EXCLUSIVE: Saudi Arabia receives naval academy bids

19 December 2018
At least nine firms submitted bids for a package of works at King Fahd Naval Academy in November

Contractors have submitted a bid for the marine infrastructure and buildings contract for the proposed King Fahd Naval Academy in Mecca’s Al-Qadima village.

Sources familiar with the scheme tell MEED at least nine firms submitted offers for the contract, for which the due date was 28 November. They include:

  • Al-Fouzan Trading & Contracting (local)
  • Al-Kifah Contracting (local)
  • China Harbour Engineering Company (China)/Al-Yamama (local)
  • Mapa Gunal (Turkey)
  • Nesma & Partners
  • Nurol (Turkey)
  • Saudi Archirodon (Netherlands/local)
  • Shar Construction (local)
  • Tihama Engineering (local)

The project has an estimated budget of $1bn and will be developed over 4.3 million square metres of land.

The contract covers dredging and reclamation works, the construction of a quay wall, roads, sewage and irrigation networks. It also covers the construction of several buildings.

Saudi Arabia’s Defence and Aviation Ministry (Moda) is the project client.


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