An artist’s impression of the private aircraft terminal at AlUla’s International Airport.

Egis, a global player active in the consulting, construction and engineering sectors, said it has secured two major contracts from Saudi Arabia’s Royal Commission for AlUla to undertake several projects related to the development of the private aircraft terminal, otherwise known as a fixed based operator (FBO), at AlUla’s International Airport.

This follows on the heels of a deal awarded to Egis by Taiba Investments Company to provide design review and supervision consultancy services for the 405-key Double Tree Hotel in Jeddah.

Announcing details of the AlUla’s International Airport contract win, Egis said its scope of work is divided into two components – expansion of the existing hangar, to provide the necessary storage, maintenance and operations space, and the development of a new purpose-built FBO Terminal building.

This new project is a continuation of the collaborative work between RCU and Egis which began last year with the opening in November of a new airport hangar for private aircraft.

As per the deal, Egis will provide a comprehensive range of services, including a complete architectural design and engineering package for detailed design, airside design and airport operation support services, construction and turnover support services, infrastructure and landscaping design, airfield geometry and masterplanning, gradings, airfield lighting, markings and signage.

According to RCU, AlUla International Airport is a key element in its strategy to position the ancient city as a premier global tourism destination for history, heritage, culture, and ecotourism.

Meanwhile, the four-star Double Tree Hotel, which will boast 35 floors, will come up on an 8,800-sq-m area near King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz square overlooking the Red Sea. Egis said Taiba Investments Company and Hilton Hotels have joined forces to develop this iconic hotel project, that has a built-up area of 87,500 sq m. As per the deal, Egis will provide design review and supervision consultancy services to ensure that the Double Tree Hotel is built to the highest standards of quality, sustainability, and safety.

 On the contract win, Kamal Natour, the Operations Director of Egis in Saudi Arabia, said: “With our extensive experience in delivering engineering and consulting services for hospitality projects, we are confident in our ability to ensure that this iconic hotel is built to the highest standards of quality and sustainability. We look forward to working closely with Taiba Investments Company and Hilton Hotels to bring their vision for this project to life.”