Atkins wins Six Flags Qiddiya theme park contract

SNC-Lavalin, a leading engineering and construction group, said its Atkins business has been awarded the lead design consultant services contract by Saudi-based Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC) for its Six Flags Qiddiya theme park project located in the southwest of capital Riyadh.
Under the three-year contract, Atkins will provide integrated lead design consultant, construction supervision, and cost management services. 
The scope of work includes public realm and necessary infrastructure within the plot area along with validation of the pre-concept design, as well as the development of sustainability and environmental assessment methods, design criteria, and standards of the project. 
Six Flags Qiddiya is scheduled for opening during the first phase of Qiddiya, the kingdom’s capital of entertainment, sports and the arts. 
The park will stretch across 32 hectares and feature 28 uniquely themed rides and attractions across six lands: The City of Thrills, Discovery Springs, Steam Town, Twilight Gardens, Valley of Fortune and Grand Exposition, said the statement for SNC-Lavalin. 
The theme park will provide both recreational and professional opportunities to the Saudi population and boast a number of record-breaking attractions including The Falcon’s Flight, the longest, tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world, it added.
Cris Dedigama, the CEO of Atkins (MEA) Engineering, Design and Project Management at SNC-Lavalin, said: "This win is a testament to our proven track record for delivering flagship projects worldwide, and market-focused approach to a dynamic and sustainable business growth in the Middle East."
"We are proud to work with Qiddiya on this one-of-a-kind project that supports Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and the acceleration of the country’s economic diversification agenda," he noted. 
Ian Redmayne, the Managing Director of Atkins KSA, Engineering, Design and Project Management, SNC-Lavalin, said with over 50 years’ presence in the Middle East, Atkins has delivered some of the region’s most iconic amusement parks.
"We are proud to support the Six Flags Qiddiya project that is set to redefine the entertainment industry not only in the region, but also globally. We look forward to delivering this project to the highest quality, safety and sustainability standards," he added.-TradeArabia News Service