12 MARCH 2018: As a Site Engineer with Alstom, Rakan Alsughair is very familiar with tight deadlines and the non-stop pressures of working one of the world’s largest integrated public transport projects.
In three years with the FAST Consortium, he has been exposed to many of the most complex construction works ever undertaken in his home town. It has, he admits, been an enriching experience, where the knowledge and experience he has absorbed underpins his work on the turnout installations with the French transport systems giant.
Having joined FAST in 2015 as a tunnel boring machine (TBM) assistant engineer, Alsughair gained first-hand experience of the technical and logistical complexities of working underground in a busy city, and the solutions-driven approach he and his colleagues took to overcome issues.
“None of the multiple issues stopped us from delivering the tunnel safely to the highest standards eight months ahead of schedule,” he notes.
Alsughair then transferred to viaducts.
“That experience was interesting from both technical and practical perspectives.Subscribe to continue reading...