AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, announced today that it was awarded a US$27.85-million contract to provide architecture, engineering design and production services for King Khalid Medical City in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
AECOM will mobilize a team of Middle East-based and global health care and design professionals for the project. When complete, the medical city will include a 1,500-bed hospital, research center, staff accommodation ranging from villas to apartments, conference center, mosque, professional and administrative office building, car parking structures and community center. Plans also include the potential for future educational facilities, a commercial complex and a hotel.
“We are honored to play a key role in this extremely important project to create world-class health care facilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” said AECOM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John M. Dionisio. “With a global network of expertise in the health care sector, AECOM is perfectly placed to serve our client’s needs to plan and design King Khalid Medical City.”
The project is the largest of four hospital developments planned for Saudi Arabia, which have been initiated by a royal decree from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who has allocated US$4.3 billion to build world-class health care centers for the kingdom.Work on the two-year contract starts immediately, and project completion is scheduled within five years. About AECOM AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 130 countries and had revenue of $8.2 billion during the 12 months ended March 31, 2012. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com. Forward-Looking Statements: All statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact are "forward-looking statements" for purposes of federal and state securities laws, including any projections of earnings, statements of plans for future operations or expected revenue. Actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements are set forth in our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2012, and our other reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. AECOM does not intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement. NR 12-0702