Jacobs wins contract to build region’s largest shipyard in Saudi Arabia

King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services in Ras Al Khair will cover 4.3mn sqm

Sepco Electric Power Construction Corporation has awarded Jacobs a contract to deliver engineering services for Packages 4, 5 and 6 on the King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services project at Ras Al Khair, Saudi Arabia.

As per the terms of the contract, Jacobs will provide detailed design services on the project including piers, dry-docks, ship lift, buildings, supporting infrastructure, utilities, telecommunications and security systems.

“This award continues Jacobs’ long-term commitment to Saudi Arabia where we have mobilised world-leading engineering expertise to support the ongoing diversification of the Saudi Arabian economy. Our partnership with Sepco continues the established track record with Chinese civil and marine contractors to deliver major infrastructure developments across the globe,” said Patrick Hill, SVP of Jacobs Building and Infrastructure.

The project is said to be closely aligned with Saudi Vision 2030, the government’s strategy to grow and diversify the Saudi economy. According to a statement, the shipyard will occupy over 4.3 million sqm of area and will be the largest facility in the region once it is complete. It is scheduled to provide a variety of services including offshore structures fabrication, new shipbuilding and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services.

Sepco project manager Zhang ZhongXiang said the engineering contract was awarded to Jacobs with the expectation of leveraging the firm’s global engineering expertise.


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