World Tallest Building, Jeddah Tower, Resumes Construction Work
Construction of the Jeddah Tower project has recommenced in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), as confirmed by the Jeddah Economic Company (JEC). Soaring to a height exceeding 1,000 meters, the Jeddah Tower is set to claim the title of the world's tallest skyscraper. The construction company overseeing the project has extended invitations for contract bids, with the goal of completing this record-breaking structure by the year's end.
The historic tower's foundational and piling operations have been successfully concluded. The Jeddah Tower construction was originally initiated in 2013 but experienced multiple delays, eventually halting in 2018.
As the centerpiece of Jeddah Economic City, the Jeddah Tower will surpass Dubai's Burj Khalifa by a staggering 172 meters in height. The project's initial phase covers an expansive 1.5 square kilometers and encompasses the towering edifice, Kingdom Tower, which will stand at an impressive height exceeding 1,000 meters, becoming the focal point of the development.
Residing within Kingdom Tower, future occupants are assured of a high standard of living, with residential options ranging from 2, 3, up to 6-bedroom units.
Aside from its distinction as the world's tallest skyscraper, the Jeddah Tower will also house the highest observation deck ever constructed. Beyond offices and residences, a luxurious Four Seasons hotel will grace the heights of this monumental skyscraper.
The Jeddah Tower will further boast an array of amenities, including shopping centers, luxury boutiques, fine dining establishments, tennis courts, and various facilities, as detailed in a report by MEED. Jeddah Economic Company has initiated the selection process for contractors to undertake this groundbreaking endeavor, with bids anticipated by year-end. CEO of Kingdom Holding Company, Talal Ibrahim Almaiman, has officially acknowledged the issuance of the tender.
It is noteworthy that contractors have previously conducted site visits in preparation for the project.
According to the report, several well-established companies have been invited to submit bids for the contract. These include Almabani (Saudi Arabia), Bawani (Saudi Arabia), China Harbour (China), China State Construction Engineering Corporation (China), Consolidated Contractors Company (Lebanon), El-Seif Engineering Contracting (Saudi Arabia), Hyundai Engineering Construction (South Korea), Mohammed Abdulmohsin al-Kharafi and Sons (Kuwait), Nesma and Partners (KSA), Powerchina (China), Samsung C+T (South Korea), Saudi Freyssinet (KSA), Skanska (Sweden), and Strabag (Europe). These corporations are expected to establish joint ventures with both domestic and international partners after affording the contractors a three-month window to submit their bids.