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El Seif's Top 10 projects

Saudi's El Seif Company has a strong portfolio of active projects.

The Green Community Motor City was a US $220 million job completed by El Seif.
The Green Community Motor City was a US $220 million job completed by El Seif.

As one of the top contractors in Saudi Arabia, as well as one of the oldest, El Seif Engineering Contracting Company has a strong portfolio of active and complete projects. CW reviews its top ten so far.

El Seif engineering contracting Company is one of the top construction companies in Saudi Arabia. Operating since the 1950s, when it started out in the commerce and transport sectors, the company expanded into general contracting in the 1970s.

With more than 15,000 employees, El Seif is continuing to grow, securing high-profile project work like packages on the Princess Noura Bint Abdulrahman University for Women. Growing resources, expanding activities and increasing involvement in regional property development, mean the company’s role as an instrument in the region’s progress is becoming increasingly significant.

Here CW looks at the ten biggest projects that continue to build the company's reputation for delivery.

Princess Noura Bint Abdulrahman University for Women – Package 3
Value: 8 billion SR ($2.1 billion)
Status: Under construction
El Seif is preparing all infrastructure works in an 8 million m2 area for Package 3 of the massive university complex. The work on one of the biggest and most noteworthy projects in the region includes civil, structural, mechanical and electrical works for utility buildings, infrastructure, landscaping, site grading, utility tunnels, fly over bridges, road works, solid waste management, a sewerage treatment plant and the laying of 750,000 metres of pipes.

Al Falah Community Development
Value: 2.6 billion SR ($693 million)
Status: Under construction
Al Falah is a development from Aldar that will provide around 5,000 homes for middle-income UAE families, as part of the Abu Dhabi government's housing initiative. The town centre will include a mix of civic buildings, a 65,000m2 mall, hospital, commercial office space, a hotel and a sports and leisure complex. El Seif is constructing 2,022 housing units, using a pre-cast concrete superstructure and pre-cast boundary walls. The contract includes all civil, architectural and electro-mechanical works.

King Abdullah Financial District – Parcels 3.04 & 3.05
Value: 1.4 billion SR ($373 million)
Status: Under construction
Among the extensive work being carried out on developing the King Abdullah Financial District, El Seif is involved in the design and construction of four offices and residential high-rise buildings, with a total built-up area of 179,000m2. Parcel 3.04 is a multi-use complex with offices, residential apartments and retail. The buildings are a mixed occupancy complex, which includes four basement floors as car parking, an office tower block (31 floors), an apartment tower block (23 floors) and a police station (two floors). Parcel 3.05 is another multi-use building with offices, residential apartments and retail outlets. This parcel's buildings are to be composed of an 18-storey tower rising from a two storey podium block. This in turn will be built upon a four-storey underground parking basement.

Kingdom Tower
Value
: 1.03 billion SR ($274 million)
Status: Complete
El Seif was the main contractor for the construction of a building that has become an instantly recognisable landmark in Riyadh, the Kingdom Tower. The tower, which rises over 300 metres, combining a 180m concrete structure and 120m steel structure, is a mixed –use development and was constructed in the early part of this decade. Designed by Ellerbe Becket, the development features two podiums with the tower as a centrepiece.

Green Community - Dubai Motor City
Value: 827 million SR ($220.5 million)
Status: Complete
The community was built to provide working and living space, in a relatively traffic-free environment. Covering 67ha of residential, leisure, retail, and commercial properties, the project includes villas, townhouses, terraced apartments and garden apartments, recreation centres, hotel, commercial areas, and site infrastructure works.

Design and construction of weapons facilities at PSAB – Kharj, KFdAB – Taif and KAAB – Dhahran
Value: Classified
Status: Under construction
El Seif has taken on a collection of works for the Kingdom’s defence forces, all being carried out on strategic air bases. The scope of work includes 30 buildings, open and covered parking, power sub-stations, security fencing, roads, infrastructure and other utilities. The project includes an added logistical challenge of being spread over three different and distant sites; Prince Sultan Airbase in Kharj, King Fahad Airbase in Taif, and King Abdulaziz Airbase in Dhahran.

Hamad Medical City – Doha Asian Games Village
Value
: 661 million SR ($176 million)
Status: Complete
The Hamad Medical City was another large project, spread over multiple buildings. El Seif had to construct 31 buildings ranging between three and nine floors in height and comprising 871 accommodation units, with a total built-up area of 275,000m2. Challenges included meeting the strict and very final deadlines that would allow the structures to be used as the residential zones of the Asian Games Village. The buildings also had to be capable of being repurposed to suit the end-user Hamad Medical Corporation.

Information Technology & Communication Complex – Infrastructure Package
Value: 243 million SR ($64.8 million)
Status: Complete
In two and a half years Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh will complete its Information Technology and Communications Complex (ITCC), the Kingdom’s first “smart city”. In order to attract the world’s leading information technology and communications companies to a place like Saudi Arabia, you need to offer the world’s best ITC services and infrastructure - this is the concept behind the Kingdom’s new US $1.65 billion (SR6.5 billion) ITCC development. El Seif was involved in the construction and maintenance of all the vital infrastructure works, including ancillary buildings and site development on an area of 490,000m2. The work comprised civil works, architectural and electro-mechanical works and other external works, including a sewage treatment plant and concrete-encased fibre optic cable network.

Kingdom Hospital
Value
: 220 million SR ($58.6 million)
Status: Complete
Kingdom Hospital was built by El Seif and had to be developed to the highest international standards and specifications to meet the hospital’s stringent requirements. The scope included all construction works including medical and IT systems, furniture and fittings. The total floor area of the main hospital, accommodation and administration block is 45,000m2.

Five star hotel in Hail
Value: 189 million SR ($50.4 million)
Status: Under construction
El Seif is working on a five star hotel, located in Hail, which will include eight floors, with a total built-up area of 38,411m2. The 118 room hotel will contain 22 standard suites, 20 duplex villas, five living rooms, and two diplomatic suites.

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