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.

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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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