NEOM - NEOM City Development Program: The Line

General Information
Owner NEOM
Masterplan Project (Parent Profile) NEOM – NEOM City Development Program – Saudi Arabia
Location Tabuk Province, Saudi Arabia
Status --
Sector Construction, Mixed-Use, Mixed-Use
Contract Type Build Operate Transfer (BOT)
Onshore/Offshore Onshore
Greenfield/Brownfield Greenfield
Progress 18
Estimated Budget Value ---
Contract Value 0
Net Value $148530m
Award Date December 2019
Completion Date October 2030
Last Updated On November 2021
ProjectId (Old, New) 337668, 337668


Saudi Arabian NEOM is undertaking the construction of The Line in the NEOM City Development Project in Tabuk Province, Saudi Arabia.

The project will support the diversification goals of Vision 2030 and aims to contribute 380,000 jobs and SR180bn ($48bn) to domestic GDP by 2030.

The Line will be a city of a million residents with a length of 170km that preserves 95 percent of nature within NEOM, with zero cars, zero streets, and zero carbon emissions.

The Line is the first city for 150 years that has been designed around people rather than roads, with walkability a key aspect of the city’s layout. All essential daily services, such as schools, medical clinics, and leisure facilities, as well as green spaces will be within a five-minute walk.

Ultra-high-speed transit and autonomous mobility solutions will make travel easier and give residents the opportunity to reclaim time to spend on health and wellbeing. It is expected no journey will be longer than 20 minutes.

The project will comprise carbon-positive urban developments powered by 100 per cent clean energy, providing pollution-free, healthier, and more sustainable environments for residents.

The US$150,000 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of townhouses (170km belt)

2. Infrastructure works

3. Civil works

4. Construction of irrigation facilities

5. Construction of hospitals

6. Construction of schools

7 Construction of medical facilities

8. Construction of leisure facilities

9. Construction of parks

10. Construction of associated facilities

Second Section

22 November 2021

Construction works have commenced Backbone Infrastructure: Adits and Portals.

04 October 2021

The client has received PQ documents on September 1, 2021 for the water transmission network project.

06 July 2021

Construction works are ongoing on the Solar Dome Desalination Plant and the main contract bid submission date has been extended from July 6, 2021, to July 25, 2021, for coastal pipeline and from July 6, 2021, to July 11, 2021, for mountain pipeline.

03 June 2021

Hanmi Global has been awarded a contract worth $2.3m to deliver project management office (PMO) services. (Source: MEED)

30 May 2021

Mofarreh Alharbi & Partners Co Ltd has been appointed as the main contractor on Roads & Infrastructure package.

11 May 2021

The main contract bids are under evaluation for Roads & Infrastructure and Mofarreh Alharbi & Partners Co Ltd is the lowest bidder.

19 April 2021

The main contract bid submission deadline has been extended from February 28, 2021 to the end of April 2021, for adits and portals which will be openings and access points for the 30 kilometers of tunnels. (Source: MEED)

15 January 2021

The main contract tender (ITB) has been issued for Adits and Portals Package and the submission is due on February 28, 2021. (Source: MEED)

11 January 2021

Construction work is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2021. (Source: MEED)