SAJCO wins $190m major roads and bridges contract at Qiddiya

The Saudi Arabia contractor will be responsible for building 45km of roads and seven bridges across the entertainment city

Qiddiya's roads and bridges development is scheduled to be completed by May 2023
Qiddiya's roads and bridges development is scheduled to be completed by May 2023

Saudi Arabia’s Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC) has revealed that it has awarded a $190m (SAR 700m) contract for the construction of its major road and bridges to local contractor Shibh Al-Jazira Contracting Co (SAJCO).

Scheduled to be completed by May 2023, the contract will involve 45km of roads and seven bridges to be constructed across the 366km2 entertainment city.

Qiddiya, which is chaired by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince HRH Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and backed by the kingdom’s sovereign Public Investment Fund (PIF), confirmed the news in a promotional video across its social media platforms.

The video illustrated that it has added 1,000 extra workers onto the project who will excavate 6.5 million m3 of earth and utilise more than 80,000m3 of concrete for the bridges and associated structures and 1.2 million m2 of asphalt for the road surfaces.

Commenting on the announcement, Qiddiya CEO Mike Reininger said although 2020 has presented some unprecedented circumstances, Qiddiya has proudly sustained a “business as usual” protocol by signing its second major construction contract with SAJCO.

"This stormwater drainage, roads and bridges will provide access to all facilities and assets on the lower plateau of our site, enabling the transport of key construction materials to the various development sites within Qiddiya’s lower plateau,” said Reininger.

“Once again, we are pleased to be working with an experienced Saudi company and we look forward to announcing even more major contracts later this year”.

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