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KSA Construction Industry-Capable of Sustaining Strong Currents - February 2015

KSA Construction Industry-Capable of Sustaining Strong Currents - February 2015

Amid the global turbulence in oil prices and the smooth transition of leadership following the demise of the former King Abdullah to King Salman, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the largest in terms of area and GDP in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region and the Middle East, has continued its expansionary development. Though falling oil prices impacted oil revenues that continue to comprise 90 percent of the state’s revenues, and eroded growth, the government has continued its expansionary spending programme in its budget for the financial year 2015 announced in December 2014, along with the new king doling out two month salary bonuses to public sector employees in a bid to boost growth.

The strong growing demand base of one of the youngest and fastest growing population in the region, continues to bolster the economy while heavy allocations toward building social infrastructure, such as education and healthcare, the stringent Saudiization scheme that enforces employment of a given percentage of Saudi labour force in a bid to boost domestic employment and build domestic competencies for the economy as a whole in the long run, have shaped the growth trajectory of Saudi Arabia in their unique ways.

For the first time since 2011, the rising government expenditures and falling revenues have forced the Kingdom to project a deficit of US$ 154 billion for 2015, which can however be comfortably financed by the huge reserves of billions of dollars stored up by the Kingdom in public funds amounting to nearly US$ 700 billion. The other cushion is the direct result of its years of sustained investment in its non-oil sector which has begun to yield results and grown in share to account for up to 10 percent of government revenue as of 2014.

However, growth across the Saudi construction industry and its subsectors is likely to continue at a moderate pace, unlike the hectic frenzy of the earlier years, given the tight market conditions and the strict Saudiization measures imposed on the labour market that have hit the construction industry in the short run. The construction industry of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) therefore is likely to witness a slight fall in construction contract awards from US$ 79.1 billion in 2013, to US$ 52.1 billion likely in 2015.

The KSA Construction Industry Overview – February 2015 is a study by Ventures Middle East based on its vast experience of the GCC construction market and its extensive projects database across the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It provides a strategic insight into the various political, economic, social, technical, legislative and environmental factors impacting this dynamic market that promises long- run potential. Besides an analysis into the market drivers and restraints culminating in a probability impact matrix of the occurrence of these drivers and restraints on the construction market, the study also provides key statistics of the construction contract awards across the various sectors of the KSA construction market namely, buildings, oil and gas, power and water, industrial and infrastructure, market size and forecasts and top project listings along with the pivotal industrial stakeholders involved therein.


Executive Summary
Chapter1. Strategic Overview of KSA Construction industry 2015
Saudi Budget 2015
KSA Construction Industry in 2014 and Beyond
Market Drivers and Restraints and Probability Impact Matrix
Chapter2. KSA Oil and Gas Sector Overview
Organization of the KSA Oil & Gas Sector
Upstream Segment and upgrading refining capacities
Downstream Segment
Market Size of KSA Oil and Gas Sector
Construction Contract Awards For Oil and Gas Sector in KSA (2013 - 2015)
Major Oil and Gas Projects in KSA
Chapter3.The KSA Power and Water Desalination Sector Overview
Sector Organization
Market Size of KSA Power and Water Desalination Sector
Renewable Energy
Traditional Energy
Construction Contract Awards For Power and Water Sector in KSA (2013-2015)
Major Power and Water Projects in KSA
Chapter4. KSA Building Construction Sector Overview
Market Size of KSA Building Sector
Construction Contract Awards For Building Sector in KSA (2013 - 2015)
Major Building Projects in KSA
Chapter5. KSA Industrial Sector Overview
Market Size of KSA Industrial Sector
Construction Contract Awards For Industrial Sector in KSA (2013- 2015)
Major Industrial Projects in KSA
Chapter6. KSA Infrastructure Sector Overview
Airports
Railways
Ports
Market Size of KSA Infrastructure Sector
Construction Contract Awards For Infrastructure Sector in KSA (2013- 2015)
Major Infrastructure Projects in KSA
Chapter7. Future Outlook for the KSA Construction Industry
Methodology
Code of Ethics
Ventures Onsite MENA Projects Database
List of Figures
Figure 1: KSA Construction Contractor Awards across Sectors (US$ Million), 2013-2015
Figure 2: KSA Construction Industry Budget Totals by Sector (US$ Million), February 2015
Figure 3: KSA Oil and Gas Sector Construction Contractor Awards (US$ Million), 2013 - 2015
Figure 4: Opportunities and Challenges in KSA Oil and Gas Sector
Figure 5: KSA Quantity of Desalinated Water by Desalination Plant (Thousands of Cubic Meters), 2011
Figure 6: KSA Power and Water Sector Construction Contractor Awards (US$ Million), 2013- 2015
Figure 7: Opportunities and Challenges in KSA Power and Water Sector
Figure 8: KSA Building Sector Construction Contractor Awards (US$ Million), 2013 - 2015
Figure 9: Opportunities and Challenges in KSA Buildings Sector
Figure 10: KSA Industrial Sector Construction Contractor Awards (US$ Million), 2013- 2015
Figure 11: Opportunities and Challenges in KSA Industrial Sector
Figure 12: KSA Infrastructure Sector Construction Contractor Awards (US$ Million), 2013 - 2015
Figure 13: Opportunities and Challenges in KSA Infrastructure Sector
List of Tables
Table 1: Saudi Arabia Economy at a Glance- Key Macroeconomic Indicators, 2012-2017
Table 2: KSA Oil & Gas Indicators, 2014
Table 3: Major Oil and Gas Projects in the KSA by Project Value (US$ Million), February 2015
Table 4: Major Power and Water Projects in the KSA by Project Value (US$ Million), February 2015
Table 5: Major Building Projects in the KSA by Project Value (US$ Million), February 2015
Table 6: Developed and Total Areas of Existing Industrial Cities in Saudi Arabia, as of 2010
Table 7: Major Industrial Projects in the KSA by Project Value (US$ Million), February 2015
Table 8: Major Infrastructure Projects in the KSA by Project Value (US$ Million), February 2015

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