Canadian engineering services firm SNC-Lavalin has secured a $135 million contract to operate and maintain the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre (KAPSARC) project in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The KAPSARC project consists of three major components: a 65,000 square metres research and office complex, a residential community that will accommodate around 1,000 residents and a utility zone to serve them.
The utility zone consists of a central utility plant with a 5MW photovoltaic array, water storage tanks, a chilled water plant, site operations and maintenance building and transportation operations.
Pursuant to the terms of the 10-year contract, SNC-Lavalin will provide integrated facility and community management services to the project.
According to SNC-Lavalin, KAPSARC received the first LEED for Homes certification outside of North America.
SNC-Lavalin undertakes various infrastructure projects, such as airports, buildings, health and care, educational and recreational facilities, seaports, marine and ferry terminals, flood control and urban transit systems, railways, roads and bridges, and water and wastewater treatment, and distribution facilities.