A British subsidiary of Vinci Construction has won two contracts in Saudi Arabia: a joint venture with a local company for the construction of a water reservoir and a pumping station.
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Vinci Construction UK, a subsidiary of the French Vinci Construction Group, has won two contracts in Saudi Arabia for a total amount of 138 million euros. The contracts involve the design and construction of a reservoir with a capacity of 1.5 million cubic meters and a pumping station in Jeddah, the second largest city in the Kingdom.
The contracts, which were awarded in conjunction with Al Muhaidib Contracting Company (AMC), will involve two years of work for the reservoir and one year for the pumping station. Both facilities will be operated and maintained by Vinci Construction UK for an additional year.
The Saudi water authorities have launched a major development program for water supply and sanitation in the major cites of the Kingdom – Riyadh, Jeddah, Mecca and Taif – for a total cost of 4.3 billion euros.
Vinci Construction UK has been involved in several major projects in the Middle East, in Qatar, Oman, and the UAE, including the construction of dry docks at the Port of Dubai. The company hopes to win more contracts in Bahrain and Kuwait.