Saudi Focus

Coral Al Madina Hotel, one of the several properties scheduled to open next year under the Hospitality Management Holdings (HMH) banner in Saudi Arabia, has entered its advanced stages of construction, said a senior official.

Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa (PMMAF) has launched a new series of BS-type switches in Saudi Arabia which the company says will suit every room’s interior. The elegantly designed Simplus Series BS-type switches were launched in Jeddah in the middle of last month.

Rexel International Projects Group (Rexel IPG), a leading company providing support to Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) firms and industrials, said it had recently helped in the completion of a large chemical complex in Saudi Arabia.

A consortium led by Spanish construction giant FCC said it has completed the drilling work related to the first tunnel section of Line Five (Green line) of the Riyadh Metro in Saudi Arabia. The metro tunnel boring machine (TBM) San’ah reached the Salah Al Din station, thereby completing the excavation of a 1.

State oil giant Saudi Aramco is considering building a $20-billion refining and petrochemical complex at Yanbu on the Red Sea coast, industry sources familiar with the matter said.

SEC signs $1bn power deal Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has signed a SR4-billion ($1.07 billion) contract to deliver electrical services for housing projects, the utility firm said. The contract, signed between the firm and the Ministry of Water and Electricity, is for 29 projects being implemented by the Ministry of Housing.

The value of contracts awarded in Saudi Arabia’s construction sector during the second quarter of this year topped SR82.8 billion ($22 billion), staging a strong comeback compared to the first quarter, said a report.

Leading Belgian company for tensile architecture Sioen Industries has seen impressive growth in Saudi Arabia since the launch of its first office in the kingdom in the beginning of this year.

Tnemec coatings, which have gained popularity in the region particularly because of their superior corrosion resistance, will soon be manufactured in the Gulf region.