Since 1975, SATCO has been supplying general contracting and construction services to the industry. The company’s first construction project, building prefabricated schools in Hofuf, was completed just one year after its inception.
In 2009, SATCO completed the construction of Qatalum Village in Qatar to provide services and accommodations for 10,000 residents ranging from unskilled workers to executive staff. Qatar Aluminum (Qatalum) is a Joint Venture between Qatar Petroleum and Hydro Aluminum of Norway. The project site has an area of 480,000 m2 and to date it is one of the largest construction base camps in the region with a price tag outshining $97 million.
In the fourth quarter of 2011, SATCO was awarded with the construction of schools in Jalmudah (Phase IV), located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The project scope covers the construction of four schools; Boys Intermediate School, Boys Elementary School, Girls Intermediate School and Kindergarten as part of Jalmudah’s extensive expansion plan to meet the rapidly growing requirements of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu – Directorate General for Jubail Projects.
On February 25th 2012, SATCO was awarded with a housing project in Taima. The client for this project is the Ministry of Housing and SATCO’s scope is to construct 776 new villas in Taima, 265 km southeast of Tabuk, at a cost surpassing $106 million. The project will cover an area of 641,300 m2.
Each house will have two floors, have a building area of 272 m2 and a total area of 500 m2 including the surrounding areas. Moreover, it is designed to meet the requirements of Saudi families. It will have four bedrooms, a sitting room, a dining hall, a living room, a kitchen, five toilets and a servant room.
The project also includes three mosques, two of which, can accommodate up to 200 people each and the third larger mosque can accommodate up to 1,500 people. The timeline to complete this project is within three years of receiving the site from the Ministry of Housing.
In the first quarter of 2014, SATCO was awarded the construction of an additional four schools with a contract value exceeding $38 million. The four schools are being constructed in Matrafiah, located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia for the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu – Directorate General for Jubail Projects.
SATCO’s contracting activities consist of the following:
General construction: prefabricated buildings, warehouses, commissary, training centers and workshops, chiller buildings, housing, mosques and administrative buildings as well as offices.
Special construction: sewage collection and wastewater treatment plants, airport baggage conveying systems and buildings for the automated control of utilities.
Due to the high demand for specialized construction services, SATCO adapted and expanded its portfolio to offer more specific solutions. Also, SATCO’s collaborative partnership with foreign firms has enabled SATCO to develop its knowledge, acquire new skills, gain innovative techniques and maintain its steadfast growth.