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Saudi Arabia’s 10 biggest projects ranked by value

Saudi Arabia’s 10 largest construction projects are worth a combined $92bn (SAR345bn), according to research published ahead of The Big 5 Saudi 2017.

BNC Network’s Report on Ongoing Mega Projects, which was commissioned by the show’s organisers, dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa, revealed the approximate values and estimated completion dates of the kingdom’s 10 largest construction projects.

At an estimated $700bn (SAR2.63tn), the researchers also found that the sectors of urban construction and transportation account for approximately 68% of the overall value of projects in Saudi Arabia.

ConstructionWeekOnline lists the country’s 10 largest construction projects by value, in ascending order.

 

1. Project name: Jeddah Tower

ArchitectsAdrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture


Jeddah Tower

Location: Jeddah
Designation: Mixed-use
Approximate value: $1.8bn (SAR6.75bn)
Estimated completion date: March 2020

2. Project name: The Avenues


The Avenues

Location: Riyadh
Designation: Retail
Approximate value: $1.9bn (SAR7.13bn)
Estimated completion date: 2019

3. Project name: Mall of Saudi


Location: Riyadh
Designation: Retail
Approximate value: $3.2bn (SAR12bn)
Estimated completion date: March 2022

4. Project name: Abraj Kudai (read more about the world’s biggest hotel, here)

Architects:  Dar Al Handasah


Location: Mecca
Designation: Hospitality
Approximate value: $3.5bn (SAR13.1bn)
Estimated completion date: End of 2017

 

5.Project name: Fadhili Gas Plant
Location: Jubail
Designation: Oil and gas
Approximate value: $6.6bn (SAR24.75bn)
Estimated completion date: December 2018

6.Project name: Prophet’s Mosque
Location: Medina
Designation: Religious
Approximate value: $6.7bn (SAR25.13bn)
Estimated completion date: End of 2017

7.Project name: Jazan Oil Refinery
Location: Jazan
Designation: Oil and gas
Approximate value: $7bn (SAR26.25bn)
Estimated completion date: 30 November, 2017

8.Project name: Holy Haram Mosque
Location: Mecca
Designation: Religious
Approximate value: $17.2bn (SAR64.5bn)
Estimated completion date: May 2019

9.Project name: Dahiyat Al Fursan
Location: Riyadh
Designation: Residential
Approximate value: $20bn (SAR75bn)
Estimated completion date: March 2020

10.Project name: Riyadh metro
Location: Riyadh
Designation: Transport
Approximate value: $24.3bn (SAR91.1bn)
Estimated completion date: December 2020 (overall)

Zaha Hadid Architects has also won a competition to design the new metro station on the edge of the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, alongside Snohetta who had also won a competition to design a light railway station for Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

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