NEOM– NEOM City: Backbone Infrastructure: Cut and Cover Tunnel Section

General Information
Owner NEOM
Masterplan Project (Parent Profile) NEOM – NEOM City : The Line: Backbone Infrastructure – Saudi Arabia
Location Tabuk Province, Saudi Arabia
Status --
Sector Transport, Infrastructure, Tunnel
Contract Type Design Build (DB)
Onshore/Offshore Onshore
Greenfield/Brownfield Greenfield
Progress 1
Estimated Budget Value ---
Contract Value 1850
Net Value $1850m
Award Date June 2022
Completion Date August 2025
Last Updated On June 2022
ProjectId (Old, New) 333439, 333439


Saudi Arabian NEOM is planning to develop the Cut and Cover Tunnel Section in NEOM City, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.

The US$2000 million project includes the following:

East package scope of works:

1. Excavation of running tunnels (twin tunnels - 31km each, depth : 20-520m) - Drill & Blast construction

2. Excavation of all cross passages, niches, sumps, equipment, technical rooms etc

3. Transportation of arisings to stockpile area

4. Installation of all necessary ground support measures

5. Installation of headwall/interface structure at two portal locations

6. Temporary tunnel systems, incl. security, ventilation, signage, lighting, power, water, compressed air, communications, fire fighting & air monitoring.

7. Tunnel drainage systems.

8. Sheet membrane waterproofing systems

9. All concrete works for the permanent tunnel structure incl. tunnel lining, invert slabs, tunnel dividing walls, sumps, cross passages, niches, equipment, and technical rooms etc.

Second Section

08 June 2022

The main contract has been awarded to the JV of Archirodon, Samsung Engineering Co and Hyundai Engineering Co and the contract has been officially signed.

05 June 2022

JV of Archirodon, Samsung Engineering Co and Hyundai Engineering Co are understood to be the frontrunners and the official signing for contract award is due next week.

25 May 2022

The main contract bids are still under evaluation.

04 April 2022

The main contract bids were submitted and are currently under evaluation. The following companies have submitted bids for the project: JV of ACCIONA and Larsen & Toubro, JV of Al Bawani Co and China Railway Construction Corp, JV of Archirodon, Samsung Engineering Co and Hyundai Engineering Co., JV of FCC Construction, Shibh Al Jazira Contracting and China State Construction and Power China. (Source: MEED)

02 March 2022

The main contract bid submission deadline has been extended to March 28, 2022.

11 January 2022

The main contract bid submission deadline has been extended to March 14, 2022. (Source: MEED)

05 January 2022

The main contract bid submission deadline has been extended to January 31, 2022.

27 October 2021

The tendering process is ongoing on the project and the bid submission is due on December 30, 2021. (Source: MEED)

09 August 2021

The main contract tender has been issued and the bid submission date has been set to December 30, 2021.

26 May 2021

The main contract tender has been issued however the exact timeline for bid submission is not yet known.

01 February 2021

The PQ document has been submitted however there is no news regarding the main contract tender issue yet.

29 October 2020

The PQ document has been submitted. However, we are in the process of finding the PQ companies. (Source: MEED)

21 October 2020

The following firms amongst other are invited to submit the PQ document: L&T, Hyundai E&C, Itinera, Samsung C&T, Salini, and FCC along with a few local contracting companies.