Jabal Omar HVAC contract to be awarded next year

French-based Ciat hoping for tender

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Jabal Omar Development Company (JODC) has invited construction suppliers to bid for the HVAC contract at the northern part of its US $2.7 billion (SR10 billion) flagship development.

Ciat, a French-based district cooling company, which operates in the Gulf, is hoping to be awarded the contract to supply 15,000 air conditioning units to the project.

“The contract is expected to be awarded in 2010 and we are currently going through the design process,” said Ciat area sales manager Mahidine AÏt.

Names of other bidders for the contract could not be revealed.

Jabal Omar Company contracted Saudi Oger to undertake the construction of the north part of the mixed use project, while the southern area of the development was awarded to Saudi Binladen Group in 2007.

The master plan of the development, which is also known as the Western Gate Road development, covers 230,000m2 and will accommodate around 40,000 people.

The project, located near the Grand Mosque of Mekkah, consists of 39 commercial and residential towers.

Saudi Oger contract consist of the design concept, of the buildings, as well as infrastructure for the north part of the project, which consist of 15 six storey towers in addition to the hotels and parking areas, landscaping, commercial shops and centres; and supporting roads and bridges.

Construction started in July 2008 and the entire development is set to be completed by Q3 of 2011.

JODC is a real estate investment, development and management company, established in Saudi Arabia, for the sole purpose of developing the Jabal Omar community development.

 

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