Sole Supplier of Over One Million m³ of Concrete for King Abdullah Economic City Seaport
Saudi Readymix Secures SR 200 Million Contract
As Sole Supplier of Over One Million m³ of Concrete for King Abdullah Economic City Seaport Saudi Readymix signs a SR200 million agreement with Huta Marine, the main contractor for King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) seaport. The SR 100 billion seaport project covers a 20 million square meter area that stretches along a 50 km shoreline on the Red Sea. According to Saudi Readymix officials, the agreement covers the supply of one million cubic meters of concrete to the project.
Production and supply of concrete to the King Abdullah Economic City seaport project has already begun. To meet the project’s demand of 500,000 m³ regular and 600,000 m³ specialty concrete Saudi Readymix erects a new on-site factory in the Economic City to support its existing commercial factories in the area. The new on-site factory boosts Saudi Readymix’s production capacity from 240 cubic meters to 300 cubic meters of concrete per hour. “This is quite a challenging project considering the time frame and the specialty concrete requirements,” says Bader Alshamali, Regional General Manager at Saudi Readymix, ”We have installed high capacity batch plants and ice plants to meet the volume and temperature requirements of both the regular and specialty concretes.”
The project calls for the supply of large quantities of semi dry concrete mix. In order to prevent undesirable temperature rises, the concrete is mixed with large quantities of ice.
Saudi Readymix is the leading producer of concrete in Rabigh and Thuwal areas. In as little as 5 years, the company has supplied over 2 million cubic meters to many projects in the area including all the mega projects such as PetroRabigh, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and the Haramain Makkah Medina Rail Link (MMRL) project. Saudi Readymix operates 30 commercial and on-site ready-mixed concrete factories throughout the Kingdom and employs a workforce of over 3,000 employees.