5 JUNE 2018: WorleyParsons, which provides project delivery and consulting services to the ANM Consortium partners, is no stranger to major infrastructure projects, with a global portfolio which is as technically impressive as it is extensive.
However, Bryant Ford, Director Project Management at ANM and the WorleyParsons representative on the consortium, thinks the Riyadh Metro is another “great opportunity” for the Australia-headquartered company.
“It [Riyadh Metro] is one of the world’s most challenging projects, particularly given the fact that Line 3 alone is more than 42km long, with 22 stations,” he says.
Ford assumed his role in Riyadh in 2014, and has since built up and headed up the program and project management office (PMO) responsibilities for the ANM partners.
“We provide Project Control Support for the Metro, publishing and compiling monthly status reports that are submitted to RMTC [Riyadh Metro Transit Consultants, the project management and construction supervisor] and the ADA, as well as also administering all the documentation on behalf of the partners,” Ford explains.
“So the PMO is responsible for schedule development, revision and updates; establishing and maintaining monthly reporting systems for the program utilising earned value, monthly invoicing, monthly reporting and quarterly reporting. We are also responsible for program document control, HSE, quality assurance, risk management and reporting.
“Our job is to bring all of the various parties together in the consortium.”Subscribe to continue reading...