EFS Facilities Services wins KAEC contract

A view of the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC).
Updated 03 January 2018
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EFS Facilities Services wins KAEC contract

EFS Facilities Services has won a contract to launch an integrated facility management venture worth SR13 million at the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC).
EFS will provide integrated facilities management services across the city, including catering, transportation and value-added services such as the integration of smart technology and Computer-Aided Facility Management (CAFM). The contract will run over an initial period of three years.
“King Abdullah Economic City is a major social and economic growth driver for Saudi Arabia. As the city grows in complexity so too does its need for state-of-the-art integrated facilities management,” said Tariq Chauhan, group CEO, EFS Facilities Services.
“With our expertise and experience in managing world-class facilities and technology-driven processes, we aim to maintain the highest standards of service.”
“The complexity of operating a development on the scale of the KAEC demands the highest levels of expertise across multiple business verticals. We selected EFS as our integrated facilities management service provider based on their expertise and their proven track record throughout the region,” said Ayman Mansi acting CEO of KAEC’s Industrial Valley and senior director of New Business Ventures. “We have confidence in our new partner and look forward to a long and happy working relationship.”
KAEC is the largest privately funded new city development in the world, covering an area of 181 sq. km on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Coast. The city’s King Abdullah Port is one of the world’s top 100 container ports and feeds a growing logistics and light manufacturing hub.
The city is also the largest residential real estate company in Saudi Arabia in terms of sales and operates a wide range of commercial, leisure and retail outlets.


Land Rover, Terry Grant smash world record

Stunt driver Terry Grant flipped the Range Rover Sport SVR up on to two wheels with the use of a ramp, before hitting speeds of up 60mph on Goodwood’s famous hillclimb.
Updated 19 July 2018
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Land Rover, Terry Grant smash world record

Land Rover and international stunt driver Terry Grant smashed a world record at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, with a two-wheel speed run in the new Range Rover Sport SVR. Grant’s 2:24.5 run up the famous hillclimb broke Grant’s old record for a mile traveled in a car on two wheels, set in 2011, by more than 30 seconds.
Grant flipped the Range Rover Sport SVR up on to two wheels with the use of a ramp, before hitting speeds of up 60mph on Goodwood’s famous hillclimb as he set the new Guinness World Record time.
Grant snatched the record in a dramatic last gasp attempt on Sunday afternoon, having attempted four runs earlier in the weekend, none of which Grant managed to complete.
The Range Rover Sport SVR is a 575hp performance SUV, capable of 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 174mph — with four wheels on the road, at least. The Range Rover Sport only required one modification for the world record run, a tweak to its differential to allow the car to deliver more power to the two wheels on the ground — both of which were pumped up to 90PSI.
Grant is a multiple world-record holder, with 25 Guinness World Records already to his name, and with this latest record, Grant has bested a 2:55 run that he himself set at Goodwood in 2011.
Stunt driver Grant said: “It really shouldn’t be underestimated how difficult a two-wheeled speed run like this is; you are always fighting to keep the car balanced right on the edge, as it tries to tip either one way or the other. You need to be conscious of everything, from the camber of the road to the strength of the wind. Thankfully, conditions were excellent and the Range Rover Sport SVR was the perfect precision tool for the job.”
The world record was not the only amazing Land Rover moment of the Festival of Speed, as 70 historic and important Land Rovers took to the hill in what was the largest batch of cars to ever tackle the famous route in one go. From 1948 to 2018, the parade of cars celebrated 70 years of one of Britain’s most iconic automotive brands.