In late 2014 sports equipment inspection and maintenance company Sportsafe UK were approached by King Abdullah’s University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia about the possible rejuvenation of two sports facilities at the university.
KAUST is located on the east coast of Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea and is less than an hour away from the beautiful city of Jeddah. The university campus covers over 36.5 square kilometres (14 square miles) boasting cutting edge university facilities including, a marine sanctuary & research facility, state of the art computer & material science laboratories, library’s, cinema, sports centres and even a 9 hole grass golf course. KAUST was the first university in Saudi Arabia which allowed mixed sex education in Saudi Arabia and is one of the top international universities in the world.
The Sports Centre rejuvenation tender included the installation of two electronic basketball goals, three mobile rebound board runs, a 64 route state of the art rock-climbing facility and the resurfacing of two sports hall floors.
Jonathan Neill, Managing Director from Sportsafe UK said “It is a great honour to work with King Abdullah’s University Of Science and Technology, the facilities there are second to none, and it has been great to be a part of such an exciting development and we look forward to working with KAUST again in the near future.”
Sportsafe organised the installation during the university holiday of Eid in September to minimise disruption to KAUST’s students. Sportsafe sent three specialist engineers to Saudi Arabia on 4th September 2015. To ensure cultural and religious conformity Sportsafe intensively trained their engineers in local customs and created new engineer uniforms for cultural acceptance and ease of working for the climate. The installation was completed in five weeks and the final results have transformed the sports facilities at KAUST.
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