Bids are currently being assessed for the work, which will include all construction related to providing electricity to the city, including substations.

It is estimated that the contract, which covers the first phase of the $40bn development, will be worth SR150m ($40m). The contract is expected to last for 30 months.

Located north of Riyadh in the Nejd region, Sudair will measure 257 square-kilometres, making it 70 per cent larger than King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), the largest of the six economic cities being planned in the country.

According to Kenneth Lim, business development director with Singapore-based Jurong International, Sudair’s concept masterplan will be completed by September, following the completion of market and strategic studies.

Sudair is being developed by Saudi Industrial Property Authority (MEED 23:3:08).