Etihad Rail rewards contract to build UAE railway to Chinese and Korean JV

The contract was rewarded to a joint venture between the China State Construction Engineering Corporation and South Korea’s SK Engineering and Construction. Contract includes works on Ruwais-Ghuwaifat route on UAE-Saudi Arabia border.

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Dubai: Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s upcoming railway, approved package A of the tender awards for the second stage of the network.

The contract was awarded to a joint venture between the China State Construction Engineering Corporation and South Korea’s SK Engineering and Construction.

The package includes all design and build, civil and track works of the 139-kilometre package A of Stage Two of the network to connect Ruwais with Ghuwaifat on the UAE border with Saudi Arabia. Stage two, when complete, will run for 605 kilometres from Ghuwaifat to the port of Fujairah, Etihad Rail said.

The developer did not disclose the value of the contract award.

Shaikh Theyab Bin Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Executive Council member and chairman of Etihad Rail, said the company is reaching a “major turning point” in the transportation sector in the UAE and GCC.

“This initial link is just the beginning, as Etihad Rail expands its network to improve all aspects of freight transport across our border and around the region, placing the UAE at the centre of regional goods movement as a global logistics hub,” he said in a statement.

Source: Gulfnews

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Infrastructure engineering company KEC secures Rs.1,323 crore orders for power transmission

Infrastructure engineering company KEC secures Rs.1,323 crore orders for power transmission, Railways

The RPG Group company said the T&D business has wins turnkey orders of Rs.287 crore.

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New Delhi: KEC International, an infrastructure engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, today announced it has bagged multiple orders worth Rs.1,323 crore across business verticals including power transmission and distribution (T&D), railways, civil, smart infrastructure and cables.

The RPG Group company said the T&D business has secured turnkey orders of Rs.287 crore. This includes extension of 765-kilovolt (KV) GIS substation order from Powergrid (PGCIL), a 132 KV GIS substation order in UAE and various orders received by SAE Towers in the Americas.

“The Railway business has secured orders for composite and overhead electrification works aggregating to Rs.644 crore in India. The Smart Infra business has secured 2 orders as Master Service Integrator for Smart City ICT Components aggregating to Rs.233 crore for one brownfield and one greenfield smart city,” the company said in a statement.

The Mumbai-based company, Civil, also secured fresh and change orders for civil and construction works of Rs.91 crore from automobile companies while its cables business secured orders of Rs.68 crore for cabling works.

Source: ET Energy

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