Khidmah wins IFM contract from Saudi Aramco to operate King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture
- Largest single Integrated Facilities Management contract of its type in the MENA region
- Khidmah’s first major contract in Saudi Arabia – demonstrates expertise and growing capacity
- Khidmah is a key provider of Facilities Management Services.
Khidmah, a leading Facilities Management and Services Provider, headquartered in Abu Dhabi, has secured a contract to deliver Integrated Facilities Management Services for the revolutionary King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, a Saudi Aramco initiative and the biggest cultural project in Saudi Arabia. Speaking about the new contract, H.E. Abubaker Seddiq Al Khoori, Khidmah LLC Chairman, said:
“This is a transformational partnership for Khidmah. We are honored to have been selected to partner with Saudi Aramco in what is the largest ever single location IFM contract of its type across the MENA Region to date. This contract award comes following a rigorous and well executed tender competition that involved major international and well-established facilities management companies. Throughout the process, Khidmah was able to demonstrate that it has the necessary expertise, resources and instilled passion to undertake the effective management of the distinctive King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture. We are looking forward to serving this iconic building and investing all the professional knowledge we have gained throughout the years with the people of Saudi Arabia.”
The service partnership agreement is a diverse and complex contract to serve for the next three years. The agreement was signed recently during a high profile signing ceremony that was attended from Saudi Aramco by Mr. Essam Tawfiq, Saudi Aramco General Manager of Public Affairs while Khidmah was represented by, His Excellency Mr. Abubaker Seddiq Al Khoori, Khidmah LLC Chairman, Mr. Abdullah Al Qamzi, Khidmah LLC Managing Director of Khidmah and Sara Momtaz, Strategy and Commercial Development Manager attended.
Abdullah al Qamzi, Khidmah Managing Director, said: “It is a phenomenal achievement for Khidmah to win one of the largest in-house IFM agreements ever, and we are honored to establish a service partnership with Saudi Aramco to provide our range of integrated provisions to the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture. We are ready to serve this magnificent creation that celebrates knowledge, heritage and creativity and will be the culture guardian for future generations”.
Khidmah will be providing a complete range of Integrated Facilities Management Services across the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, including comprehensive Hard and Soft O&M Services such as HVAC, Building Management System, Cleaning Services, Façade Cleaning, Landscaping, Pest Control Services, Waste Management, and Specialists Systems in addition to a range of other services.
Khidmah will utilize smart and state-of-the-art technologies to handle building inspections and maintenance, as well as adopting comprehensive Energy Management strategies to assist in the Center’s goal of achieving LEED Gold Accreditation within the first three years of operation.
Khidmah will be deploying in the region of 500 highly skilled staff to work on this significant facility — starting with a 180 day mobilization phase to carry out Integrated Facilities Management services for the Center and its components, which include a world-class library, theater, learning centers, museums, exhibits, multimedia venues and historical archives.
The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture was established by Saudi Aramco , the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and a fully integrated, global petroleum and chemicals enterprise. The multi-faceted Cultural Center will contain arts and history museum, children’s museum, library and archives, entrepreneurial and lifelong learning centers, and performing arts and multimedia theaters.
About Saudi Aramco
Saudi Aramco is the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and a fully integrated, global petroleum and chemicals enterprise. Over the past 80 years it has become a world leader in hydrocarbons exploration, production, refining, distribution, shipping and marketing, and the world’s top exporter of crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs).
Khidmah offers a comprehensive package of integrated Facilities Management Services, Cleaning Services, Pest control, General, Preventive and Emergency Maintenance, as well as Property and OA Management, Leasing and Resale Services. All services are provided through a single point of contact to improve communication, increase efficiency and customer satisfaction to maximize Service delivery standards while reducing costs without comprising quality.
About The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture
The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture was established by Saudi Aramco . The Cultural Center will house a world-class library, innovation and lifelong learning centers, museums, exhibits, multimedia venues and historical archives. The Center will also host live events, conferences and enrichment programs for young people and adults.
Source: Zawya – EN: https://www.zawya.com/story/Khidmah_wins_IFM_contract_from_Saudi_Aramco_to_operate_King_Abdulaziz_Center_for_World_Culture-ZAWYA20150830091807/