Canada’s SNC-Lavalin wins FM services contract for Saudi PPP school project

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Wave 2 School Project
The Wave 2 Schools Project of the Ministry of Education in Medina.

Canada-based leading engineering and construction company SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a facilities management (FM) services contract by the Wave 2 Schools Project of the Ministry of Education (MoE) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Wave 2 is a public-private partnership (PPP) scheme that aims to finance, design, build, and facility manage 60 public schools in Medina, western Saudi Arabia, for a duration of 20 years.

The scope of work includes integrated facilities management services, grounds maintenance, and lifecycle management. The Wave 2 Schools Project is expected to benefit more than 50,000 students.

Further, SNC-Lavalin will provide management services and develop processes supported by a Computer-Aided Facilities Management system (CAFM) and a virtual FM helpdesk mobile application that will be easily accessed in real-time by the school administration team to enable timely and effective reactive maintenance.

Mr. Mohamed Youssef, Senior Vice-President, Middle East & North Africa, Projects and O&M, Engineering Services, SNC-Lavalin said that, “We are proud to be part of this significant PPP project that aims to support Saudi Vision 2030 by expanding educational services in various regions across the Kingdom.”

“The repeated wins of TBC’s Wave 1 and 2 Schools Projects are testament to our successful track record as a leading FM services provider and trusted partner to maintain these facilities according to the highest technology, quality, and safety standards,” Mr. Youssef added.

In 2020, SNC-Lavalin was also awarded an FM services contract by the Wave 1 Schools Project of MoE that covers 60 public schools in the cities of Jeddah and Makkah in Saudi Arabia.

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