Podcast: Atkins' recipe for growth in Saudi Arabia via Riyadh

EXCLUSIVE: Adrian Lindon reveals how the UK engineering giant plans to expand its Saudi Arabia operations

Atkins is targeting growth in Saudi Arabia.
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Atkins is targeting growth in Saudi Arabia.

UK-headquartered construction consultancy Atkins is working on major construction projects in Saudi Arabia, such as Riyadh Metro and Mall of Saudi, and managing director for engineering, design, and project management at the company's Middle East and Africa offices, Adrian Lindon, said in an episode of Construction Week Viewpoint that he expected further growth in the kingdom in the months to come.

Lindon joined Jack Ball, Construction Week’s senior reporter, in the CW Viewpoint podcast studio to outline why Atkins plans to double the headcount at its newly opened Riyadh office by the end of 2019.

Other topics discussed by Lindon in the podcast include Atkins’ ongoing project portfolio in Middle East, and insights into the projects that the consulting giant plans to bid on in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Construction Week Viewpoint is a weekly podcast series produced by the CW editorial team and published on SoundCloud and iTunes at 12:00 (GST) every Monday.

Business leaders are regular podcast special guests. The weekly bulletin has welcomed the likes of Harj Dhaliwal, managing director for the Middle East and India at Los Angeles-based Virgin Hyperloop One, Rizwan Sajan, founder of Dubai-headquartered building giant Danube Group, and tech entrepreneur Karim Helal, co-founder and CEO of building portal ProTenders.

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