Arabian Post Staff
Etihad Rail announced the completion of excavation of all rail tunnels of Package D of Stage Two of the UAE National Rail Network, which will be a key element of the global supply chain, and play a vital role in sustaining the position of the United Arab Emirates as a global and regional transport, shipping and logistics hub.
The network will also support the development of the transport and logistics system, which will enhance the UAE’s journey for the next fifty years.
The nine tunnels which extend over 6.9 kilometres were constructed across the Emirates of Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah as part of Package D of Stage Two, two months ahead of schedule, and according to the highest standards of safety and sustainability.
Etihad Rail project is one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the UAE and a primary contributor to the national economy.
The completion of the excavation of the nine tunnels recorded one million working hours. The project was supervised and carried out by more than 600 experts, specialists, and workers using the latest tunnelling machinery and modern technologies.
In this regard, Etihad Rail took a series of precautionary measures to limit the noise and vibrations caused by excavation using the explosive blasting methods and their impact on nearby communities, using innovative machinery and equipment that helped overcome these challenges effectively.
Etihad Rail recently announced the completion of the construction works for Package A of Stage Two of the UAE National Rail Network.
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