EC Harris to consult on Abu Dhabi transport master plan
By Chris Sleight20 September 2010
Consultant EC Harris has won the two-year contract to provide a programme management services for the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport's surface transport master plan (STMP). The plan will cover development over the next 20 years and road projects worth some UK£ 16 billion (US$ 25 billion).
According to the consultant, the STMP consists of 37 major road projects, seven traffic management schemes and 14 road safety projects. EC Harris will provide programme management services to the Department of Transport, advising it on which schemes should be built first based on value for money. It will also advise on the type of company that should be put in place to maintain these infrastructure assets.
EC Harris highways sector leader Brian Fitzpatrick said, "For EC Harris, the opportunity to help shape the transport system of one of the most ambitious cities in the world is very exciting and will act as a catalyst as we look to significantly develop our transportation offering in the Middle East."