ENR Names Jubail II a World Megaproject

LONDON, England - July 12, 2010 Engineering News Record (ENR) named Jubail II Industrial Complex, a project managed by Bechtel, one of the world’s 10 largest programs under construction. Read the article in ENR.

Bechtel has managed the Jubail project, located in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, since it began in the mid-1970s. In 2004, the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu asked Bechtel to manage Jubail II, an 8,300-hectare expansion of the city’s industrial and residential areas. The city with an extensive industrial complex has been planned and built on the location of a former fishing village on the Persian Gulf. Today, Jubail is Saudi Arabia’s industrial center, contributing 7% of the country’s GDP.

Bechtel workforce in Jubail is very diverse and provides a rich mixture of ethnic and national heritage, making the project an interesting and challenging community in which to live and work.

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