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Arcadis Selected to Provide Project Management Services for $220M Rail Manufacturing Facility Investment

LEXINGTON, NC — Arcadis announces its appointment to provide Siemens Real Estate with project management services for a $220 million manufacturing facility project in Lexington, North Carolina. The project will include construction of a new rail car factory to manufacture rolling stock, including passenger rail cars, as well as the ability to provide maintenance and customer service as a part of factory operations.

This appointment follows a nearly year-long relationship with Siemens on this project, during which Arcadis played a pivotal role in engaging with both local, state, and national stakeholders to identify and narrow down site options. Arcadis also aided in project design through conceptual layout, cost estimating, and is now transitioning into pre-construction services, project management, and construction management.

Arcadis is providing renewable energy planning services to help evaluate the power generation potential for solar panels to be installed as part of the facility. The company prioritizes carbon neutral projects and propelling net-zero operations.

"Increasingly, our clients are looking to us to help support their carbon reduction strategies in locations all around the world, whether that's through sustainable design or advising on wider carbon reduction strategies," said Marjolijn Versteegden, Global Solutions Director for Net Zero Facilities & Sustainable Communities at Arcadis. The buildings we design and manage today need to be net-zero ready but also, when it comes to site selection, it's important that the facilities we help create can support the wider environmental, social, and economic sustainability of the communities in which they are located."

This project is expected to bring more than 500 jobs to North Carolina, strengthening the local economy and providing additional support to the rail industry. Initial groundbreaking is set to begin this summer, with operations beginning in 2024 and the first vehicles being delivered in 2025.

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