Business Forum: KAEC


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Presentation at the US-Saudi Business Opportunities Forum (Dec 5-7, 2011, Atlanta, GA). Among the presentations was this one covering the King Abdullah Economic City.

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Business Forum: KAEC

  1. 1. December 4, 2011 Page 1King Abdullah Economic City
  2. 2. December 4, 2011 Page 2 Vision To establish King AbdullahEconomic City (KAEC) as a great enabler of socio-economic development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  3. 3. KAEC is the largest planned Economic City, at over 168 km2 Page 3 Total land area: 168 km² ~ Size of Washington D.C. Development zones: Port 14 km² Industry 62.5 km² City Center 13.5 km² Education 5 km² Residential 46 km² Resorts 27 km² Sea Port - opens 2012 Media Ecosystem • Ultimate capacity to handle 20 million TEU • 800,000m2 of production, post production, • Aiming to be one of world’s top 10 container ports conference centers and high quality offices Industrial Park Educational District • To host over 2,500 manufacturers and logistic • Higher education facilities incl. supporting infrastructure companies in a Special Economic Zone • Sports stadium Central Business District Residential Zones • High density living and commercial space • Fully integrated communities with modern life-style • Financial Island, Central Park • Attractive housing for all income groups Healthcare Ecosystem Resorts • Medical facilities, medical education, • Luxury villas and townhouses pharmaceutical production and distribution • Seaside resorts
  4. 4. Current developments in KAECOn track to create a Global logistics and Industrial Hub Primary Infrastructure Rail Station Industrial Valley Phase 2 Gas Pipe to serve Steel Manufacturing zone Bonded ZonePower Plant PORT Port Industrial Valley Talah Gardens Esmeralda Bay La Sun Phase 1 Phase I Mid Income housing High end housing Business District 4
  5. 5. Industrial Valley Phase 1A: 1.6 million sqm of industrial land ready with infrastructure and services. All industrial plots have been leased. Phase 1B: 2.0 million sqm under construction, ready Q2 2013. Phase 2: 7.0 million sqm under development, ready Q4 2013 Bonded Zone: First Bonded Zone in Saudi Arabia. Under development, ready Q1 2014Anchor tenants in all clusters have selected KAEC for their new projects 5
  6. 6. King Abdullah PortPlanned as the largest port on the Red Sea and one of the top 10 ports in the world Phase 1A/B : 4 millionTEU 1500 meter container berth Channel depth : 18 meters First commercial operation : July 2013 6
  7. 7. Integrating Ports with Rail Page 7The LandBridge will make KAEC an ideal logistics launch pad, for Saudi and the region Qurayyat Hazm Al-Jalamid Serving the Gulf Kuwait To Europe & N. America Dammam To Far East Riyadh Trains UAE KAEC Oman Jeddah Sudan Less traffic around the peninsula Ethiopia To Far East
  8. 8. December 4, 2011 Page 8Thank You