CMC Engineering to bid for RM7 billion project in Makkah

Engineering, procurement and construction company, CMC Engineering Sdn Bhd will participate in the RM7 billion Makkah Metro Phase One project in Makkah, Saudi Arabia under a consortium.

CMC Engineering in a statement today said the White Stone Consortium, in which it is a partner, had successfully been qualified to bid in the tender.

The tender would be issued by the Saudi Arabian Government under the Makkah Public Transportation programme involving track works, depot and rail control system.

"The Makkah Metro will be the impetus for CMC Engineering to penetrate the railway transportation market in Saudi Arabia as well as the Middle East market," said CMC Engineering Chief Executive Officer Datuk Abdul Rahman Yusof.

CMC Engineering expects to provide Malaysian engineering expertise to the Makkah Metro project.

In May, CMC Engineering had signed a smart partnership agreement with Khashoggi Holdings, a property and construction conglomerate based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to form the consortium.

Currently, the company is involved in the Kelana Jaya LRT line extension project from Kelana Jaya to Putra Heights and the Thales signalling installation works at both the Kelana Jaya and Ampang LRT extension projects. – Bernama, August 21, 2014.