Alajaji To Lead Bechtel´s Al-khobar Facility

05 January 1999

Alajaji To Lead Bechtel´s Al-khobar Facility

"Ahmad's appointment reflects the continued growth and professional development of our Saudi work-force, as well as our long-term commitment to the Kingdom," said Bill Dudley, the senior vice president in London who announced the appointment.

Bechtel's Al-Khobar office is part of a seamless international organization offering customers a consistent level of quality in engineering, construction, and support services. Bechtel also maintains executive offices in Riyadh, and is participating in numerous projects throughout the Kingdom, including the Ghazlan electric generating complex, Jubail and Yanbu infrastructure activities, the Shaybah oil and gas production complex, Aramco general engineering services, the Kingdom Trade Center project, and the TEP-6 telecommunications project.

Bechtel has been active in Saudi Arabia since 1944. Since its initial assignment on the Ras Tanura refinery, the firm has participated in more than 250 projects in the Kingdom, including power plants and pipelines, water and telecommunications systems, refineries, airports, highways, even entire industrial cities.

Alajaji replaces Mike Whelan, who will return to Bechtel's London office.
Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has completed 19,000 projects in 140 nations. Now in its fourth generation of family leadership, the privately held company has developed, financed, designed, and built some of the 20th century's leading infrastructure projects. The firm reported revenues of $11.3 billion in 1997.