Infrastructure contract awarded for Saudi Arabia’s Qiddiya development

Infrastructure contract awarded for Saudi Arabia’s Qiddiya development

22 Jul 2020

Proposals for a PPP utilities package were received on 30 June. The PPP package will include power generation capacity, water desalination capacity, waste management and wastewater treatment facilities.

 

Saudi Arabia's Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC) has awarded a contract to local contractor Shibh al-Jazira Contracting to develop infrastructure at the planned Qiddiya entertainment city.

The local contractor will develop roads and bridges which will connect the planned resort to the main highway.

Energy & Utilities reported on 1 July that QIC had received bids from two consortiums for the public-private partnership (PPP) utilities package at the Qiddiya entertainment city.

The two groups that submitted proposals for the PPP contract are led by the local firms Acwa Power and Alfanar.

The PPP package will include power generation capacity, water desalination capacity, waste management and wastewater treatment facilities.

The first phase of the Qiddiya development, scheduled for opening in 2023, will include 45 projects across the hospitality, entertainment and sport sectors. A total area of 103 square kilometres (sq/m) will be developed over the 334 sq/m site.

The Qiddiya entertainment complex will be developed through several development nodes, including a resort core, motion zone, eco zone, golf community and aerodrome and airfield. The project will also include significant real estate schemes, including a 5-star golf and entertainment resort, a 4-star waterpark resort and major commercial and residential real estate offerings.

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) is planning to develop integrated utilities infrastructure through PPP models at three of its megaprojects.

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