A joint venture of Parsons and Systra will be responsible for project
management on Stage 0, which covers the 264km Shah Habshan Railway from
Ruwais to Tarif and Shah. This includes testing and commissioning
services, as well as a defect liability period commencing when the line begins
operating in 2013. In addition, the partners will supervise preliminary
engineering work on Stage 1 (Abu Dhabi/Dubai area) and Stage 2
(Northern Emirates) of the planned 1500km network.

Meanwhile Parsons Brinckerhoff has been selected as preliminary
engineering consultant on Stages 1 and 2. The company will be
responsible for finalising the concept before preparing preliminary
design and tender documents for these phases.