Alstom is expanding its presence in Saudi Arabia by opening a new regional office and HealthHub digital centre in Riyadh.
This will support the country’s Vision 2030 plan to further develop its rail infrastructure.
The new office will serve as a hub for the development of Alstom’ operations across the Gulf, providing marketing, tax and finance services to the region, as well as railway maintenance services, supplier quality development and monitoring.
The HealthHub digital centre brings Alstom’s condition-based and predictive maintenance solution to the Gulf, and will start monitoring a fleet of 748 cars in real-time for Riyadh Metro, the Jeddah airport automated people mover (APM) and the Haramain high-speed rail line.
In support of the Saudi Vision 2030 aim to further develop regional talent, the centre will be operated by a team of engineers and data scientists who will provide advanced expertise and digital services to both Alstom and non-Alstom rolling stock, infrastructure and signalling across the region.
Alstom’s had a presence in Saudi Arabia for over 70 years, and been a key contributor to the advancement of the region’s transport infrastructure.
Recent projects include supply of an integrated metro system for Riyadh Metro lines 3, 4, 5 and 6 as well as operation and maintenance services.
The manufacturer also supplied Talgo with the Mitrac TC 3300 propulsion equipment and Flexifloat high-speed bogies for the powerheads of 35 very high-speed trains for the Haramain high-speed rail line.
It’s also responsible for the construction of King Abdullah Financial District’s monorail transit system and is the supplier of the turnkey Innovia APM 300 automated people mover system at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, for which it also provides operation and maintenance services.
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