The local Al-Hugayet Contracting Company has been appointed as the main contractor for a mixed-use tower being developed by the Al-Hugayet Group in Saudi Arabia.

The work includes the construction of a 32-storey mixed-use tower as well as all associated works, at a cost of $150m, according to a company spokesperson.

The scheme was originally put to tender for other contractors before the company decided to give the work to its contracting subsidiary.

The local Ground Engineering Contractors is currently carrying out the enabling works, with the main construction expected to start in September.

The scheme is expected to be delivered in 2019, according to a company spokesperson.

The original tender saw five companies submit bids. These are:

  • Al-Latifa Trading and Contracting (local)
  • Drake & Scull International (UAE)
  • Mazen al-Saeed Holding (local)
  • Shapoorji Pallonji (India)
  • Specialised Contracting Company (local)

Al-Hugayet Contracting Company was also appointed to work on the holding company’s Al-Watha tower, which is being developed in Khobar near the Movenpick hotel.

Work on the 28-storey office tower is set to start in the first quarter of 2017, once the enabling works are complete.

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