Nesma Infrastructure & Technology (NIT), a Saudi-based company, has secured contracts valued at 800 million Saudi riyals ($213.28 million) from the Saudi Electricity Company for new power connection projects.
These projects involve the planning, construction, and activation of two transmission substations, along with the associated overhead transmission lines, to connect Trojena, a mountainous destination within Saudi Arabia’s northwest region, to the power grid.
Trojena is positioned as an all-year-round adventure sports destination, offering activities such as skiing, water sports, hiking, and mountain biking. It is also set to host the 2029 Asian Winter Games.
Once Trojena is finished, it will boast the Gulf region’s sole outdoor skiing facility. Situated at an elevation spanning from 1,500 to 2,600 meters, it offers a consistently cooler climate throughout the year.
Additionally, Trojena will be the site of “The Vault,” a tourism project that will be constructed vertically inside a cavernous mountain, forming a self-contained structure. The Vault is planned to stand 198 meters in height, 253 meters in width, and 864 meters in length, with a total project area of 200,000 square meters.
In December 2022, the U.S.-based company Bechtel was awarded a contract to provide project management consulting services for the Trojena development.