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SPARK signs tenant agreements with TAQA and AMCO

The agreements with TAQA and AMCO continue to pave the way toward an integrated energy ecosystem at SPARK

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SPARK signs tenant agreements with TAQA and AMCO

King Salman Energy Park (SPARK), the region’s only fully integrated energy hub, today welcomed two new strategic investment in the oil and gas sector, TAQA and AMCO.

President and CEO of SPARK, Saif Al-Qahtani, said, “SPARK is proud to welcome TAQA and AMCO as they take the first step towards launching their operations. SPARK sits at the heart of the energy market, offering a world-class ecosystem that facilitates our tenants’ businesses’ growth and brings sustained value to our wider communities. SPARK is set to be a fully integrated city, bringing together major national and international companies and fuelling economic growth and job creation.”

As an anchor tenant, TAQA will expand its local operations with the TAQA Industrial Park at SPARK, strategically located close to their primary clients. TAQA will establish a brand-new facility that will include oilfield services, a speciality facility for engineering and manufacturing, and a wireline and perforation centre of excellence.

The facilities will be constructed in two phases starting in the second quarter of 2021, with the design and developmental planning stages having already commenced. The integrated centre of operations at SPARK allows TAQA more efficient and effective utilization of resources and increased profitability through cost savings; SPARK offers ready to lease land with fully integrated infrastructure and utilities to reduce development timelines and enable the ease of doing business in the Kingdom.

TAQA and AMCO

Commenting on the occasion, TAQA’s CEO, Khalid Nouh, said, “The new TAQA Industrial Park is a key element in TAQA’s growth strategy as we continue to expand our portfolio of offerings in the months and years to come, providing a home base for services offered by some of our recent acquisitions, including AZR Technologies and OPT, centralizing our engineering, manufacturing and chemical blending activities among others. With our plans for future acquisitions focused on cutting-edge technology and innovative solutions, we further cement our alignment with Vision 2030 and the government’s drive to diversify and localize services and manufacturing in the Kingdom.”

AMCO is also investing over SAR 260 MM in a new centre in SPARK. AMCO’s plans include developing facilities to enable the manufacturing and production of steel pipes, valves, pumps, turbines, and machine and rotary equipment. As a key manufacturer in the oil and gas sector, AMCO’s facilities will add value to the kingdom’s energy supply chain. AMCO’s facilities will be developed in three phases, allowing for the gradual build-up of manufacturing capabilities and talent within the market.

The agreements with TAQA and AMCO continue to pave the way toward an integrated energy ecosystem at SPARK. These investments will accelerate the consolidation of the energy value chain being established at SPARK, in line with Kingdom-wide goals to catalyze economic development.

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