• Turkish firm awarded MEP contract for Saudi housing complex
  • Main contractor is Mapa Construction and Trade Company

Turkey’s Akfa Contracting has been awarded a $90m contract for mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works on a mixed-use housing project in Jeddah.

Akfa will carry out all MEP work related to package two of the Rayadah housing complex, which forms part of the Obhur al-Janoubia scheme being developed by the local Raidah Investment Company (RIC).

The main contractor on the project is Turkey’s Mapa Construction and Trade Company.

The Obhur al-Janoubia project is one of the biggest residential schemes, being built over 2.4 million square metres.

In January 2012, the local office of Kuwait’s KEO International was awarded a contract to provide project management services for the design and construction of the Obhur al-Janoubia scheme. It includes 250 residential apartment buildings, 1,200 villas, a five-star hotel, a hospital, clinics, mosques, a commercial district, schools and municipal buildings.

The development is scheduled to house about 10,000 people by the time it is completed.

One of the largest developments being developed by RIC is the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) project in Riyadh.

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