations and 5 interchange stations, 3 depots, 3 OCCs. The services also include Metro Operation, Security, Passenger Assistance, Facility Management, Maintenance of Buildings (stations, Park & Rides, depots etc.) and the complete transit system, including Trains, Signalling, Telecommunication, Power Supply, Passenger Information, among others. The O&M contract has been devised based on worldwide best practices, and against global KPIs in urban metro operation and maintenance, namely in the areas of Passenger Services, Facilities Management, Transit System, Health & Safety and security, as well as Local Content.

Jeddah, Hitachi Sewage Treatment Plant

A Flourishing Green Community

In collaboration with Saudi Airlines Real Estate Development (SARED), Hitachi has helped redesign the city’s sewage treatment plant.

Saudi City, Jeddah is home to 9000 Saudi Airline employees. The compound maintains a lush green oasis by recycling and reusing water from the various accommodations, offices and shops within its borders. After twenty five years of use, the sewage treatment facility had become outdated and inefficient.

Using Membrane Bio-Reactor (MBR) technology, Hitachi methodology of co-creation in social innovation solutions built a smaller, compact (more than 80% space saving) and transportable sewage treatment plant than the older plant which has been operating for Twenty Five years ago in Saudia City in Jeddah, K.S.A. for Saudi Airlines Real Estate Development (SARED), while managing all aspects of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC).

Hitachi’s engineers and construction team were able to work around existing plumbing and mechanics to create a new facility. The new facility is capable of recycling 6000 m3 of water per day which is then used to irrigate the Saudia city trees, flowers and sports fields in Jeddah and keeping field thriving. At the same time eliminate the problems of the old system most notably, smell, large physical footprint on an important piece of land and the last higher purity level treated reusable water.

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