Union Railway issues first phase tenders
Union Railway has issued two tenders for work on the first stage of the planned UAE national rail system.
One tender covers rolling stock and the other civil and track works, including design, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning.
Both tenders were released to lists of pre-qualified companies.
The first stage of the railway will move granulated sulphur from ADNOC facilities in Shah and Habshan to Ruwais for export.
Construction work on the first stage of the railway is scheduled to start later this year and be done by 2013.
Union Railway plans to build a network right across the UAE, transporting both people and goods, and link it into planned systems in other GCC countries.