Engineer unveils “aggressive” expansion plans in the country

Hyder Consulting has unveiled “aggressive” expansion plans in Saudi Arabia, following last month’s acquisition of Saudi-based architectural and engineering firm SAK.

Hyder is launching a new Saudi-registered engineering design business, staffed with 40 former SAK employees.

The new business will be called Hyder & Solaiman Elkhereiji Engineering Consulting Company.

Hyder chief executive Ivor Catto said the launch would enable it to respond to the anticipated increase in infrastructure spend in the country.

Catto said: “This affirms our commitment to the Saudi Arabian marketplace which is a priority for Hyder.”

Hyder said in a statement that it was implementing an “aggressive” growth strategy in Saudi Arabia and had doubled its staff numbers to meet demand.

The firm has worked on a number of high profile projects in the Middle East, including the world’s tallest tower the Burj Khalifa (pictured).

The new subsidiary will operate alongside Hyder’s existing Saudi-registered project management business Hyder Consulting Middle East Limited International.