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Scott Wilson scoops project management role for Saudi Arabia high speed rail mega project

Scott Wilson has scooped a lucrative project management role on the Saudi Railways Organisation’s new £1.1bn Haramain High Speed Rail Project.

The contract to Scott Wilson is valued at £14.5M over the next five years. Scott Wilson will provide technical, specialist engineering and programme management support services to the SRO, both at its headquarters in Dammam and around the construction and commissioning sites.

The railway is the first high speed rail programme in the Middle East. It will be a 320km/h railway linking the cities of Makkah, Jeddah, the new King Abdullah Economic City and Medina, as well as the International Airport in Jeddah. The 440km long line will not only provide fast and safe transport for pilgrims to the Holy Cities, but serve as a highly effective public transport link between fast growing and economically active commercial centres.

“Saudi Arabia is a rapid growth area with continuing investment in key infrastructure. Scott Wilson is delighted to be involved in such a high profile rail project which provides a further opportunity to apply our growing global rail credentials,” said Scott Wilson chief executive Hugh Blackwood.

Scott Wilson’s win follows the news last year that a Foster + Partners / Buro Happold joint venture would design four stations on the line.

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