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Elsewedy to supply cable for a very unique project in Saudi Arabia in Neom Mega City

Elsewedy Electric KSA will be a supplier to a very ambitious project, providing low-voltage and medium-voltage cables for two 28 km tunnels that will make up part of “The Line,” part of Saudi Vision 2030.

A press release said that the setting will be Neom Mega City (NEOM), a 170-km belt will become a massive green space, offering unique hyper-connected communities that are free from cars and roads, which contributes to the reduction in carbon emissions. Located in the temperate northwest of Saudi Arabia, NEOM’s diverse climate offers both sun-soaked beaches and snow-capped mountains. Its unique location—a footprint of nearly the size of Belgium—will provide residents with enhanced livability while protecting 95% of the surrounding natural landscape.

NEOM is to be a revolutionary city, designed to inspire an alternative way of living and respond to some of the most critical global challenges urban areas face. It is committed to providing 100% renewable energy, with solar, wind, and hydrogen-based power generation ensuring that the city will be completely carbon-positive, with zero emissions.

The Line will be the world’s first zero-gravity vertical city. There will be a hyper rail line running through the city to boost travel, and these tunnels will be powered through a renewable-powered electric system making transportation far more efficient and reliable. With no roads, cars or emissions, it will run on 100% renewable energy and 95% of land will be preserved for nature. People’s health and wellbeing will be prioritized over transportation and infrastructure, unlike traditional cities.

Only 200 meters wide, but 170 km long and 500 m above sea level, The Line will eventually accommodate nine million people on a yet-to-be built footprint of just 34 sq km. Of note, that population in that space would equal an average population density of 260,000 people per sq km, whereas Manila, the world’s most densely populated city in 2020, had a density of 44,000/sq km.

“This will mean a reduced infrastructure footprint, creating never-before-seen efficiencies in city functions. The ideal (year-round climate) will ensure that residents can enjoy the surrounding nature. Residents will have access to all facilities within a five-minute walk, in addition to high-speed rail, with an end-to-end transit of 20 minutes.”

The concept is fueled by $500 billion from the Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and local and international investors. NEOM will become a community powered by talent and diversity across 14 sectors.

Read 560 times Last modified on August 5, 2023

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