Dallas, Texas, based Jacobs (NYSE:JEC) is to deliver design engineering services for what will be the largest shipyard on the Arabian Gulf: the King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services at Ras Al Khair, Saudi Arabia
Jacobs has been selected by China’s SEPCO Electric Power Construction Corporation to deliver engineering services for Packages 4, 5 and 6 of the project.
“This award continues Jacobs’ long-term commitment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where we have mobilized world-leading engineering expertise to support the ongoing diversification of the Saudi Arabian economy,” said Jacobs Buildings and Infrastructure Senior Vice President and General Manager Patrick Hill. “Our partnership with SEPCO continues the established track record with Chinese civil and marine contractors to deliver major infrastructure developments across the globe.”
The shipyard complex covers an area of 4.3 square kilometres and, when complete, will be the largest in the region, providing a combination of offshore structures fabrication, new ship building and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services. The Jacobs team will deliver detailed design services to the project including piers, dry-docks, ship lift, buildings, supporting infrastructure, utilities, telecommunications and security systems.
The project, owned by Saudi Aramco and its JV partners, is closely aligned with Saudi Vision 2030, the government’s strategy to grow and diversify the Saudi economy. It aims to leverage the rapidly growing maritime needs in the Kingdom and build local manufacturing and design capabilities, while delivering a world-class facility that will provide an unprecedented mix of products and services in the region.