Swedish firm to build 2,174 apartments for Saudi’s Neom

SIBS uses a steel-frame system filled with modules manufactured in its Malaysian factory (SIBS)
Modular housebuilder Scandinavian Industrialised Building System (SIBS) has won a contract to assemble 35 apartment blocks at Saudi Arabia’s huge new economic zone, Neom.

The Stockholm company was awarded an engineered-equipment supply contract for 2,174 homes for people working on the planning, engineering, and construction of the 26,500-sq-km zone.

From the fourth quarter of next year they’ll be the main staff accommodation and office cluster for the giga project.

The apartments will have one and two bedrooms and will each have a balcony. The buildings will have solar panels, and will comply with Neom’s sustainability standards.

As the blocks will function as upmarket site cabins and temporary accommodation, they can be dismantled and reassembled at other locations on Neom. 

Erik Thomaeus, the chief executive of SIBS, said in a press statement: “Our substantial capacity and ability to adapt systems and production to different regulations, climates, and needs have all been decisive in the process.”

SIBS began its first project in 2018. It specialises in prefabricated residential buildings built using steel frames.

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