Premier Composite Technologies has signed a contract to supply the roofing and inner ceiling for one of the Haramain High Speed Railway stations – the Medinah Station.
Premier Composite Technologies will supply Yapi Merkezi – SBG Consortium, who have been granted turnkey construction of both the Mecca and Medinah railway stations for the Haramain project, with the advanced composite roof and interior ceiling panels for the entire surface area of 26,000m2. All panels will be built out of advanced composite materials so that they can be easily lifted into place and installed on site. Production at PCT will begin in June 2012.
The contract was awarded to PCT after they worked with project architects Foster + Partners during the initial design phase to create a prototype roofing panel built out of a composite solution that would meet both complex architects designs, as well as all fire and safety regulations.
During this design phase, PCT manufactured a 1:1 prototype panel measuring aprox. 13m2, that was structurally built using a fire resistant sandwich of glass fibre and epoxy resin semi-preg combined with a lightweight core. 2048 of the panels will be required for the entire surface.
The Haramain High Speed Railway project is a 444km high speed intercity rail transport system that is under construction in Saudi Arabia. The railway network will link the cities of Medinah, Mecca and Jeddah via the King Abdullah Economic City.
Connecting each line, will be four railway passenger stations that will be based at each of the cities. Each of the stations have been designed by Foster + Partners, alongside engineering firm Buro Happold.
The signing of the contract with PCT follows the successful build and installation of the composite cladding, facades, clock faces and clock hands of the Dokaae Clock Tower, KSA, that was completed by PCT at the end of 2011.