Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (Hyperloop TT) will begin construction for the world’s first commercial hyperloop service next year.
In the third quarter of 2019, construction will commence in the UAE’s capital city, Abu Dhabi, according to ConstructionWeekOnline.
The Beirut-headquartered engineering company, Dar Al-Handasah, will be responsible for leading the design of the project.
“Today’s announcement is a testament to the continued commitment and determination of all our partners, both within the UAE and abroad,” Bibop Gresta, Hyperloop Transportations Technologies’ Chairman.
“As we move forward with the system we invite other interested organisations in the region and around the world to join us in making history.”
Earlier this year, Hyperloop TT signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Aldar Properties to create a track for the high-speed train, as well as innovation and experience centres.
“With today’s announcement of the appointment of Dar Al-Handasah, Perkins and Wills, and Currie and Brown, we have achieved a significant milestone towards the construction of the world’s first commercial hyperloop system in Alghadeer,” remarked the CEO of Hyperloop Transportations Technologies, Dirk Ahlborn.
“We are looking forward to working with all of our regional stakeholders to build this historic piece of transportation infrastructure.”