Hsin Chong Group Holdings Ltd – Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro Project, Saudi Arabia
Over its 77-year history, Hsin Chong has established a wealth of experience in building infrastructure and project managing major infrastructure developments. In 2010, Hsin Chong provided consultancy services for the system design and construction management of the Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro Project in Saudi Arabia. This 18-kilometre railway system is designed to efficiently transport about 72,000 passengers per direction per hour to alleviate the age-old congestion problem during the busiest time of the year for the city of Mecca.
Overcoming heat and blowing sand to ensure that the project successfully met its targets, special Hsin Chong support staff, comprising a team of engineering experts and a group of management staff, worked together with the China Railway Construction Corporation Ltd (CRCC) to successfully deliver the challenging project in November 2010. Since then, each year, millions of pilgrims from around the world are enjoying the use of the new system to travel to the holy sites in Mecca to perform the Hajj.