Etihad Rail completes 25% construction on O&M facility in Al Faya
The UAE’s national railway network Etihad Rail has marked 25% completion on the constructiom of its operations and maintenance (O&M) facility located in Abu Dhabi’s Al Faya.
The construction milestone has been achieved in the last 12 months, since the contract award for the facility in April 2020.
The facility will be the largest and the most significant on the network. It will be responsible for warehousing, installations, operations, and the maintenance of locomotives and wagons.
Additionally, the facility will also include an administrative building to control the operations of the whole network.
During a recent meeting the board of Etihad Rail board emphasised that the project’s development should be in line with international best practice, and should particularly focus on implementing health and safety measures for the safety of all construction workers.
In April 2020, a $230.33m (AED846m) contract for the construction of the O&M facility was awarded to a joint venture led by Vinci Construction France.