Ansaldo STS as Leader of FLOW consortium (which has as members: Ansaldo STS – leader company –, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, Alstom Transport S.A), has received yesterday (17 September 2018) a Letter of Award (LoA) from ArRiyadh Development Authority (ADA) related to the Operation and Maintenance services (O&M) contract of Lines 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Riyadh Metro (here the Press Release).
The contract will cover a period of 12 years (including the mobilization period), and has a total value to the FLOW Consortium of 10.9 billion Saudi Arabian Riyals, equal to 2.9 billion USD. Ansaldo STS’ share is equal to about 1 billion USD.
Ansaldo STS leads the FLOW consortium, which has been appointed as operator of four lines (out of six) of the Riyadh Metro network, which is currently under construction in the Capital city of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Ansaldo STS has been present in Saudi Arabia for more than 15 years and, as part of the ANM consortium, is supplying the metro system for line 3 (Orange Line) which is the longest line of Riyadh Metro’s network. Ansaldo STS started implementing its global range of capabilities in design, build and O&M services of driverless metros with Copenhagen Metro more than 20 years ago.
“We are very proud that our client ADA, for whom we are currently delivering as leader of a technological JV a fully integrated Metro System for line 3, is renewing its trust in Ansaldo STS’ capabilities and expertise with this additional iconic contract for the Operation and Maintenance Services for four lines – affirms Andy Barr, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Ansaldo STS –. I am very happy as this contract award is in perfect alignment with the Business Strategy overview to focus on the Operations and Maintenance business. It has a huge relevance for our company because it consolidates our O&M capability and our status of “Full Service Provider” in the rail industry. This award also shows Ansaldo STS’s long term partnership approach with its customers and its commitment in supporting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia‘s development. We are pleased to be the Leader and working closely with our FLOW consortium’s partners.”
FLOW will provide a comprehensive range of O&M services for lines 3, 4, 5 & 6 of total length of 113 Km and 50 stations including 2 main stations and 5 interchange stations, 3 depots, 3 OCCs. The services also include Metro Operation, Security, Passenger Assistance, Facility Management, Maintenance of Buildings (stations, Park & Rides, depots etc.) and the complete transit system, including Trains, Signalling, Telecommunication, Power Supply, Passenger Information, among others. The O&M contract has been devised based on worldwide best practices, and against global KPIs in urban metro operation and maintenance, namely in the areas of Passenger Services, Facilities Management, Transit System, Health & Safety and security, as well as Local Content.
The contract, as set by ADA, carries a minimum Saudization target of 45%, as well as a minimum level of 55% for Local Content in the areas of supplies and services related to the Riyadh Metro operation, in addition to on-the-ground logistic support.
In addition, FLOW will introduce to the job market several types of positions for Saudis, both males and females, in various Engineering specialties (such as Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Telecommunication), along with a wide range of vocational positions: Special technicians, Customer Service jobs in Ticket Sales, Safety & Security, as well as other Administration positions.