The program aims to strategically increase the quality and quantity of all vegetation in both urban and suburban setting and develop a planned interconnected network of natural and semi-natural areas with other environmental features designed and managed to deliver a wide range of ecosystem services.

The project targets to increase vegetation coverage in Riyadh from the current 1.5% to 9.1% in 2030.

Another project management contract for Projacs – the team in KSA will develop and operate the project management office for Holy Makkah Municipality.

Makkah Municipality (also spelled Mecca) is located in the Hejazi region, approximately 70 km inland from Jeddah.

Over the last years, the region grew rapidly due to increased numbers of Hajj pilgrims. The city and the municipality are subject to vast development in all areas – infrastructure, buildings, transport and others.

The number of ongoing and planned projects exceeds the current capacity of the Municipality; therefore, the decision was made to seek an advice from the external provider on establishing project management office within the structure of the Municipality.

The aim of the project is to ensure the independent operation of the office with the trained staff with the performance in line with the international standards, tools, techniques, and skills in project management.

Al Taif (Ta’af) is the 5th largest city in Mecca Province of Saudi Arabia. The Municipality faces a number of challenges in providing its various services and in executing the projects.

The proposal was made to establish project management office that will provide the necessary service and exchange of the expertise to train Municipality’s employees.

The office will develop the procedures to efficiently supervise the projects under the authority of Al Taif Municipality, as well as key performance indicators to measure the projects performance in line with the international standards, tools, techniques, and skills in project management.

Kuwait’s team is working on some truly exciting projects – such as Project and Construction Management for The Scientific Center Expansion Program.

Awarded recently, this project includes the new extension that will occupy additional 14,000 sqm of land and will have a built up area of 30,000 sqm with the additional elements to the existing center, which has the total built up area is approximately 18,000 sqm, housing an aquarium, IMAX theatre, discovery place and multiple cafes, restaurants and gift shops.

Warba Bank, established in 2010 in Kuwait is a leading bank offering services in compliance with Sharia principles.

Due to its rapid growth, the bank is in need of new headquarter building to cater for the expected 850 staff at the move-in date in 2024.

Projacs Kuwait has been awarded project management and design management services for the new Warba Bank headquarter, congratulations to the team!

For the first time Egis made it to Power 100 list by Construction Week. Christian Laugier, CEO of Business Unit Middle East, was listed among most influencial people in the region.

The listing, published in issue 91 of Construction Week in June 2019 states:

A 36-year veteran of French engineering group Egis, Christian Laugier has served as chief executive officer of the multi-service consultancy’s Middle East business unit for the past 12 years.
For the current fiscal year – covering the 12-month period ending 31 December, 2019 – the value of the company’s projected revenue stands at $150m, 75% of which has already been secured.
Dubai-based Laugier is overseeing 570 full-time qualified engineers this year – a 20-person increase on 2018’s corresponding figure.
The group’s training and development budget for 2019 stands at $150,000 – a $50,000 increase on last year. Leadership and management training for senior staff is cited as one of the key training initiatives on the company’s agenda this year.
In 2018, Egis generated 13% of its total revenue in the Middle East, according to the group’s website.

Nicolas Jachiet concluded his 3-days visit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It was a busy trip – not only he met with the teams based in Riyadh (Projacs team and Egis rail team working on Riyadh metro), but he also conducted series of meetings with top business leaders from major companies and governmental institutions.

He was accompanied by Remy Cunin, Thibaut De Ladoucette and Olivier Bouvart from French office, as well as the representatives of BU Middle East; together they created a fully comprehensive team for the assigned meetings.

Egis and Projacs are strongly involved in Riyadh and Saudi Arabia as a whole, having two more offices in Khobar and Jeddah. Their ongoing projects vary from buildings, aviation, rail (metro, trams etc) to urban planning, environment and water: Egis has been just awarded site supervision and contract management services for desalination plant.

Saudi Arabia is one of the most important markets for Egis, due to vast development and rich possibilities.

In line with Saudi Arabia’s 2030 Vision, the Kingdom has schedued executing a large number of water projects to ensure the future reliable provision of water supplies for the well-being and quality of life for all citizens.

The Client, Saudi Water Partnership Company, has launched several projects under a PPP scheme and among them Shuqaiq 3 desalination plant.

The plant, located on the Red Sea coast in the town of Shuqaiq, some 137 km north of Jizan, will use reverse osmosis (RO) membrane technology with the capacity to produce 450,000m³ of fresh water on a daily basis. It will also incorporate a solar photovoltaic facility to reduce its power consumption.

Shuqaiq – 3 is scheduled for completion in 2021.

Al – Dailh Hotel will serve guests coming for Hajj and Umrah, as well as other members of public looking for the accommodation in the area. It is located on King Fahad Road (60th Street), southwest of King Abdul Aziz Airport and close to the highway connecting Jeddah with Makkah.

The land area is 3,651 sqm and the total build up area will be approximately 30,540 sqm.

This 4 stars hotel will provide finely designed 156 rooms, 29 suites, 6 restaurants, 3 conference and banquet halls and 7 cafés, to cater to variety of guests’ preferences.

It will consists of three basement floors with the car parking spaces, ground floors with the grand lobby and 21 floors housing the hotel rooms, in addition to the loft extension.

“March: month of giving” – was the action organized to support local animal charities. All Egis and Projacs branches and offices   simultaneously collected pets’ food and donated to local registered charities. The best examples came from Jordan, Abu Dhabi in UAE, Khobar in KSA, Bahrain and Dubai. Thank you for your involvement!

Egis Group strongly promotes CSR actions (Corporate Social Responsibility) that make a positive impact on environment, society, but also animal care. “I am very happy to see such a great response from all my colleagues in the Middle East. It shows that together we share same values and culture.” – says Christian LAUGIER, CEO of Business Unit Middle East.

Before the year-end Egis is planning more actions, aiming at environment and society and allowing employees to make a positive change.

In 2011 Egis committed to the United Nations Global Compact, which encourages businesses worldwide to adopt a more socially responsible attitude. Members undertake to actively implement and promote simple principles in line with 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Every action, no matter how big or small, contributes to the achievement of bigger goals.