PROJECTS: Saudi Arabia awards backbone infrastructure design contract for NEOM to AECOM

AECOM is also providing project management consultancy services for NEOM's Phase 1 construction

  
Rendering of a “solar dome” desalination plant in NEOM. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Rendering of a “solar dome” desalination plant in NEOM. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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Global infrastructure consulting firm AECOM said on Tuesday that it has appointed to design transport and utilities backbone infrastructure for the NEOM mega development in the northwest region of Saudi Arabia.

The US-headquartered firm said in a statement that in addition to design services, AECOM's scope will also include environmental and geotechnical support.

The contract builds on AECOM's appointment in July 2019 to provide project management consultancy services for Phase 1 construction in NEOM, the statement noted.

It also underlined that digital would play a key role in delivering the core scope of services within the programme requirements, as well as achieving the vision for technological advancement.

"The delivery team will adopt a data-led process, providing information-rich 3D models and geospatial data. The digital delivery processes will also enable collaboration across global teams and provide them with the tools to efficiently design for construction," the statement said.

(Writing by Syed Ameen Kader; Editing by Anoop Menon)

(anoop.menon@refinitiv.com)

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