• Headquarters complex will consist of four buildings
  • Site will cover a total area of 250,000 square metres

The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has invited contractors to submit bids for the contract to build a new headquarters complex in Riyadh.

The utility has set an initial deadline of 6 May for prequalified contractors to submit bids for the contract.

The headquarters complex will consist of four office buildings of five floors, which will cover a total area of 250,000 square metres.

The project is one of a number of major construction schemes being undertaken in the kingdom for a number of government clients.

MEED recently reported that the local ABV Rock had been selected by Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry to replace the local Saudi Binladin on the project to build an estimated SR12bn ($3.2bn) Medical City in Jeddah.

Saudi Binladin had been awarded the contract to build the Medical City in 2013, but its contract has been cancelled, with the ministry turning to ABV Rock to build the medical facility. It is unclear why Binladin’s contract was cancelled.

ABV Rock is already working on an identical medical city for the Interior Ministry in Riyadh. The ministry invited contractors to submit bids for both medical cities in August 2011. In January 2013, the ministry selected ABV Rock to build the Riyadh Medical City.

The two medical cities will have the same design and will both include three hospitals and all related medical and residential facilities. The medical facilities will have a total built-up area of about 400,000 square metres.

Meanwhile, the Metro Jeddah Company has invited contractors to bid by 26 July for the estimated $1bn Obhur creek crossing scheme.

The crossing will be 380 metres long and 74.5 metres wide. It will have eight lanes for road traffic, a single railway line and two pedestrian walkways. The preliminary design was prepared by US-based consultant Figg. Aecom has provided programme management services on the project.

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