Saudi Focus

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) said its board of directors has approved the masterplan of its mega luxury tourism project, which will see 22 islands being developed to provide premium facilities as part of the project.

A consortium led by UAE-based Metito Group, a leader in total intelligent water management solutions in emerging markets, has been awarded a contract by the Saudi government to set up the country’s first independent sewage treatment plant project (ISTP).

Saudi Arabia unveiled a sweeping plan late last month to develop infrastructure and industry across the world’s leading oil-exporting nation.

Abu Dhabi-based Masdar said its consortium with French group EDF Energies Nouvelles has been awarded the contract to build the $500-million Dumat Al Jandal project, the first utility-scale wind farm in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia’s Water & Electricity Company (WEC) has invited expressions of interest (EOI) for the development of an independent sewage treatment plant (ISTP) located near the city of Taif in the kingdom’s Makkah province.

A new entertainment complex is being planned for the Saudi Arabian capital city Riyadh as part of state-backed efforts to boost the leisure sector in the kingdom, a report said.

Construction is likely to start this year on Saudi Arabia’s mega leisure, sports and cultural destination, Qiddiya, in Riyadh, said a report.

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) said its founding board has approved the masterplan for Neom Bay, a eco-friendly tourist destination coming up within its $500-billion futuristic city, Neom.

The Water and Electricity Company (WEC) has prequalified eight major international engineering groups as supervision consultants for the upcoming desalination projects in the kingdom.