Bombardier Wins Jeddah Airport Contract
Bombardier, a global leader in transportation solutions, has won a $96 million contract to design, build, operate and maintain its Innovia APM 300 automated people mover system in Jeddah.
The people mover system is for the King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) Development Project in Jeddah, a statement said.
Saudi Binladin Group is the contractor responsible for the design and construction of the KAIA Development Project and was awarded its contract by the Saudi Arabian General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in 2011. KAIA is expanding its existing passenger facilities with an additional passenger terminal building to meet the requirements of rising passenger volumes.
The new Innovia APM 300 system will serve as the backbone for the smooth transportation of passengers between terminal areas at KAIA. Completion of the system is scheduled for the start of 2014.
Bombardier's recently established wholly-owned subsidiary in Saudi Arabia will act as subcontractor to Saudi Binladin Group, leading the project to design and supply all of the system-wide Electrical and Mechanical (E&M) elements for the 1.5 kilometer, dual guideway automated people mover (APM) system, including 10 Innovia APM 300 cars with Bombardier Cityflo 650 automatic train control technology for driverless operation as well as providing project management, systems engineering and integration, testing and commissioning.
In addition, Bombardier will provide operation and maintenance services for 4years followed by a 2-year discretionary option to extend to 2020. Much of the technology will be supplied from Bombardier’s facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.