MODON inaugurates central electric conversion station in Madinah

Sami Al-Hussaini
Updated 15 April 2017

MODON inaugurates central electric conversion station in Madinah

Saudi Industrial Property Authority MODON has inaugurated the 1,000 megawatts power (380 kilowatt) tension, central electric conversion station at a cost of SR441 million ($117.5 million) in the Madinah Industrial City.
Sami Al-Hussaini, director of marketing and corporate communications at MODON, said the setting up of the station is in line with MODON’s pledge to provide comprehensive services to the industrial cities in support of the development of the industry in the Kingdom.
He added that the station, set up in 26 months, will drastically contribute to the promotion of electrical energy in the industrial city.
Al-Hussaini pointed out that the allocation requests for industrial plots by investors are increasing in the industrial city of Madinah, adding that the station will contribute to meeting the current and future needs for electricity.
Al-Hussaini added that there are more than 230 existing and under-construction factories in the industrial city. He emphasized that its strategic location and proximity to the Prophet’s Mosque, Yanbu Commercial Port, which is about 190 km away, Al-Haramain Train Station that links Madinah to Makkah have contributed to the city becoming an industrial and commercial hub that promotes economic development and growth in the region.
The abundance of basic services and raw material for manufacturing metals and building material in the industrial city, established in 2003, has contributed to attracting a lot of specialized projects and qualitative investments to the industrial city.


Entertainment hub ‘Xtreme Play’ opens in Jeddah

Updated 26 November 2020

Entertainment hub ‘Xtreme Play’ opens in Jeddah

Xtreme Play, the newest children’s indoor games hub in Jeddah, is offering visitors never-seen-before inflatable attractions, available for the first time in the Kingdom. The family-friendly entertainment center is spread over an area of 2,500 square meters at the Sultan Mall complex on Prince Sultan Street.

Xtreme Play consists of two main sections, namely the Trampoline Main Arena and Inflatable Ninja Warriors. The Trampoline Main Arena consists of several free-jumping zones, including a dodgeball and volleyball court, trampoline basketball court, slam dunk area, and airbag jump, while the Inflatable Ninja Warriors area includes different action games, such as bouncing, jumping, climbing, dodging, foam pit, sliding, maneuvering challenge and sledding challenge. The inflatable equipment has been brought in from specialized international gaming manufacturers and is suitable for children aged six and above.

The center has three halls — all designed in an attractive modern style — that will be used for hosting birthdays parties and events, as well training sessions by instructors specialized in judo, karate, taekwondo, ballet, gymnastics and other sports.

The center is well-equipped for school trips and corporate events. It has an upper viewing lounge overlooking a park, where visitors can enjoy food and drinks. Events for adults and Ninja Warrior tournaments are also held in this area. The management has ensured that all games are completely safe and that children are not exposed to any hard surfaces, which can lead to injuries.

Khalid Souri, board member and CEO of VIM Entertainment Company, which owns Xtreme Play in Jeddah, said: “The launch of the Xtreme Play center promotes the family entertainment industry in Jeddah, and provides world-class indoor entertainment services to all ages, the likes of which are available only in the world’s finest cities.”

He added: “We aim at making the Xtreme Play visit a unique experience for all family members, as it combines entertainment and safety at the same time. We also aim to expand in the rest of the Kingdom’s cities and provinces soon.”