Saudi Arabia’s Royal Commission in Jubail has invited companies to submit bids for the contract to build a labour camp at its Jubail Industrial City development.

Contractors have until 27 March to submit bids for the tender. The labour camp will have an initial capacity of 7,536 people and will cover an approximate area of 200,000 square metres. The contract will also include providing secondary infrastructure to link up with the existing infrastructure at the site.

The labour accommodation is the latest of a number of contracts that the commission has tendered in the last 12 months as the commission seeks to upgrade the infrastructure on its Jubail Industrial City.

In November, the Royal Commission invited to submit bids for the contract for the operation and maintenance of roads and other related infrastructure around Jubail Industrial City. Firms have until the 13 February 2013 to submit prices for the contract. The work will involve the operation and maintenance of roads, paths, storm drainage and materials-handling facilities.

As part of plans to boost infrastructure in Jubail, Saudi Railway Company (SAR) is expected to tender the contract for the 220-kilometre rail network to be constructed within Jubail Industrial City in early 2013.

The Sadara Chemical Company and the SAR signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to design and build a railway network in Jubail Industrial City.

SAR will design and build a railway to transport Sadara’s products from the manufacturing facilities at its complex, which is currently being built in Jubail Industrial City II, to King Fahd Industrial Port (KFIP) and Jubail Commercial Port (JCP).