Dubai’s Alec Group opens office in Riyadh in bid for slice of Saudi giga projects

Dubai contractor Alec Engineering and Contracting, a unit of the emirate’s sovereign wealth fund, the Investment Corporation of Dubai, has opened its first office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The expansion bid comes as Saudi Arabia pursues huge developments such as the high-tech business city Neom, the Red Sea tourism development and the Qiddiya entertainment district south of Riyadh.

Alec’s construction MD Barry Lewis (Alec)

It currently has offices in Dubai, Oman and Ethiopia.

The Riyadh office will be led by general manager Darrell Bergesen, who has 28 years of construction experience in South Africa, the UK and the Middle East.

"With giga-developments and new projects progressing across the kingdom, it is a prestigious opportunity to be a part of this rapidly changing landscape," he said.
Bergesen worked with Alec from 2007 until 2017, and has re-joined the company after delivering a large mall project in South Africa.
Alec’s construction MD Barry Lewis said: "We are excited about the endless possibilities that will arise with the opening of our new office in Saudi Arabia."
He added that the company was "committed to helping revolutionise the region’s construction industry".

Top image: Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea tourism development will be powered completely with renewable energy (The Red Sea Development Company)

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