Dubai Metro Receives Excellence & Innovation Award

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The Dubai Roads & Transport Authority has landed the Gulf Engineering Union’s Excellence & Innovation Award for the Dubai Metro Project, the longest automated metro project undertaken as a single unit in the world. The Award was presented during the 13th Gulf Engineering Forum held recently in Kuwait under the theme: “Transport & Traffic Issues: Opportunities & Aspirations”.

The UAE was selected to host the 14th edition of the Forum (2010), which will be held in the emirate of Dubai under the theme: “Intelligent Systems in transport and mobility modes”.

The Gulf Engineering Union’s Excellence & Innovation Award revolves around two basic concepts promoting  joint engineering work to meet the objectives of the Gulf engineering forums on the one side, and honing the spirits of competitiveness, creativity and excellence in the various fields of engineering activities on the other.

More than 30,000 engineers and workers hailing from 5 main contractors and 150 subcontractors have worked in this enormous project. It consists of 2 lines classed as Red and Green. The Red Line extends 52 km and covers 29 stations (4 underground stations: Khalid bin Al Waleed, Al Ittihad, Riggah and Port Saeed, and 25 elevated stations, including two stations at Dubai International Airport). The Green line extends about 22 km over 18 stations (including 6 underground stations) and runs 10 km in an underground track.

In constructing Dubai Metro, RTA used the latest technology in rail industry and the stations have been designed in an innovative architectural style that forms an excellent and unique blend between modernity and the authenticity, reflecting the four elements of nature, water, air, fire and earth, besides the heritage design of Al Ras & Al Ghubaiba Stations.

More than 30,000 engineers and workers hailing from 5 main contractors and 150 subcontractors have worked in this enormous project, and sophisticated methods have been used in constructing the metro viaducts using 10 gantry cranes, and 3 tunnel boring machines.

Category: Dubai Airport Metro

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