Consulting firm AECOM bags infrastructure design project for Saudi’s NEOM

Christel Deskins

Infrastructure consulting firm AECOM has been appointed to design the transport and utilities infrastructure for Saudi Arabia’s NEOM. In addition to design services, AECOM will also lend environmental and geotechnical support too. “We are excited to be playing such a pivotal part in delivering one of the world’s largest and […]

Infrastructure consulting firm AECOM has been appointed to design the transport and utilities infrastructure for Saudi Arabia’s NEOM.

In addition to design services, AECOM will also lend environmental and geotechnical support too.

“We are excited to be playing such a pivotal part in delivering one of the world’s largest and most complex infrastructure projects,” said Lara Poloni, AECOM’s president.

“As the centerpiece of Saudi Vision 2030, NEOM will become one of the world’s leading destinations to attract talent and investment and drive economic change in the kingdom. Our global multi-disciplinary team of experts will bring together a diverse set of skills to deliver a sustainable project that will connect communities and create thousands of jobs across Saudi Arabia.”

Brett Smythe, chief projects officer of NEOM, said: “NEOM’s next generation cognitive cities will support its cutting-edge urban environments, improving the lives of residents and businesses far beyond the capabilities of today’s smart cities. It will be a beacon for future living. We are pleased to have one of the world’s leaders in AECOM helping to create the primary and base infrastructure to support our ambitious vision.”

Digital will play a key role in delivering the services within the programme requirements, as well as achieving the vision for technological advancement.

The delivery team will adopt a data-led process, providing 3D models and geospatial data. This contract builds on AECOM’s appointment in July 2019 to provide project management consultancy services for phase 1 construction in NEOM.

Also read: Saudi to begin construction at $500bn NEOM development in 2019

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