Although there is still no official word on when construction will start on Kingdom Tower, there are signs of progress. Saudi BAUER Foundation Contractors Ltd. this week announced it had signed a deal for the enabling works for Kingdom, the one-kilometer-tall tower planned for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
“The enabling works include 270 bored piles of 1.5 and 1.8 meter (5 and 6 feet) diameters, which have to be installed into the difficult ground conditions down to depths of 110 meters (361 feet) in order to provide the building's foundations,” the company said in a press release.
Bauer also did the piling work for Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building. The foundation work on Kingdom is scheduled to begin before the end of December and take about 10 months, the company said. The contract for the work is worth approximately EUR25 million, the company said.