AECOM to provide flood-control, other infrastructure solutions to Jeddah, KSA
AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, announced today that it was awarded a substantial work order for project management services that include a consultancy, engineering, and construction services contract for a citywide storm water, flood-control, and wastewater infrastructure improvement program in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Under the contract, which is worth approximately US$171 million, AECOM will offer all consultancy services for the management of the program, from the preliminary engineering works to the supervision of the emergency and long-term solutions against natural disasters, especially flooding.
"We are very excited to play the lead role in support of Jeddah's infrastructure improvement plan," said AECOM President and Chief Executive Officer John M. Dionisio. "This flood-control and wastewater program will enhance the quality of life for the city's approximately 3.2 million residents."
The tasks to be undertaken by AECOM include implementation of dams and other flood control barriers; constructing drainage canals and storm water reservoirs; resolving Jeddah's most vulnerable flood points; preparing comprehensive studies for undeveloped areas, including environmental plans for the entire Jeddah governorate; implementing comprehensive infrastructure improvements to solve the sewerage problems in Jeddah; and establishing a disaster-management center for Makkah Province.
The program will be executed over the course of several years with the completion of the flood control improvements scheduled for 2013.
AECOM was selected from among 11 international firms competing for the program.