UAE’s Tecon wins $6.7m contract for Saudi’s Riyadh Metro

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Time: January 31, 2018

The UAE's TSES, which includes Tecon, has been picked to provide emergency lighting systems for Saudi's Riyadh Metro [representational image].

The UAE’s TSES, which includes Tecon, has been picked to provide emergency lighting systems for Saudi’s Riyadh Metro [representational image].


Tecon Specialized Engineering Solutions (TSES), a UAE-headquartered sub-contracting specialist, has won work on Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Metro

Naveed Ansari, chief executive officer of TSES, has revealed additional details of the contract to Construction Week.

“For the Riyadh Metro, we have been picked to provide emergency lighting services for three of the project’s lines,” Ansari said.

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

TSES, a part of UAE-headquartered Albatha Holding – which is chaired by Sheikh Ahmed Mohammed Sultan Al Qassimi – has had a presence in the kingdom for the last six years.

The firm’s most notable project in the kingdom is the record-breaking Jeddah Tower, the 1km building that is planned to become the world’s tallest structure upon its launch.

Moreover, TSES has also worked on the new Jeddah Airport in the country, as well as the Madinah Airport.

Ansari also detailed TSES’s consolidation activity, as well as its future technology plans – which include counter-drone systems, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI) – during his interview with Construction Week.

Pick up issue #685 of the magazine, to be published on 10 February, 2018, to read Ansari’s full interview.

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