MATARAT Holding Company, represented by its CEO, Mohammed Almaghlouth, has signed a three-year contract to provide consulting services with the “Egis” company, represented by its CEO in the Middle East and South Asia, Mr. Alaa AbuSiam. This comes as a step of establishing phased project management portals, updating airport project management policies and procedures, and providing technical support for planning, designing, and following up the implementation of capital projects with MATARAT subsidiaries (Riyadh Airports Company, Jeddah Airports, Dammam Airports, and Cluster2).

Turki Almubadal, Executive Vice President of Projects and Technical Affairs at MATARAT Holding Company, said: “We are working at MATARAT to provide an attractive environment in Saudi airports for air carriers and passengers, by developing airport infrastructure through best practices to provide the best services at the highest international standards. All these efforts come to improve the experience of every traveler. This contract focuses on providing support in several major areas and activities, which include strategic planning for projects, building an asset management guide, preparing a unified guide for engineering specifications for designing and implementing projects, and following up on continuous improvement of their performance. This step will contribute to achieving the objectives of the National Aviation Strategy deriving from the National Strategy for Transport and Logistics Services as one of the outputs of Saudi Vision 2030, which aims to increase international destinations to 250, and passenger capacity to 330 million.”

“The Aviation industry has always been one of our key strengths at Egis, both regionally and globally, and as such, we are extremely delighted to be partnering up with MATARAT to be part of one of the most transformative projects in the Middle East region. The Kingdom’s strong commitment to the aviation sector as part of its 2030 Vision, will surely transform the country into a global hub connecting Asia, Europe and Africa,” said Alaa AbuSiam, CEO of Egis in the Middle East and South Asia.

The project is designed to provide support for strategic planning in order to define and plan a portfolio of five-year projects, work on the comprehensive plan program for the Kingdom's airports, and monitor and follow up the alignment of future projects and program outputs with the strategic and governance objectives of MATARAT. Developing a guide for project management governance by analyzing the existing practices of subsidiaries, developing a system of procedures and processes for project programming and comparing to fit in with international best practices, and creating a road map to improve management and monitoring of the implementation of outputs.

Moreover, the contract includes designing a practical guide for project implementation, quality control and safety procedures, and the work of a matrix to improve design specifications and standards in alignment with international best practices and environmental and sustainability requirements. It also includes monitoring and following up performance by preparing and submitting reports, periodic presentations, project brochures, and support in determining budgets for capital projects. Creating a plan for continuous development by evaluating the performance of projects and lessons learned, and transferring knowledge and expertise in a sustainable and gradual manner to MATARAT and its subsidiaries’ staff.

About MATARAT Holding:

MATARAT Holding Company manages the operation of 27 of the Kingdom's airports through its subsidiaries (Riyadh Airports, Jeddah Airports, Dammam Airports, and Cluster2), which aims to develop the Kingdom's airports and improve their performance to keep pace with the rapid development that the Kingdom is currently witnessing. It also aims to support the sustainable development process to fulfill more qualitative development and achievements that best suit the position of Saudi Arabia in accordance with the National Aviation Strategy emanating from the National Strategy for Transport and Logistics Services, as one of the outputs of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

About Egis:

Egis is an international player active in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility service sectors. We create and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territorial development. With operations in 120 countries, Egis places the expertise of its 16,000 employees at the disposal of its clients and develops cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects. Through its wide-ranging fields of activity, Egis is a central player in the collective organisation of society and the living environment of citizens all over the world.

Egis has been operating in Saudi Arabia for almost 30 years and is currently working on multiple airport projects across the country including those located in Jeddah, Riyadh, AlUla, Amaala, Dammam and more. Egis is also supporting the Air Navigation and Airlines Sectors in the Kingdom (Saudi Air Navigation Services, Saudia, FlyNas and others).