Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) and leading design consultant Dar Al-Handasah will begin construction of the first commercial Hyperloop system in Abu Dhabi in the third quarter of 2019, it has been confirmed. Dar Al-Handasah joins the project as design lead and as the latest investor in HyperloopTT.
The project involves building a Hyperloop commercial track as well as HyperloopTT’s XO Square Innovation Centre and Hyperloop Experience Centre and follows on from the signing of an MOU with Aldar Properties earlier this year.The proposed site for these developments is within Aldar’s Seih Al Sderieh landbank, located on the border of the Emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, close to the Expo 2020 site and Al Maktoum International Airport.
“We are bringing the future of rapid transportation technology to all those living in the UAE,” said HyperloopTT Chairman Bibop Gresta, “Today’s announcement is a testament to the continued commitment and determination of all our partners, both within the UAE and abroad. 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.”
HyperloopTT is an innovative transportation and technology company focused on delivering the Hyperloop system that is designed to move people and goods at unprecedented speeds safely, efficiently, and sustainably, using unique, patented technology.