Worker housing project kicks off in NEOM city

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Building in this phase has kicked off with the attendance of NEOM chief executive Nadhmi Al-Nasr as well as heads of the two Saudi companies who won contracts for the construction of the complexes. (Supplied)
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Building in this phase has kicked off with the attendance of NEOM chief executive Nadhmi Al-Nasr as well as heads of the two Saudi companies who won contracts for the construction of the complexes. (Supplied)
Updated 18 September 2019

Worker housing project kicks off in NEOM city

  • The first phase has been designed with a capacity to house 30,000 workers

RIYADH: The NEOM company on Tuesday started construction work on the first phase of residential complexes dedicated to project workers’ housing.

The first phase will house 30,000 workers who will be moving to NEOM to develop different areas of the project.

Building work kicked off with the attendance of NEOM chief executive Nadhmi Al-Nasr as well as heads of the two Saudi companies who won contracts for the construction of the complexes, Al-Tamimi Group and Saudi Arabian Trading & Construction Co. (SATCO).

The contracts awarded on Sept. 8 allow the companies to operate the housing for 10 years.This is considered the first investment opportunity listed by NEOM.


Two workers killed at Saudi Arabia's SASREF oil refinery

Updated 34 min 1 sec ago

Two workers killed at Saudi Arabia's SASREF oil refinery

  • Another two contractors were injured at the SASREF plant in Jubail in the incident on Sunday

RIYADH: Two contract workers have been killed at an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia.

Another two contractors were injured at the SASREF plant in Jubail in the incident on Sunday, the company said.

“SASREF immediately activated response teams to identify the source of the incident and responded to the situation,” the statement said.

“The safety of our people and operations is a top priority.”

The company, which is owned by Saudi Aramco, said additional safety measures would be put in place to prevent incidents in the future.

The 305,000 barrel per day SASREF refinery had until September been a joint venture between Aramco and Royal Dutch Shell.

Aramco bought it as part of a strategy to expand its downstream operations.