Dammam Airports Co. awards 10-year contract to Serco Middle East
Serco Middle East to provide fire and rescue services at King Fahd International Airport in Dammam
Dammam Airports Company (DACO) has awarded a 10-year contract to Serco for the provision of fire and rescue services at Dammam’s King Fahd International Airport (KFIA),
The KFIA is the first Saudi airport to leverage an international service provider’s expertise in firefighting systems.
DACO CEO, Turki Al Jawini, said, “We are delighted to enter into a partnership with Serco through this new contract. By combining Serco’s expertise as a globally recognised fire and rescue service provider with Dammam Airports Company’s ambition, our objective is to serve as one of the effective enablers in the transformation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s aviation sector in line with Vision 2030. The collaboration will also help us contribute to the growth of the Eastern Region’s economy through the development of an efficient and effective gateway for passengers and cargo.”
DACO was stablished in July 2017, and its vision is to be a leading airport operator through the corporatisation of King Fahad International Airport (KFIA).
Serco operates a number of fire services globally with contracts in the civilian, aviation and defense markets, including operating the ‘Queen’s Enterprise Award’-winning International Fire Training Centre (IFTC) in the UK.
An important objective of the contract is the provision of a transformed and effective mission-critical service, in addition to creating transferrable career opportunities for Saudi nationals.
Serco Middle East CEO David Greer said: “We are excited at this addition to Serco’s aviation portfolio. We very much look forward to working with DACO on the provision of this vital service and support their ambitious growth plans for King Fahd International Airport, the gateway to a vibrant and growing Eastern Province.
"The delivery of fire and rescue services within KFIA is a milestone in the diversification of our service offering within the aviation sector.”
Serco Middle East has been delivering a fully-integrated service in the Middle East for over 60 years to government and others operating in the public sector.