The contract for the King Abdulaziz International Airport Terminal 1 in Saudi Arabia will run up to 2027
Jeddah Airports Company has awarded a five-year contract outlining operations and maintenance (O&M) services for the King Abdulaziz International Airport Terminal 1 to Alstom, the latter has confirmed. The $53mn contract win is said to position Alstom as the leading O&M provider in Saudi Arabia.
According to Alstom, the contract period with Jeddah Airports Company (JEDCO) began in June 2022 and will run through to 2027. The company said it first secured the contract in August 2019 which ran until June 2021 – it was previously awarded due to positive performance.
“We are honoured to sign this contract and solidify our partnership with JEDCO. Alstom has been present in the Kingdom for more than 70 years and our strategy is one of long-term partnership cementing a sustainable legacy within the Kingdom. It also reiterates Alstom’s commitment to supporting the development of Saudi Arabia’s public infrastructure in line with Vision 2030. We will continue to enhance the performance of King Abdulaziz International Airport by continuing to offer world-class operations and maintenance, with a best-in-class team,” said Mohamed Khalil, Managing Director of Alstom Saudi Arabia.
In September 2021, Alstom said it had delivered the first two trains for the Cairo Monorail project and, later in the month, appointed new members to its AMECA leadership team.
The contract will see Alstom continuing to provide O&M services for the Innovia automated people mover (APM) within the King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA), Terminal 1 in Jeddah. The airport is one of Saudi Arabia’s largest and is said to welcome up to 30m passengers every year.
A fully staffed team of Alstom experts will provide 24/7 operations and maintenance services at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport, Terminal 1, it said.
The O&M contract is one of many Alstom projects in Saudi Arabia. It also supported the Haramain high-speed rail line between Mecca and Medina and also supplies an integrated Metro System for Lines 3, 4, 5 and 6 and the maintenance for these lines, the firm stated.