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Riyadh City Race Circuit contract awarded for Grand Prix in Saudi

Losberger De Boer will build a temporary 190m-long pit lane building for the upcoming race

A design rendering of the Riyadh City Race Circuit project in Saudi Arabia [image: Losberger De Boer].
A design rendering of the Riyadh City Race Circuit project in Saudi Arabia [image: Losberger De Boer].

Losberger De Boer has won a contract to build the temporary pit lane structure at the upcoming electric Grand Prix, set to take place in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh in mid-December 2018.

Under the deal, the international temporary structures specialist will build the 190m-long pit lane building, together with second-floor hospitality and viewing facilities.

The site, Losberger added in a statement, located in Ad Diriyah – the historic centre of the Saudi Arabian capital – features a public road that will be closed for qualifiers and race day on 12-15 December.

The total value of the contract remains undisclosed.

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Losberger will be responsible for project managing the delivery of the entire pit lane structure to support the event within a tight 40-day build timeframe, as well as implementing rapid dismantling after race day.

Speaking on the win, Paul Manchin, senior sales manager of Losberger De Boer Middle East, said: “Critically, our team follows a carefully planned project management process to ensure tight build and dismantling times are met.

“Since the race track is located in the centre of a busy working city, our team works hard to keep disruption to local residents and businesses to a minimum.”

The win is an indicator of the firm’s continued strength in the kingdom.

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Two months ago, it finished building 15 temporary buildings in 60 days to accelerate progress on Saudi Arabia’s entertainment mega-city, Qiddiya. By using semi-permanent buildings, Qiddiya has received 15 units in around two months, when traditional buildings could take up to two years to be completed.

Elsewhere in Saudi, Losberger built Bay X, the Middle East’s largest exhibition hall, located at the kingdom’s King Abdullah Economic City.

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