RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Royal Commission for AlUla has awarded contracts to Egis for the development of several projects relating to a private aircraft terminal at its international airport.
The terminal, also known as a fixed-based operator, is a continuation of the collaboration between RCU and the engineering and operations company, which began in November last year with the opening of a new airport hangar for private aircraft, according to a press release.
“The first and last thing private plane passengers experience during their visit to AlUla is the FBO Terminal that will be built to the highest standards as part of our ongoing collaborations with Egis,” said RCU CEO Amr Al-Madani.
Egis’ current scope of work comprises the expansion of the existing hangar to provide the necessary storage, maintenance, and operations space, as well as the development of a new purpose-built FBO terminal building.
The 3,000 sq. m hangar, which was constructed in accordance with green building practices, offers long-term parking services and is equipped with ground flight and engineering teams.
The enlargement of the existing hangar to add the required storage, maintenance, and operations space is the first part of Egis’ scope of work.
“Key partnerships such as this are an essential part of RCU’s journey toward growing AlUla’s tourism appeal as well as attracting investment in a range of dynamic and rapidly growing sectors that are shaping the future of northwest Arabia,” Al-Madani said.
Ongoing development work at AlUla’s International Airport is also closely aligned with RCU’s strategic goal of increasing annual visitor numbers to more than 2 million by 2035.
The RCU official added: “The expansion of infrastructure at AlUla’s International Airport is ongoing and in keeping with the pace of development that has transformed AlUla into a unique destination for visitors from around the world.”
A wide range of services, including full architectural design, an engineering package, and airport operation support services, will be offered by Egis.
In addition, the company will provide construction and turnover support services, infrastructure and landscaping design, and airfield geometry and master planning.
Over the past two years, Egis has been actively involved in the development of AlUla’s infrastructure in multiple areas including environmental and consulting work.
“We are proud to continue working with the Royal Commission for AlUla to support the development of its infrastructure, airports, and more,” said Alaa Abusiam, the CEO of Egis in the Middle East and South Asia.