Al Fanar’s new graduates.

ALFANAR Construction, Saudi Arabia’s leading construction company for turnkey and project development capabilities, has announced that it has successfully concluded its Project Management Academy (PMA) programme for the first batch of students.

The course of study offered a fast-track career programme for its employees to develop and build their skills, which will enable them to take on greater corporate responsibilities and become future leaders in the field of project management.

The company honoured six PMA programme graduates in a ceremony, which recently took place in the presence of top management in Riyadh.

Sabah Al Mutlaq, vice-chairman of Alfanar Construction, says: “Alfanar Construction believes that there is a need to constantly enhance the skills of employees while developing new ones so that they can deliver their finest performance. Therefore, the company has introduced a programme that enables select potential employees to undergo comprehensive learning and training experience essential to take on important senior roles in the company. We are delighted with the immense success of the programme under which several employees were trained on various aspects of professional project management. This has been possible only because of our team efforts, dedication and long-term strategic planning. In addition, we have benefitted from several successful global schools that have helped us in launching this programme.”

Launched in 2012, the two-year comprehensive education and training programme composed of  91 training sessions, which enabled Alfanar Construction to embrace and effectively apply the project management standards consistently and to achieve improvements on a continuous basis.

Abdullah Al Hammad, president of Alfanar Construction, says: “The PMA programme is an initiative that allows the company to transfer knowledge and experience acquired through its large portfolio of major projects to our promising new generation of engineers. We are highly satisfied with the outcome of the programme and we are pleased to commend the graduates for their successful completion of the programme. Furthermore, we look forward to building on the achieved success and expect an increase in the participation rate as we continue to develop and offer new versions of the programme.”

Headquartered in Riyadh, Alfanar Group specialises in the construction and manufacturing businesses, design and development centres and a host of facilities in the Middle East and other countries. The company is involved in electrical, electro-mechanical and civil engineering projects, manufacturing and marketing electrical construction products and allied engineering services.

As one of the very few Grade One companies in the region, Alfanar Construction is ranked number one among the top turnkey construction companies in the region. It is widely known for its full turnkey and project development capabilities.

Over the years, the company has been providing unique and exceptional services in the infrastructure sector and has evolved as a leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and engineering services company for power, water, petrochemical, industrial, and infrastructure sectors in the region.

With a well-proven portfolio of impressive projects completed in the past decades, Alfanar is committed to deliver projects with the highest client satisfaction at the right time at the right standard.

“Our strength lies in fulfilling our commitments and our ability to deliver a high quality projects at a high pace to the complete satisfaction of our clients,” says a spokesman for the company.

The company is certified to ISO 9001:2008 quality standards as well as Ohsas 18001:2007 health and safety standards.