Dar Al-Handasah to work on Abu Dhabi's Hyperloop project

WCN Editorial Team 25 Oct 2018 MIDDLE EAST TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) has appointed Dar Al-Handasah, a design and engineering firm, to support the construction of the first commercial Hyperloop system in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Dar Al-Handasah will serve as the lead designer of the project and the latest investor in HyperloopTT.

Dar Group chairman Talal Shair said: "We are extremely honoured to be part of this global movement in mobility and rapid transportation and are looking forward to collaborating with HyperloopTT to deliver a truly iconic project in Abu Dhabi."

Dar Al-Handasah's team includes Dar Group members: Perkins+Will, T.Y. Lin International, GPO Group and Currie & Brown (cost management consultants).

Work on the Hyperloop commercial track and HyperloopTT's XO Square Innovation Center and Hyperloop Experience Center is scheduled to commence in the third quarter of 2019.

Earlier this year, HyperloopTT signed a memorandum of understanding with Abu Dhabi-based property development firm Aldar Properties to create a new HyperloopTT centre including; a full-scale commercial Hyperloop system, an XO Square Innovation Center and Hyperloop Experience Center.

The planned site is in close proximity to Aldar's Seih Al Sderieh landbank. It is also conveniently located on the border of the Emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, close to the Expo 2020 site and Al Maktoum International Airport.

HyperloopTT chairman Bibop Gresta said: "We are bringing the future of rapid transportation technology to all those living in the UAE.

"Today's announcement is a testament to the continued commitment and determination of all our partners, both within the UAE and abroad. As we move forward with the system we invite other interested organizations in the region and around the world to join us in making history."

HyperloopTT CEO Dirk Ahlborn said: "With today's announcement of the appointment of Dar Al-Handasah, Perkins and Wills, and Carrie and Brown, we have achieved a significant milestone towards the construction of the world's first commercial Hyperloop system in Alghadeer.

"We are looking forward to working with all of our regional stakeholders to build this historic piece of transportation infrastructure."

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Image: Dar Al-Handasah to build Abu Dhabi’s Hyperloop system. Photo: courtesy of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies | HyperloopTT.

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