Jacobs to design three industrial cities in Saudi

US engineering giant picks up two-year framework deal from MODON

Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia.
Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia.

Jacobs Engineering has announced that it has agreed a two-year framework deal from Saudi Industry Property Authority (MODON) to provide design services to support the development of industrial cities throughout Saudi Arabia.

The deal, whose value has not been disclosed, will see it provide concept and detailed designs for at least three new industrial cities.

MODON was set up in 2001 to develop industrial cities throughout the Kingdom by providing integrated infrastructure and services. It currently oversees 164km2 of land at more than 30 industrial cities, which are either built out or under development, across major cities including Riyadh, Dammam and Jeddah.

Jacobs Group vice-president Bassim Shebaro said: “We are delighted to be working with MODON on this important project to develop the infrastructure required to help expand and diversify the economy of Saudi Arabia.

"We look forward to supporting MODON’s goal to create a lasting and impactful development, by drawing upon our local and global expertise incorporating best practices in city planning, urban design, transportation planning, energy efficiency, and environmental standards.”

 

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