Saudi Arabia is seeking contractors to carry out construction works for the Madinat Yanbu al-Sinaiyah project.

The scope of work includes the procurement and construction of the main building, accommodation unit, multipurpose facility, two guard room buildings, mechanical unit, mosque, checkpoint, guardhouse and shade facility, potable water tank, fuel tank, and site works. The deadline for submitting bids is 28 October.

The client for the scheme is the Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu (RCJ&Y). The work is expected to be completed in about two years.

Earlier this week, MEED reported that major Saudi industrial clients are moving forward with large housing projects in the kingdom, with Maaden and Sabic inviting bids to build almost 2,000 villas.

Maaden has invited contractors to bid for a scheme to build 1,000 villas by 15 September, and Sabic has invited bids for a contract to construct 700 villas by 24 September.

For the Maaden contract, the work will involve building the 1,000 villas at its Wadi Shamal industrial city development, with the US’ Bechtel acting as project manager. In addition to the villa construction, the client will also be tendering a roads package.

The 700-villa scheme tendered by Sabic forms the first phase of its plans to build 1,200 villas in Riyadh for its workers.