Egis, Projacs win Riyadh Airports' consultancy services contract

The companies secured the contract for a project to upgrade airside infrastructure at the King Khalid International Airport

Riyadh Airports manages and operates King Khalid International Airport (KKIA).
Riyadh Airports manages and operates King Khalid International Airport (KKIA).

French engineering and consulting services provider Egis and its local subsidiary in Saudi Arabia, Projacs have secured a contract to deliver project management consultancy (PMC) services for airside projects at King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) from Riyadh Airports.

Egis and Projacs, which specialises in project management in the Middle East, will be project management consultants for design review, construction management, and supervision of the new airside infrastructure at the airport.

King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) is managed and operated by Riyadh Airports. The company is currently working on upgrading the KKIA airside infrastructure, including adding new services and facilities.

The new services include the review and approval of contractors’ technical deliverables relating to infrastructure, airfield ground lighting (AGL), navigational aids (NAVAIDS), and an upgrade of baggage handling systems at Terminals 3 and 4 of KKIA.

As part of the upgrade, most of the airside infrastructure will be redeveloped, including two of the existing runways, taxiways, cargo aprons, and isolated parking bays.

The entire AGL equipment and systems will be replaced by a LED lighting system with a dedicated IT control system.

Speaking about the contract win, Cédric Barbier, executive director of aviation for Egis, said: “We have been working at Riyadh Airport for more than six years now, including on equipment and systems operations and maintenance contracts."

Referring to the contract as a “large and complex project”, Barbier added:  “We will mobilise a multi-skilled team of around 90 employees whose work will focus on delivering a sustainable development that complies with all the relevant international and national regulations, codes, and standards. Sustainability, safety and innovation will constitute the governing principles of how this project is managed.

In addition, Egis and Projacs will deploy a full programme management system.

“These construction supervision and management services will help KKIA meet future air traffic needs safely and effectively,” he said.

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