Bechtel, a leading engineering, procurement, construction and project management company, has opened a new regional headquarters in Saudi Arabia’s capital city, Riyadh.
Bechtel held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 26, attended by Craig Albert, President and Chief Operating Officer at Bechtel.
“This new regional headquarters reflects our strong and long-standing commitment to our customers and partners in the region,” said Albert. “For 80 years, Bechtel has provided training and development opportunities for the local workforce and strengthened local businesses. We are proud to build on this progress as we advance these transformational projects together.”
Bechtel has delivered some of the most ambitious projects in the world in Saudi Arabia. Current projects where Bechtel is involved include developements in Jubail, Neom, Trojena, the Riyadh Metro Project, and New Murabba. The new office will accommodate Bechtel’s growing team as we help deliver these iconic projects, the company said.
At the launch event, Albert was joined by Hassan Al-Duhaim, Senior Advisor to the Minister of Investment, and Abdul-Rahman Al-Ghabban, Vice President at Bechtel Infrastructure.
Bechtel’s history in the Kingdom began in 1945 when it completed its first project, the Ras Tanura Refinery 1. Since then, Bechtel has completed or is currently working on over 300 projects in the kingdom, including the Riyadh Metro Project that will provide an efficient and sustainable means of commuting for residents and visitors.
Bechtel, which celebrates its 80th anniversary working in the kingdom this year, has nearly 3,000 professional staff working on projects, and continues to employ growing numbers of women and locals working at projects like Neom, where more than 50% of women on the project are Saudi nationals, it said. - TradeArabia News Service