Al Futtaim Engineering will provide heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) works for the Etihad Rail project, developed and operated by Etihad Rail.

The contract was awarded to the company’s MEP division by Saipem S.p.A, who is the main contractor for the project.

“Once complete, the rail project is expected to significantly boost the economy and we are proud to participate in the development of the country,” said Murali S., Acting Managing Director of Al Futtaim Engineering.

The HVAC works will be for depots, track and line side alignment facilities at Mirfah in Abu Dhabi.

The Dh40 billion national railway network will connect urban and remote communities throughout the country. It forms a vital part of the GCC railway network, which will connect the UAE with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman and is expected to be ready by 2018.