SEA consortium opens new office in Saudi Arabia

Remit will include development of AlUla and encompasses infrastructure, technical and programme management, and digitisation

SEA – a consortium of French engineering companies Setec, Egis and Assystem – has announced that it has opened a new office in Saudi Arabia.

Its current responsibilities cover the entire infrastructure development cycle of AlUla, including high-quality operation and maintenance activities, professional capabilities development, localisation and community development, as well as adoption of innovative digital practices.

Meanwhile, the joint venture for technical and programme management is led by Egis, and comprises Setec and Assystem as its partners.

The company will contribute to a sustainable, innovative, and inclusive development model, designed to benefit the local population and visitors from around the world, said a statement from Egis.

The establishment of the new office will cultivate SEA’s capabilities and support its ongoing and anticipated infrastructure development projects of AlUla, supporting on-time delivery of its most urgent projects and long-term development.

With its broad engineering expertise, Egis has hitherto contributed to significant projects across Saudi Arabia, aligned with Vision 2030 – including Riyadh Metro, Green Riyadh, NEOM, DGDA, and Riyadh Airport.

The new office was inaugurated in the presence of Egis’ Saudi Arabia Managing Director Robert Hope, as well as senior representatives from RCU and the consortium partners. The establishment of SEA’s new office underscores the company’s dedication to supporting Saudi Arabia’s vision of becoming a global hub for business and tourism.

Robert Hope explained, “Over the years, SEA has played a pivotal role in facilitating the development of AlUla’s infrastructure. With the opening of the new office in AlUla, SEA is dedicated to harnessing innovative, digital and world-class practices, tools, and methodologies to deliver infrastructure projects efficiently and promptly. We are also committed to empowering the talented local individuals in AlUla, leveraging their skills and knowledge to further enhance our capabilities. This expansion follows the partnership between RCU and SEA, which was reinforced last October through a ten-year alliance and a significant increase in SEA’s workforce presence from 40 to 200.”


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