Etihad Rail Clinches Rail Project of the Year Award

Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national rail network, announced today that it has been recognised by the Middle East Economic Digest’s (MEED’s) 2016 Quality Awards for Projects; receiving the GCC Rail Project of the Year for Stage 1 of the project.

The award-winning Etihad Rail project is being delivered in three key stages of development, with the 1,200 kilometre long rail network forming part of the vital GCC Railway Network that links the UAE to Saudi Arabia through Ghweifat in the West and Oman through Al Ain in the East.

For Stage One, EtihadRail constructed 20 over-bridges, two under-bridges and 10 road underpasses, as well as 18 smaller underpasses for future use:

Faris Saif Al Mazrouei, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Rail, said: 

“Etihad Rail is honoured to receive the GCC Rail Project of the Year Award for 2016, in an awards programme that recognises some of the region’s and the world’s greatest success stories in construction and industrial performance.”

The award winners were announced at a distinguished ceremony which marked the end of the 2016 MEED Construction Leadership Summit, an executive-level event held in Dubai, which brought together delegates in the Gulf’s construction industry.

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