Bechtel, the second largest construction company in the United States, has appointed Project Management Consultant for TROJENA, a year-round mountain destination in northwest Saudi Arabia’s NEOM region.
TROJENA is part of NEOM’s regional plan and is located 50 kilometers from the coast of the Gulf of Aqaba in the heart of our nature region, with elevations ranging from 1,500m to 2,600m and an area of nearly 60 square kilometers. The Trojena project, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, UNStudio, Aedas, LAVA, and Bureau Proberts.
Trojena will host the 2029 Asian Winter Games, making it the first country in Western Asia to do so. More than 32 countries are expected to participate.
TROJENA is a significant development that will help Saudi Arabia achieve its Vision 2030 goals of increasing tourism and diversifying its economy. After winning the bid, TROJENA will offer the Gulf’s first outdoor ski experience and host the 2029 Asian Winter Games.
“NEOM is without question the most ambitious project in living memory, and we are proud to expand our role to support the TROJENA project,” said Jake Mumm, Bechtel’s regional managing director for Infrastructure. “From a construction perspective, NEOM offers once-in-a-lifetime career opportunities for Saudi nationals, who will be helping to open the world’s eyes to the Kingdom’s outstanding natural beauty alongside futuristic technology.”
Philip Gullett, Executive Director of TROJENA, said in the press release: “NEOM and TROJENA continue to attract international firms as collaborators of a new future where people can live, work, and play in harmony with nature. Our vision defies current industry practices and lays the foundation of what sustainable regional and tourist developments can be.” he added, “It is inspiring to witness how the world’s leading minds are coming together to redefine sustainability while maintaining a bespoke development that adapts to the surroundings and exceeds visitors’ expectations. Tourists will be able to experience all this at TROJENA, a destination unlike any other on earth.”