Aecom has been awarded a multi year contract to provide project management consultancy (PMC) services for Phase One of Neom Bay.

Part of the $500-billion Saudi futuristic city Neom, the eco-friendly tourist destination is being developed in North West Saudi Arabia within the Neom Zone. Neom Zone is spread over a sprawling 26,000 square kilometre area.

According the deal, global infrastructure services firm Aecom will provide a full suite of services to support the delivery of Phase One of Neom Bay, a 45 square kilometre area located within Neom.

Its scope of work includes project management, contract administration, technical and environmental support services, and site supervision over the entire design and construction phases of the project.

Neom is located in the country’s far north-west at the intersection with Jordan and Egypt. It will be an special economic zone and diverse society offering world-class education, healthcare and culture, purpose built for a new way of living.

Ian Laski, CEO and Aecom Arabia President, said, “We are delighted that Neom has chosen us to drive the delivery of this significant project. The award is testament to our integrated offer, global reach and local knowledge, as well as strong leadership commitment globally to pursue large programmes of work in Saudi Arabia.”

Neom Bay Phase One is intended to be the first showcase of the Neom vision to the world. When complete, it will comprise several thousand residential units, leisure, retail, commercial, public and entertainment facilities with supporting infrastructure and utilities.

Hamed Zaghw, the chief executive for Aecom, remarked that for the past 50 years we have demonstrated our leading project management expertise in Saudi Arabia and we continue to grow this part of our business.

Zaghw stated, “We have already begun to mobilize local and global resources to bring the best of AECOM’s project management capability to this transformational project.”

He added, “We look forward to building a long-term relationship with PIF that delivers ambitious projects across Saudi Arabia and enables the achievement of Vision 2030.”

Source: Trade Arabia

Fulya Altunyay/fulyaaltunyay@realestatecoulisse.com

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