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Six Flags Qiddiya awards lead design contract to SNC-Lavalin

Six Flags Qiddiya Twilight Gardens

Six Flags Qiddiya has awarded the lead design contract to SNC-Lavalin for the upcoming theme park project in Saudi Arabia, which is part of the region’s Vision 2030.

Under the three-year contract, the company will supply integrated lead design consultant, construction supervision and cost management services.

The work includes public realm and necessary infrastructure within the plot area, as well as validation of the pre-concept design, development of sustainability and environmental assessment methods, design criteria and standards of the project.

Six Flags Qiddiya is scheduled to open in 2023 during the first phase of Qiddiya, an iconic entertainment destination and the world’s largest entertainment city, even surpassing Walt Disney World.

Six Flags Qiddiya set to open in 2023

Saudi giga-projects

It will stretch across 32 hectares and six lands – The City of Thrills, Discovery Springs, Steam Town, Twilight Gardens, Valley of Fortune and Grand Exposition.

Six Flags Qiddiya will boast 28 themed rides and attractions, including the longest, tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world, The Falcon’s Flight.

“This win is a testament to our proven track record for delivering flagship projects worldwide, and market-focused approach to a dynamic and sustainable business growth in the Middle East,” said Philip Hoare, president of Atkins, Engineering, Design and Project Management, SNC-Lavalin.

“We are proud to work with Qiddiya on this one-of-a-kind project that supports Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and the acceleration of the country’s economic diversification agenda.”

Six themed lands at Six Flags Qiddiya

Six Flags Qiddiya Steamtown

Qiddiya will feature theme parks, water parks and a sports city. It will also include nature and adventure activities, as well as events and cultural attractions.

In addition, there will be retail, F&B, a performing arts theatre, multiplex cinema, aquatic centre, and a motorsports facility known as Speed Park.

Saudi Arabia is creating a host of giga-projects as part of Vision 2030, which aims to diversify the economy in order to reduce the country’s reliance on oil.

Images: QIC

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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