Mane Rail & Infrastructure Issue 9 - February 2018 - Page 13

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6 - Jubail 2

Once this project is completed in 2024 it will comprise of an 800,000 cubic meter desalination plant, miles of roads, railways and motorways. There will be at least 100 industrial plants and in oil refinery which will produce at least 350,000 barrels a day. This industrial city will put Saudi Arabia on the map for one of the largest Civil Engineering projects in the world.

7 - South-to-North Water Diversion Project

This is the largest project of its kind ever undertaken, it involved drawing water from the southern rivers and diverting it to the dry north. The project has already taken 50 years from the first concept to commencement and is expected to take until 2050 to be completed. 44.8 billion Cubic meters of water will be diverted annually and is costing around £45 billion to build.

8 - California High-Speed Rail

This rail system will span across 808 miles and will link San Francisco and Los Angeles. Construction began in 2015 and will be completed in 2030. The line will have 24 stations and use state of the art high speed electric trains. It will allow passengers to make the trip in less than 3 hours traveling at 320 km/h.

9 - Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge

Costing around £8 Billion this link will consist of a series undersea tunnels and bridges connecting the three major cities on the Pearl River Delta in China. Construction has been delayed pushing the completion date to around 2021, 12 years after it started in 2009.

10 - Jeddah Tower

This skyscraper is rising from the desert to claim the world’s tallest building title. The tower once completed will stand an astonishing 1,000 meters tall knocking the current Burj Khalifa off the throne. This Saudi Arabian landmark has an estimated costs of £1 billion. At the end of 2017 the building was standing at 252 meters, with plans on track for completion by 2020.

5) Beijing Airport

This airport will eventually surpass Al Maktoum (#4) in a number of aspects such as, cost to build, total square miles and plan capacity. The first phase was completed in 2008 with further expansion to be completed in 2025.

6) Jubail 2

Once this project is completed in 2024 it will comprise of an 800,000 cubic meter desalination plant, miles of roads, railways and motorways. There will be over 100 industrial plants and oil refineries which will produce at least 350,000 barrels a day. This industrial city will put Saudi Arabia on the map for one of the largest Civil Engineering projects in the world.

7) South-to-North Water Diversion Project

This is the largest project of its kind ever undertaken. This multi-decade infrastructure mega-project in China involves drawing water from the southern rivers and diverting it to the dry north. The project began over 50 years ago and is expected to take until 2050 to be completed. 44.8 billion Cubic meters of water will be diverted annually and is costing around £45 billion to build.

8) California High-Speed Rail

This rail system will span across 808 miles and will link San Francisco and Los Angeles. Construction began in 2015 and will be completed in 2030. The line will have 24 stations and use state of the art high-speed electric trains. It will allow passengers to make the trip in less than 3 hours travelling at 320 km/h.

9) Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge

Costing around £8 Billion, the bridge link will consist of a series undersea tunnels and bridges connecting the three major cities on the Pearl River Delta in China. Construction has been delayed pushing the completion date to around 2021, 12 years after it started in 2009.

10) Jeddah Tower

This skyscraper is rising from the desert to claim the title of world’s tallest building. The tower, once completed, will stand an astonishing 1,000 meters tall knocking the current Burj Khalifa off the throne. This Saudi Arabian landmark has an estimated costs of £1 billion. At the end of 2017, the building was standing at 252 meters, with plans on track for completion by 2020.

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