$37m Saudi clay-pipe factory starts construction

New clay-pipe manufacturing facility operational by year end

King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi, where the new clay-pipe facility will be built in Industrial Valley.
King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi, where the new clay-pipe facility will be built in Industrial Valley.

A new manufacturing facility for clay pipes by the Advanced Industrial Company (AIC), located at the Industrial Valley in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), has commenced construction, Emaar The Economic City (EEC) has announced.

The AIC plant is to be built on an 80,000m2 site at a total cost of $37m. It is expected to create more than 144 new jobs and nurture new Saudi skills.

Clay pipes are key component in sewage and drainage systems, meeting a critical need of high-performance and high-strength pipes demanded for world-class infrastructure projects.

Ali Al-Zahrani, project manager at AIC, said: "The strategic location of KAEC and the availability of efficient port and road connectivity to the local and regional market offer an array of logistical capabilities and enables huge growth potential."

Ahmed Linjawy, president of the Industrial and City Services Division at EEC, said the new factory will greatly expand the Kingdom's capacity to produce and export highly durable pipes and instruments.

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