Saudia Cargo has signed agreements with Al-Bawani, Siemens and AECOM to construct a 75,000 sq m cargo handling facility at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah.
Al-Bawani will be in charge of construction and implementation of the project; Siemens will supply the facility with state-of-the-art mechanical equipment and advanced cargo handling systems; and AECOM will act as the supervisor of the new facility’s engineering works.
“The 75,000 sq m cargo handling facility has double the area of the current facility, which is estimated at 35,000 sq m,” said Omar Hariri, ceo of Saudia Cargo.
“The first phase of the project commences June 2018 and is expected to end November 2019 while the second phase begins June 2020 and ends December 2021 as per the implementation plan.”
The new facility will enhance Saudia Cargo’s handling capabilities. According to Saudia Cargo, the project supports its 2020 strategy which was recently launched to align with Saudia Arabia’s Vision 2030.