Saudi Focus

KiCE Construction Equipment, a leading manufacturer of batching plant and components, has become the exclusive distributor in Saudi Arabia for the China-based Sinomach Heavy Industry Corporation following the signing of a licensing agreement.

ABENGOA, a Spanish multinational corporation, has joined hands with Saudi-based Advanced Water Technology (AWT) to develop the world’s first large-scale desalination plant to be powered by solar energy in the kingdom.

INFRASTRUCTURE investments worth $1.1 trillion are envisaged on a range of high-profile projects in Saudi Arabia, a report said. These include the Riyadh and Makkah metros, worth $23 billion and $7 billion, respectively; the King Abdul-Aziz International Airport expansion, costing $4 billion; the $3.3-billion Shuqaiq power plant; and the $3.

TATWEER, a Saudi holding company specialising in education, has announced plans to construct 3,200 schools and other educational facilities over the next five years in Saudi Arabia, said a report.

ABU DHABI-BASED conglomerate Al Jaber Group said it has been awarded a contract to develop the Abha Airport project. The project, which will come up in the capital of the Asir Province, includes a new 86,000-sq-m passenger terminal that can accommodate five million passengers annually, said Al Jaber.

THE first phase of Ritaj Residential Project, being developed jointly by Blominvest Saudi Arabia and Maskan Arabia Real Estate Development Company in Riyadh, is nearing completion and now being delivered to the owners. Spread across an area of 1.

Tower project uses BC conduits BC Conduit, an affiliate of Bahra Cables Company, said its unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) conduits have been approved for use in electrical installations at the SR4.6-billion ($1.22 billion) Kingdom Tower in Jeddah.

AL AJLLAN Tensile Structures of Saudi Arabia is currently executing major car-park projects across the country, including the one at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. The company, which is undertaking the SR40-million ($10.

SAUDI Arabian authorities plan to develop the coastal area of Jeddah city at a cost of SR1.27 billion ($338 million) and turn it into an entertainment bay for residents and visitors, said a report.