Binladin begins work at King Saud University

19 February 2009

Construction work has begun on the women’s college at King Saud University in Riyadh, following the award of the SR8.8bn ($2.4bn) contract to the local Saudi Binladin Group in December.

The firm submitted the low-bid for the college in July to the Finance Ministry.

At least five firms submitted bids for the construction package, including Saudi Oger, Al-Rashid Trading & Contracting Company and Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC).

The scope of the contract covers the construction of up to 12 buildings on a 1.3-square-kilometre site in Riyadh.

Work is expected to take three years to complete.

Binladin recently secured a SR10bn contract for construction work at the new Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University for Women, also in Riyadh (MEED 1:2:09).

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