ACTS wins material testing contract for Riyadh metro project

Advanced Construction Technology Services has won its second bid to work on Riyadh's metro lines 1 and 2

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ACTS wins material testing contract for Riyadh metro project ACTS has been awarded a contract to carry out testing and analysis on construction materials to be used for the Riyadh metro lines 1 and 2.
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  December 12, 2016

Advanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS) has been awarded a contract to carry out testing and analysis on construction materials to be used for the Riyadh metro lines 1 and 2.

The three yearlong contract will see ACTS deploy more than 150 highly-trained professionals on three different site locations to fully complete the diverse technical expertise required under the agreement. Plus, it will run laboratories for infrastructure in the Kingdom, where it will be fully equipped with field testing equipment to investigate and assess related construction materials, among them concrete, soil, asphalt, shotcrete and grout.

ACTS will also integrate the use of its ‘Online Concrete Pouring & Quality Control System', a quality control web-based program developed by ACTS, used to track, evaluate and capture data for construction materials testing.

Christopher Daniels, project quality manager, BACS, stated that: "ACTS has been involved with the Riyadh Metro project since January 2014, providing Geotechnical Investigation and Materials Testing services for the BACS consortium. ACTS commitment and technical expertise gives us full confidence that we can collaborate in order to successfully achieve the performance that will be required to support the project objectives and fast track delivery."

Khaled Awad, chairman of ACTS, added: "The awarding of this new contract speaks volumes about the quality services ACTS is capable of delivering. We are pleased to be given additional assignment on the Riyadh Metro and look forward to contributing further and see the ultimate completion of this landmark project. Additionally, this puts ACTS in a position to reaffirm our objective to lead the MENA region in raising the quality standards for construction, elevating the industry into a more formidable standing in global market."

This is the second win for ACTS, as it was first awarded a previous assignment to carry out geotechnical and geophysical works on the two same metro lines in support of the BACS (Saudi Arabian Bechtel, Almabani General Contractors and Consolidated Contractors Company WLL and Siemens Aktiengesellschaft) Consortium.

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