Saudi Arabia

Last year spelt a bonanza for Saudi Arabia’s transport infrastructure sector, with key awards made for the Riyadh metro, airports, roads and railway networks.

THE world’s tallest tower is now in the making, with the first 13 levels of the 170-storey skyscraper now clearly visible above the horizon in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

In MAY 2008 to mark the 75th anniversary of Saudi Aramco, the late King Abdullah laid the cornerstone of a centre that would symbolise the catalyst – oil – which in fact is the cornerstone behind Saudi Arabia’s momentous rise on the global arena.

Having created some of the striking architectural landmarks that have dotted Kuwait’s skyline over the past 45 years, Pace is making remarkable strides in the Saudi market with some highly prominent projects in hand.

ZAMIL Air Conditioners, one of the leading international manufacturers of air-conditioning systems and service solutions in the Middle East, says it has secured its largest-ever contract for the supply of custom chiller systems for the Dar Al Hijrah project in Saudi Arabia. The SR348-million ($92.

ALYAF INDUSTRIAL COMPANY Saudi geosynthetics major Alyaf Industrial Company has achieved a major milestone by winning the geotextile supply contract for the prestigious New Suez Canal project in Egypt.

ARNON PLASTIC INDUSTRIES COMPANY   ARNON Plastic Industries Company has been on the expansion path, having recently added a new line for the production of extruded polystyrene (XPS) insulation panels in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

DOKA Several Doka formwork systems are currently being utilised to expedite the construction process on what is set to become the most luxurious residential building in Jeddah and the newest landmark on the Saudi port city’s famous corniche.

ANBAR DYWIDAG PRECAST CONCRETE COMPANY Veteran precast concrete specialist Qanbar Dywidag Precast Concrete Company (QDC) of Saudi Arabia has built a reputation for its reliability and quality, which has ensured that it continues to be a leading supplier for the array of housing, industrial and infrastructural projects under way in the kingdom.

WRIGHTSTYLE Wrightstyle, a leading international supplier of steel and aluminium glazing systems, is supplying advanced ballistic and fire-rated systems for King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

RAWLPLUG MIDDLE EAST   Rawlplug Middle East, a UAE-based specialist in a wide range of fixing solutions, is looking at further strengthening its presence in Saudi Arabia, where it has already secured some of the most prestigious projects under way.

SAUDI ABRASIVES Saudi Abrasives, the first steel grits and shots manufacturing venture in the Middle East and North Africa region, is focusing on creating awareness in the region of the economic and environmental benefits of using these locally produced systems for blast cleaning and surface preparation.

HEMPEL PAINTS   Hempel Paints, a specialist in coatings and paints used in interior decoration, last month opened its largest showroom in the Middle East in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The launch comes at a time when the group is marking its 100th anniversary.

SAUDI TECHNIC ENERGY COMPANY   Saudi Technic Energy Company (STE), a leading provider of electromechanical and instrumentation products, is looking to boost its market share, building on the reputation it enjoys as part of the well-diversified Al Arfaj Group and a rich portfolio of leading international brands.

ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES   Advanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS), a leading material and geotechnical consulting firm in the Middle East, has witnessed strong growth in the region, particularly in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, as it focuses on raising the quality standards for the construction industry.

BIG FOOT SYSTEMS   UK-based Big Foot Systems, which offers rooftop building services support systems, recently launched its innovative non-penetrative rooftop support solutions for plant and safe access equipment on the Saudi market.

UNIVERSAL BUILDING MATERIALS Universal Building Materials Merchants (UBM) Company, the leading Riyadh-headquartered building materials specialist, has recently added two renowned US brands to its growing portfolio, in keeping with its commitment to deliver the best products from around the world.

KANOO MACHINERY   Kanoo Machinery, a subsidiary of the diversified YBA Kanoo empire, continues to build on its reputation as one of the region’s leading providers of materials handling solutions, mobile and truck-mounted cranes, full-size compact construction equipment, diesel engines, access platforms, and power generators with recent

QANBAR READY MIX   Qanbar Ready Mix, a leading name in Saudi Arabia’s concrete industry with a proven track record gained from supplying several large Saudi Aramco construction projects, further enhanced its reputation recently when it deployed one of its rapid response site plant operations for the oil conglomerate’s latest proj

PAN GULF INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENTS COMPANY Al khobar-based Pan Gulf Industrial Investments Company (PGII) plans to list on Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul Stock Exchange on December 2016 in what is described as the latest momentous step for the industrial investment company.

ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL COMPANY FOR CLAY PIPES Advanced Industrial Company for Clay Pipes (AIC) of Saudi Arabia expects to launch commercial production later this year at its new vitrified clay pipes and fittings factory in the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) Industrial Valley in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia.

KICE CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT   KiCE Construction Equipment, a leading manufacturer of batching plant and its components, has installed a new shearing machine to speed up production at its factory in Hasa, in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

UNGER STEEL MIDDLE EAST   UNGER Steel Middle East is building six mega warehouses with conveyor systems at a major fertiliser factory in northern Saudi Arabia, under a subcontract from Intecsa Ingeniería Industrial, a Spanish industrial plant specialist.

SIGMA PAINTS A FOCUS on innovation and anticipating market demands is driving Sigma Paints’ growth in the region as the Dammam-based paint major gears up to launch a number of new products that expand its offering of environment-friendly and decorative coatings.

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