High performance SFS fasteners and rivets have featured in the construction of the Riyadh Metro, the world’s most extensive new rapid transit system currently being built in Saudi Arabia’s capital.
The new network will be a sustainable transportation solution to accommodate the fast growing urban area (projected to grow from 6 million inhabitants to 8.3 million by 2030), with build costs of roughly $22.5 billion.
Scheduled to open next year, the Riyadh Metro system will have 6 metro lines, complete with 85 new stations and maintenance sheds for each line spanning a total length of 176 kilometres.
Vital to the smooth operation of the network’s state of the art Siemens and Bombardier rolling stock are the maintenance depots serving each of the six tram lines.
This has seen SFS UK supply construction fasteners for three of the six maintenance buildings, in a contract worth in excess of £1 million in direct sales.
More than 550,000 SFS AP14 painted rivets were specified by the architects for fixing the internal decking and 100,000 TDB-S fasteners were used to fix the decking into the 25mm thick steel. Kalzip fasteners were supplied on both lines.
Pete Hamby, SFS Regional Manager – Middle East, described the Riyadh Metro as an ‘exciting project’ to be involved in, given its importance to the city’s sustainable growth ambitions.
“Our team has worked extremely well to rise to the challenges of this demanding project, both in terms of the technical element with on-site pull out tests required by the client, and on the supply chain element in meeting the delivery schedule of a tight programme,” he said.
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