Kentz Engineering International Co. Ltd (KEIL), alongside its partners Ali Khudair Al-Harbi and Ahmed Omar Radi Engineering Consultancy (RGC) have been awarded a further technical services contract by the Royal Commission for the industrial cities of Jubail and Yanbu on the eastern and western coasts, respectively of Saudi Arabia.
As with the related award in December last year, Kentz will execute this contract through its Technical Support Services (TSS) business unit.
The latest contract is to provide energy and communications systems for Jubail-II, including its residential districts. This contract, which lasts for five years, includes design and engineering works for electricity and communication facilities for King Fahd Industrial Port and Jubail Commercial Port.
Work on the first contract involved the planning, design and complete engineering services for the preparation of primary and secondary infrastructure of residential community, industrial, park and shoreline developments. This included design and engineering services for major facilities and systems such as highways, roads, bridges and interchanges, seawater pipelines, potable and irrigation pump stations, telecom and underground electrical distribution systems.
“The work also involved changes to and/or additions to existing facilities, as well as undertaking studies and reports on specific engineering problems and issues. In addition, the preparation of complete construction bid packages, including engineering services in support of existing construction activities, as required by the Royal Commission,” according to a company release.
Seamus Malynn, global manager, Technical Support Services for Kentz, commented: "Kentz has been operating in Saudi Arabia now for over 35 years and is pleased to be involved in key projects such as these. The award of these contracts underpins our commitment to the growth of our business in the Middle East region, through supporting key clients, building on existing relationships and consistent delivery."