On September 12th, 2011 BESIX signed the Contract for the construction of the King Abdullah Sports City Project. In a 50/50 joint venture with Al Muhaidib Construction of Saudi Arabia, BESIX will develop the KASC Project in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The project consists of a 60,000 seats stadium, a 2,000 seats multi-sports hall, external athletic track with a 1,000 seats tribune, several training fields (football pitches, tennis courts, athletic sports), a mosque and parking for 45,00 cars. The effective start date will be October 1st, 2011 with the completion date set on October 31st, 2014.
The Design and Build Project is located in Jeddah on the west coast of the Kingdom.
After the Construction of quay walls in the Port of Dammam in 1968 and the construction in the early eighties of 2 hospitals & medical cities in Riyadh and Jeddah for the Saudi Arabian National Guard, BESIX returns after almost 30 years to construct the King Abdullah Sports City Project for Saudi Aramco, the Saudi Arabian Oil Company.