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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Saudi Arabian Railway Northern Branch Lines

Type of Services



Services included:
  • Baseline studies
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA)
  • Noise modelling and noise contours
  • Air pollution modelling
  • Visual impact assessment
  • Environmental Management Plan(EMP)
  • Project Safety Plan
Staff Provided:

Dr. George Mikroudis, Project leader

Mr. Constantinos Nicolopoulos, Deputy project leader

Ms. Evie Litou, Senior Environmental Expert

Ms Eleni Avramidi, Environmental, GIS expert


The project is part of the overall Northern Branch Lines (NBL). This will include three (3) new lines as extensions to the existing SAR network. These are the following:
  • Branch 1: Extending from the SAR railway network at Aljouf Intermodal Yard to Saudi Aramco Bulk (diesel and gasoline loading/unloading unit) in Sakaka, Jouf Province, with a length of 41.5kms,
  • Branch 2: Extends from the SAR Railway network at Al Jalimid to Saudi Armco Bulk plant (diesel and gasoline loading/unloading unit), in Turaif, Northern Boundary Province, with a length of 131.8km and
  • Branch 3: Extends from Branch line 2 to the future (planned) Ma'aden Processing Facility at Urn Wa'al, with a length of 35km
Environmental services have been in accordance with the PME guidelines for EIAs compilation as stated in Appendix 2.4 of General Environmental Regulations 2001 (GER 2001). - Bottom info