Saudi Focus

ALTHOUGH it is the newest kid on the block, ambitions run high at Al Forsan Global Industrial Complex (Forsan Ceramics) of Saudi Arabia, which believes it is well placed to lock horns with some of the renowned producers of ceramic tiles and sanitary ware in Europe.

UK-BASED Hydro International, a major player in the water and wastewater sector, has completed the stormwater attenuation and underground storage work for the Al Haramain High-Speed rail project in Saudi Arabia. Construction of the 449.

A RISING population, plans to overcome the housing shortage, and efforts to develop the transport network and renewable energy infrastructure will set the Saudi Arabian construction industry on track to record a growth of 10.98 per cent CAGR (compound annual growth rate) until 2018, a report said. The market recorded a CAGR of 10.

Firm to build 3,200 schools TATWEER, a Saudi holding company specialising in education, plans to construct 3,200 schools and other educational facilities over the next five years, according to the Arab News.

OCS Group, an international total facilities management (TFM) provider, has signed an agreement with the Jeddah-based Zahid Group to form a facilities management (FM) services joint venture in Saudi Arabia.

MAYTAS Infra Saudi Arabia (Misa) has received a contract from Saudi Binladin Group for structural and concreting works on Abraj Kudai Project-P1360 in Makkah. The SR290.27-million ($77.45 million) contract is expected to be completed in 32 months, the company said.

ARCADIS, a leading natural and built asset design and consultancy firm, said it has been awarded a major contract by the Saudi Arabian government to develop a water, wastewater, treated sewage effluent and an asset management masterplan for the region of Makkah.

JEDDAH Municipality plans to construct three new cities – for residences, recreation, and industry – to balance the architectural landscape and demographics of the kingdom, said a report. The project includes 1,250 residential buildings offering 25,000 units, reported the Saudi Gazette.