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Etihad Rail Stage 2 (Packages A & B), UAE

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SALFO & Associates SA was assigned as Technical Consultant for Tender Design Services to the JV Target – Synohydro for Etihad Rail Stage 2 Project. The contractor consortium under the Technical Guidance of Salfo successfully passed the technical stage of the bid.


The Tender Design Services covered the following disciplines:


  1. 1. Railway Alignment

Value engineering design review on both Package A & B. Stage 2 will connect the railway to Mussafah, to the Gulf ports of Khalifa and Jebel Ali, and to the Saudi and Omani borders. It is a 220 km network with many Railway Stations, Marshall Yards and Freight facilities where the freight trains will run at speeds of up to 120km/h while the passenger trains at 200km/h. Total earthworks saving of 15-30% where managed by Design Optimization.


  1. 2. Structure Design Review

There were three type of Structures reviewed:

  • Overbridges
  • Small Underpasses
  • Camel Crossings


  1. 3. Concept Freight Facilities

The following Freight Facilities were reviewed:

  • Combined Marshaling Yard and Bulk Material
  • Freight Handling Infrastructure and Equipment
  • Madinat Zayed Freight Facility
  • Mezaira’a Freight Facility
  • Ruwais Freight Facility


  1. 4. Sand Mitigation Interpretation


Geotechnical Review - Embankment Material