Etihad Rail has awarded a joint venture of L&T Construction and Power China International a 1•876bn dirham contract to design, build and commission seven freight handling facilities on Stage 2 of the national rail network.
TEHRAN UIC RAME: The freight facilities will be built in Industrial City of Abu Dhabi, Khalifa Port, Dubai Industrial City, Jebel Ali Port, Al Ghayl, Siji and Fujairah Port.
This completes the contract award process for Stage 2, which will connect Fujairah and Khorfakkan on the east coast to the border with Saudi Arabian at Ghuweifat.
Indian company L&T said winning the contract against stiff international competition was a major breakthrough.
The contract was signed on January 29, when Chairman of Etihad Rail Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan formally launched construction of Stage 2 Package A, which covers the 139 km section of line connecting Stage 1 at Ruwais with Ghuweifat.
The freight facilities would promote the UAE’s position as a global logistics hub and an active and key player in the field of logistics.