NEOM Company has appointed Jacobs as lead design consultant for the redevelopment of the port of its planned mega-city in Saudi Arabia. The organisation behind the multi-billion-dollar development of the desert Tabuk Province in the northwest of the country has appointed the American engineering giant to design plans for the Port of NEOM. The port will sit in the proposed industrial city complex named OXAGON, providing a net zero global logistics hub.
A hub for advanced and clean industries in NEOM, the port, in which a total SAR 7.5bn (£1.6bn) has been invested to date, is the primary seaport of entry to the northwest of Saudi Arabia. It is planned to be one of the world’s most technologically advanced, efficient and sustainable ports and is expected to be a key enabler of the region's economic growth, further enhancing connectivity and attracting new business and industry to the region.
Jacobs will work alongside sub-consultants Moffatt & Nichol, IGO Solutions and Trent to deliver the transformation project. NEOM Company anticipates Terminal 1, the first container terminal, to be operational by 2025.
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