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Nesma & Partners Completes Global Center in Riyadh

01-Jun-2017

Nesma & Partners Completes

Global Center in Riyadh

Nesma & Partners completed work on the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, just in time for its inauguration by King Salman and other world leaders, including US President Donald Trump.

The project, covering a total area of 20,000 square meters, was completed in 30 days and entailed converting an existing 40-year old conference palace into a new command and control center, equipped with data center, briefing hall (330 flat screens), command center (210 video walls), and telecommunication and electrical rooms. Work also included a royal reception area, new granite and stamped concrete paving, landscaping, support offices and pantries.

Nesma & Partners manpower peaked at 1,200 men working 24/7 for the whole duration of the project. The project demonstrated the strength of synergies across the Nesma Group, where Nesma Trading performed the low current, data systems and landscaping, while Nesma Security replaced the Royal Guard in securing the whole facility.

The project’s biggest success was the work model established by Saudi Aramco, in which Aramco, Dar, and Nesma worked as one flexible team able to adapt to the required changes and execute decisions swiftly to cope with the fast-pace of the project. This video, published on the Center’s YouTube page, is a 30-day time-lapse of the project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSJwjJnV6b4

Commenting on the impressive work and entrepreneurialism that went into this project, daughter of the US President, Ms. Ivanka Trump, joked that she “may need to borrow those contractors for a next construction project”, in comments that made global headlines (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXRB5bUBqdQ).

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