Council for Aluminium in Building

Riyadh Metro

Project Riyadh Metro
Location Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Sector Transport
CAB member Powdertech (Corby) Ltd
Powder Coating System Axalta polyester powder RAL 9006
System Perforated aluminium panels

Powdertech coated over 13000 panels of perforated aluminium, weighing 146 tonnes and 14,600 individually machined unique fixing brackets for Riyadh’s new six-line metro, the world’s biggest urban rail project outside China and one of Saudi Arabia’s most prestigious projects.

Each triangular perforated panel formed part of an arc to be secured by brackets at its corners, all of which were on a slightly different angle, due to the curved design. All the panels and brackets were marked with unique codes so that the appropriately angled brackets were attached and the panel fitted correctly on the façade.