Nael & Bin Harmal, NCC, Al Jimi win Modon's Riyadh City contract
Contractors to deliver infrastructure work for Phase 1 – South of Riyadh City across an 840-hectare area from October 2019
Modon Properties, a development company mandated by Abu Dhabi Government to build communities and mixed-use projects in Abu Dhabi, has awarded an infrastructure contract for Phase 1 – South of its Riyadh City project, Abu Dhabi's largest housing development named in recognition of the UAE’s longstanding brotherly ties with Saudi Arabia, with the $416.5m (AED1.54bn) project – to be carried out alongside Abu Dhabi Housing Authority – awarded to Nael & Bin Harmal Hydroexport Establishment, National Contracting Company (NCC), and Al Jimi & Partners Contracting Co, with Tristar Engineering & Construction currently working on preliminary tasks in accordance with approved plans.
According to a Modon press release cited by UAE state news agency, Wam, the three contractors will develop roads, electricity networks, potable water and sewage infrastructure, irrigation networks, traffic signals, gas connections, telecommunication networks and connect the entire project to existing infrastructure.
The project, part of Abu Dhabi Government’s strategy to build well-planned, sustainable residential communities, will include facilities such as parks, schools, shops, mosques, and healthcare and community centres.
Infrastructure work in South Riyadh City will be a five-phased proposition to allow “residential plots to be constructed more quickly”, Abdulla Al Sahi, chief executive officer of Modon, said, adding that the latest round of infrastructure works would officially begin in October 2019, and span 840ha.
He added: “The infrastructure will serve over 3,310 residential plots, seven schools, two kindergartens, two healthcare centres, 18 mosques, 14 commercial plots, a civil defence centre, a number of petrol stations, and five plots designated to government buildings.
"According to our current schedule, the remaining phases will commence in 2020, serving a total of 13,000 plots."
Acting director-general of Abu Dhabi Housing Authority, Basheer Khalfan Al Mehairbi, said: "Riyadh City is a major housing project that will advance the housing sector of Abu Dhabi, in line with the vision of the emirate.
“The government of Abu Dhabi is developing residential communities which provide communities with a good quality of life.
“Through collaborating with Modon, the Abu Dhabi Government is investing in world-class resources and building high-quality infrastructure that can provide a housing ecosystem which is aligned with the future vision of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi."