Etihad Rail has successfully completed Stage One of the network, delivered on schedule and within budget. Stage One has now been fully operational since 2016. The route spans 264 km, transporting granulated Sulphur from sources at Shah and Habshan to the processing and export point at Ruwais. It currently has the capacity to transport 22,000 tonnes of granulated Sulphur each day.
Stage Two PMC & Engineering Contracts have been awarded for a 5 year period covering development and supervision of the next phase from Ghweifat in the west to Fujairah on the east coast. This will extend the network by a further 600 kilometres, marking an important milestone in the development of the rail network. Tenders have been invited for the Design and Build contracts.
The company is working with key government stakeholders to develop a passenger network that will service the needs and requirements of the country, thus increasing the economic and social benefits of the railway.