Construction Projects in Saudi Arabia
Information and Updates on the Newest Construction Projects in Saudi Arabia
Similar to most other countries and their industries, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has experienced a significant economic impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in fluctuating oil prices and demand in 2020.
However, the strengthening global economy and oil price increases are anticipated to put the country’s growth plan in the right track as early as 2021. Nevertheless, there are still close to USD $1.5 trillion worth of active projects in Saudi Arabia – despite the recent global setbacks. This reiterates the country’s determination and ever-growing potential in the global economy.
Furthermore, according to IMF, despite its 4.1% decline in 2020, the KSA economy is expected to grow by 2.1% in 2021. As for the country’s non-oil GDP, a bounce back has already been realised by the second half of 2020, with projections indicating further growth for 2021. As it stands, IMF anticipates a non-oil growth of 3.9% in 2021 and 3.6% in 2022, which is a significant rise compared to the 2.3% decline in 2020.
Regarding budgets, the Kingdom announced its 2021 budget in December 2020 and projected their spending at around USD $264 billion with revenue growth of 10.3%. The primary expenditure focus will include residential, infrastructure, and energy project development, placing emphasis on their bid to enhance and diversify their economy, potential, and revenue into non-oil avenues. This encourages and secures greater growth potential for both the KSA and other interested stakeholders who intend to invest in continuous growth potential.
The Sakani Housing Program, for example, started with the goal of serving 51,000 families. By the first quarter of 2021, however, the program’s initiative helped 70,000 families. The outcome of this particular project is a clear testament of Saudi Arabia’s resilience and dedication to advancing its resources, impact, and ultimately, its economic growth.
To enhance its sustainability efforts, the KSA also intends to invest USD $16bn into its renewable energy program. This not only enhances sustainable living efforts, but also proves a significant advancement for the KSA in its entirety.
Saudi Arabia’s efforts to significantly enhance their construction and development projects echo through to the real estate sector and Vision 2030, which is supplemented with financing agreements signed in 2020. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region’s largest project developer, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), announced an investment pledge for a minimum of USD $40bn annually toward domestic projects and other ventures by end 2025.
In August 2020, Saudi Aramco discovered two oil and gas fields in northern KSA regions. They’ve also signed long-term agreements (LTAs) with eight oil and gas brownfield project companies in November 2020. As Saudi Aramco assesses their capital expenditure and efficiency programs, they intend to further invest an estimated USD $35bn into the KSAs developmental projects.
As it stands, interest in mega projects continues to rise in the KSA – especially in the construction sector, which is fast-approaching definitive success with multiple projects underway. These include the futuristic city of Neom, the entertainment city of Qiddiya, the Red Sea Project, Jafurah Gas Plant, and Amaala – all of which have signed multiple contracts in 2020.
The work expected in the near future and currently underway in the KSA opens a multitude of doors for both Saudi Arabia’s economy and investors from around the world who want to invest in construction projects offering prosperity, opportunity, and growth.
NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN SAUDI ARABIA
Trending construction projects in Saudi Arabia
Newly announced construction projects in the KSA include
The Red Sea Project
New Projects in Riyadh for 2021 include
in Al Kharj
All of these construction projects are testament to Saudi Arabia’s projected prosperity across a multitude of industries. This ultimately emphasizes the Kingdom’s stance as one of the largest construction markets in the region.
Newly announced construction projects in the KSA include:
Al Qassim - 3.5GW Independent Power Plant: Involves development of a gas fired 3.5GW independent power producer (IPP) plant
Shurayrah Island, Coral Bloom – The Red Sea Project: The renowned dolphin-shaped island is developing eleven hotels with capacity of over 8,000 rooms
Neom – Fish Farm: Development of the largest fish farm in both the Middle East and Northern Africa
Neom Business City – The Line: Involves the construction of a 170-kilometer-long, linear urban development of multiple connected communities that include walkways, integrated public parks, and natural landscapes
Amaala – Miraya: A cultural district comprising of a 60,000 square metre development
Juaymah – NGL Fractionation Plant: A Natural Gas Liquid (NGL) fractionation plant along with additional refrigeration, storage units, two butane storage units, two propane storage units, and one backup unit.
New Projects in Riyadh for 2021 include:
Future City in Riyadh
Industrial City of Riyadh Logistics
Wadi Safar Development
Al Haer ISTP
Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Hospital in Al Kharj
ECONOMIC UPDATES: SAUDI ARABIA PROJECTS
- KSA Contractor Awards is expected to increase over 55% in 2021 compared to 2020.
- High Expectations on KSA to take the Construction Industry Forward
- No. of Public Private Partnership schemes to Rise
- Even with lower Oil prices, Oil and Gas sector is still attractive with many projects in FEED Stage and EPC Bidding Stage and more fields being developed.
- Supporting local SMEs and manufacturers has become a matter of economic urgency and we will see increased activities and growth in these areas.
- Improving regional relationships will help improve trade and business
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