Royal HaskoningDHV wins Saudi logistics park deal
Tusdeer Khumra Logistics Park will facilitate the movement of all commodities into the kingdom
Royal HaskoningDHV has been appointed by the Saudi Trade and Export Development Company (Tusdeer) to provide masterplanning and consulting engineering services for its new logistics park in Jeddah.
Tusdeer has entered into a public-private partnership (PPP) agreement to develop the 634,000 sqm Tusdeer Khumra Logistics Park (TKLP) in the Al Khumra district in south Jeddah, stated the Netherlands-based company.
The TKLP’s site plan includes a logistics hub, warehouses constructed to international standards equipped with the capacity for dry and cold storage, container storage and handling and accommodation for workers.
As per the deal, Royal HaskoningDHV will provide design, development and utilities solutions for the TKLP.
Phil Eiszele, project director at Tusdeer, said: "We have a trusted partner in Royal HaskoningDHV, given their local knowledge and track record in operating here in the Middle East. Their innovative approach to masterplanning was apparent even in the first sessions where they came with well thought out ideas to improve and optimise the layout of TKLP, thus spurring new ideas to enhance the quality of the park."
"This private sector project will be developed in a series of stages over a seven-year period, eventually becoming the largest integrated logistics park in the country," he added.
Equipped with technology which aims to ensure smooth and secure operations and reduce end-to-end transit time, the TKLP will facilitate the movement of all commodities into the kingdom.
Eiszele said: "We look forward to a productive partnership with Royal HaskoningDHV in the development of the park, a site that will be of great importance to Jeddah allowing us to facilitate trade and commercial opportunities with Saudi Arabia."
Jan Brouwer, Royal HaskoningDHV’s director for transport and planning in the Middle East, said: "We are very proud to be working with Tusdeer on the masterplanning and construction planning for the logistics park."
"Our track record in delivering projects for public authorities and private enterprises like Tusdeer illustrates not only the strength and depth of our portfolio here in the Middle East but it also reaffirms our commitment and support to the region in its dynamic development," he added