EEIC wins Fadhili Gas Plant contract

EEIC has won a contract to provide the Fadhili Gas Plant with low-voltage switchgear, low-voltage motor control centers and pre-fabricated substations.
Updated 03 January 2018
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EEIC wins Fadhili Gas Plant contract

Electronic and Electrical Industries Corporation (EEIC), a power and automation solutions provider and a subsidiary of Abunayyan Holding, has won a contract to provide Fadhili Gas Plant (FGP) with low-voltage switchgear, low-voltage motor control centers as well as customized pre-fabricated substations (e-houses).
A specialist in providing these prefabricated buildings, EEIC has a long history of providing these structures to similar projects such as the Uthmaniyah project.
In line with the Vision 2030, EEIC seeks to not only further expand its reach but also to maintain its competitive edge by working alongside global technology providers and companies such as Tecnicas Reunidas (TR) with whom it shares a long and successful partnership.
Mohamed Tayel, commercial operations director of EEIC said: “Fadhili Gas Plant is one of many megaprojects that EEIC has worked on alongside Tecnicas Reunidas. We have a long history of working with them and are looking forward to doing so once again. It is also a great time for Saudi companies like us to come forward and take advantage of the encouragement and push given by the government. We have skilled workers, factories on a par with international standards and can, therefore, deliver excellent results locally.”
The FGP, located approximately 30 km southwest of Khursaniyah Gas Plant, has a total capacity of 2,500 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) and presents a dynamic opportunity for further developing and utilizing the Kingdom’s gas reserves.
Being associated with a megaproject of this nature is a great prospect for its main contractor, TR that was awarded the project by Saudi Aramco as well as for local companies like EEIC brought on board to provide the electrical scope for the FGP.


Marriott hotel, apartments open in Riyadh’s DQ

Updated 21 March 2019
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Marriott hotel, apartments open in Riyadh’s DQ

Marriott International and Dur Hospitality this week celebrated the opening of the Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter and Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh, Diplomatic Quarter. The complex is strategically located in the heart of one of the most sought-after areas in the city with easy access to key embassies and major corporate headquarters, and a 30-minute drive from King Khalid International Airport. 

“We are delighted to enhance our footprint in Saudi Arabia with the opening of two strategically important hotels that not only complement each other but also deliver very distinct brand experiences. Saudi Arabia continues to be one of our key markets and we are delighted to further strengthen our partnership with Dur Hospitality,” said Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International.

The hotel is inspired by Wadi Hanifa, a beautiful desert oasis running through Riyadh. The low-rise hotel resembles the smooth, dry canyon walls that make for a dramatic arrival experience. Once you step inside, the waterways guide the way into the building, ushering guests through the arrival court into the palm-dotted oasis in the hotel’s courtyard. Planted cacti, flowering vines, plentiful blooming desert flora and native date palm trees create a calming ambiance, providing shade from the desert sun. 

The complex is the first five-star full service hotel in the Diplomatic Quarter and features 80 spacious modern rooms, and 140 fully equipped apartments. The deluxe rooms feature modern décor and ample work space, allowing guests to stay connected with in-room technology, including high-speed WiFi and bedside USB outlets. Guests staying in one of the six Premium Suites or the Presidential Suite can enrich their experience in the M Club Lounge offering an international buffet, hors d’oeuvre and local specialties 24 hours a day. 

The Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter houses three dining venues, Goji Kitchen — an all-day dining destination, a la carte restaurant Mesquite and Agave Café located in the lobby. The hotel offers multiple recreational areas surrounded by lush greenery. 

Muin Serhan, general manager of Marriott Hotels in Riyadh, said: “The opening of Marriott Riyadh and Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter is considered an important milestone in our developing journey in the hospitality field; we are keen to provide a very special experience to our valuable guests whatever they are traveling for — business or leisure.”

He added: “And we are very proud to be part of the new Marriott travel program ‘Marriott Bonvoy,’ built on the belief that travel enriches its members and the world around them. Launching in February 2019, Marriott Bonvoy replaces Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG).”