Saudi Focus

Royal HaskoningDHV wins logistics park deal

August 2016

Royal HaskoningDHV, an international project management consultancy, said it has been appointed by the Saudi Trade and Export Development Company (Tusdeer) to provide masterplanning and consulting engineering services for its new state-of-the-art logistics park in Jeddah.

Tusdeer, a leading logistics zone development company in Saudi Arabia, has entered into a public-private partnership (PPP) agreement to develop the 634,000-sq-m Tusdeer Khumra Logistics Park (TKLP) in the Al Khumra district in south Jeddah, stated the company.

The TKLP’s site plan includes a logistics hub, warehouses constructed to international standards and equipped with the capacity for dry and cold storage, container storage and handling and accommodation for workers.

Royal HaskoningDHV has a strong pedigree working with both public and private sector clients in the Middle East and was assigned by Tusdeer to prepare the masterplan and detailed construction documentation for this first phase of the logistics park build.

As per the deal, the European company will provide design, development and utilities solutions for the TKLP.

Phil Eiszele, the project director at Tusdeer, said: “We have a trusted partner in Royal HaskoningDHV, given their local knowledge and track record in operating here in the Middle East. Their innovative approach to masterplanning was apparent even in the first sessions where they came with well thought out ideas to improve and optimise the layout of TKLP, thus spurring new ideas to enhance the quality of the park.”

The TKLP, he stated, was a significant development for Jeddah as it will help to facilitate trade and commercial opportunities within Saudi Arabia.

“This private sector project will be developed in a series of stages over a seven-year period, eventually becoming the largest integrated logistics park in the country,” he added.

Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the TKLP will facilitate the movement of all commodities into the kingdom.

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