Preliminary and detailed design for Waad Al Shamaal industrial city

Design Buildings & Infrastructures Saudi Arabia

Context and challenges

Ma’aden King Abdullah Project for Waad Al Shamaal City refers to the construction of residential housing and community buildings for Waad Al Shamaal City. In fact, this location below the Jordan border, in the Northern Border Province of Saudi Arabia, had to be transformed into an industrial city, with facilities and infrastructures required to welcome more than a hundred-thousand people. The total construction accounts for 65,117 sqm. The client, a leader in the mining industry in Saudi Arabia, was managing the whole project.

The King Abdullah Project for Waad Al Shamaal City Development Phase A1 included the engineering, the procurement and the construction of primary roads, utilities, residential community, commercial and government facilities to support the new industrial city.

Assystem has been appointed by the client to prepare preliminary and detailed design for this project.


Preliminary design and detailed engineering design for the residential community buildings and facilities along with all supporting utilities and infrastructure, required under phase 1a of the project and commensurate with the following packages:

  • Overall site grading for the entire phase 1A scope
  • Primary roads, utilities and infrastructure for the entire phase 1A scope including site works, road and utilities for the city center
  • Secondary roads, utilities and infrastructure associated with package A2 define scope, including but not limited to wastewater treatment plant and potable water treatment plant along with their respective access roads and pipe work network connections
  • Residential and non residential buildings
  • Secondary roads, utilities and infrastructure required for Phase 1A scope of work

Key figures

  • 1,003 units in the residential area:
    • 140 family villas
    • 160 family apartments
    • 239 single apartments
    • 464 studios
  • 8 buildings in the community facilities area: boys school/girl school, mosque, commercial building, fuel station (land location only), fire / civil defense station, public clinic, community center

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