EFS gets integrated facilities management contract with KAEC in Saudi Arabia

KAEC 1EFS to provide FM services to KAEC. (Image source: KAEC)EFS Facilities Services, facilities management (FM) service provider, has received a contract to launch an integrated facility management venture at King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) in Saudi Arabia

Under the agreement, EFS will provide integrated facilities management services across the city, which include catering, transportation and value-added services such as integration of smart technology and computer-aided facility management (CAFM).

According to EFS, the contract will run for an initial period of three years.

Speaking about the need of an integrated FM services in KAEC, Tariq Chauhan, group CEO of EFS Facilities Services, said, “King Abdullah Economic City is a major social and economic growth driver for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As the city grows in complexity, so too does its need for state-of-the-art integrated facilities management.”

“With our expertise and experience in managing world-class facilities and technology-driven processes, we aim to maintain the highest standards of service appropriate to this ground-breaking city,” Chauhan added.

KAEC is one of the largest privately-funded new city developments in the world, covering an area of 181 sq km on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Coast. The city’s King Abdullah Port is one of the world’s top 100 container ports and feeds a growing logistics and manufacturing hub.

“The complexity of operating a development on the scale of KAEC demands the very highest levels of specialist expertise across multiple business verticals,” according to Ayman Mansi, acting CEO of KAEC’s Industrial Zones Development Company Limited and Senior Director of New Business Ventures.

With more than 16 years of experience in providing FM services s across the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, EFS spans across 22 countries, with a workforce of more than 15,000 FM professionals, managing an approximate total area of over 350mn sq ft.

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