Jacobs, a global provider of technical and construction services, said it has secured a major contract from Sepco Electric Power Construction Corporation to deliver engineering services for Packages 4, 5 and 6 of the King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services project at Ras Al Khair in Saudi Arabia.
The shipyard complex is coming up over a 4.3-million-sq-m area and when complete, it will be the largest in the region, providing a combination of offshore structures fabrication, new shipbuilding and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services.
As per the contract, the Jacobs team will deliver detailed design services to the project including piers, dry-docks, ship lift, buildings, supporting infrastructure, utilities, telecommunications and security systems.
On the big win, Jacobs Buildings and Infrastructure senior vice-president and general manager Patrick Hill said: "This award continues Jacobs' long-term commitment to Saudi Arabia where we have mobilized world-leading engineering expertise to support the ongoing diversification of the Saudi Arabian economy."
"Our partnership with Sepco continues the established track record with Chinese civil and marine contractors to deliver major infrastructure developments across the globe," he stated.
The project, owned by Saudi Aramco and its JV partners, is closely aligned with Saudi Vision 2030, the government's strategy to grow and diversify the Saudi economy.
It aims to leverage the rapidly growing maritime needs in the Kingdom and build local manufacturing and design capabilities, while delivering a world-class facility that will provide an unprecedented mix of products and services in the region.
Sepco project manager Zhang ZhongXiang said the engineering contract was awarded to Jacobs with the expectation of leveraging their global engineering expertise on this project.
Jacobs has a 1,250-strong buildings and infrastructure team across the Middle East which leverages its strong local knowledge and project experience, underpinned by Jacobs' global network, to deliver a range of services to clients cross the infrastructure and built environment markets.
"We look forward to a successful venture that will play a major role in the development of projects in alignment with Saudi Vision 2030," he added.-TradeArabia News Service