1. Riyadh Metro

Undoubtedly one of Saudi’s largest and most high-profile construction schemes, Riyadh Metro is recording steady progress in 2018.

This June, test runs began for Riyadh Metro's Line 4. French transport system provider Alstom revealed it has been conducting initial dynamic tests for the megaproject's Line 4 Depot Test Track, on which the FAST Consortium is working.

Bids to name 10 of Riyadh Metro's 85 stations were said to have reached Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA), the project’s developer, this April.

Local Arabic-language daily, Al Eqtisadiah, reported that the ADAwas analysing the offers. Out of the 85 stations of the Riyadh Metro system, 15 were eligible for national and international companies to bid on, with only 10 will be awarded naming rights by ADA.

In January, Tecon Specialized Engineering Solutions (TSES), a UAE-headquartered sub-contracting specialist, revealed it had won work on the major transportation project. 

Naveed Ansari, chief executive officer of TSES, told Construction Week: “We have been picked to provide emergency lighting services for three of the project’s lines

“The contract is worth $6.7m (SAR25m), and we have started working on it.”