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Provide Consultancy Services for Hjama Sawa Railway Project

Date: April 22, 2008

In order to update and expand the current Iraqi Railways lines, IRR have signed a contract with joint venture of (Al-Burhan Group, Dorsch Consult and ETC Transport Consultants) to provide detailed design and tender documents for Hjama – Sawa Railway Project to upgrade the single line to double line.

The existing single railway line with a total length of 17km, consist of:

  • 5 Railway Bridges
  • 2 Road bridges
  • 23 Box Culverts
  • 20 Pipe Culverts

In the beginning of the eighties of the last century, SOTECNI an Italian consultant signed a contract with the State Company for Implementation of Transport & Communication / Iraqi Ministry of Transport to provide a consultancy services for Mussayeb – Kerbala – Samawa which pass through Hjama – Sawa Railway sector. The services was involved in preparation of soil investigation, surveying and hydrological data. in preparation of soil investigation, surveying and hydrological data.

Between (1981 – 1984), IRCON International Limited / India, have been awarded a turn-key project to construct the single high way line of Mussayeb – Kerbala – Samawa.

Al-Burhan Group, DORSCH CONSULT Verkehr und Infrastruktur GmbH and ETC Transport Consultants GmbH have set a methodology to perform this project by preparing the satellite images for the alignment and according to this a further detailed survey will be performed and soil investigation will be made to prepare the railway track which will be parallel to the single line.



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