Qiddiya signs 5-year Agreement with DETASAD as IT strategic partner
DETASAD to provide a fully integrated IT infrastructure system for Qiddiya
Riyadh, KSA, 18 May 2020- Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC) announced the signing of a five-year framework agreement with Detecon Al Saudia Co. Ltd. (DETASAD) via a virtual signing ceremony.
The scope of the agreement provides for a fully integrated system delivered to Qiddiya by DETASAD that includes all requirements and operation of the company’s IT infrastructure, managing ICT hardware and providing hybrid cloud, connectivity and manpower for all Qiddya’s resources.
“As Qiddiya is set to become the Kingdom’s Capital of Entertainment, Sports and the Arts, it is important that we have the right strategic partner that can provide IT solutions to support our rapid growth and development and we see this in DETASAD. We are happy to be entering into this long-term agreement, especially because it’s an established Saudi company with access to the latest global IT know-how,” commented Michael Reininger, CEO of QIC.
Present at the virtual signing ceremony was Mike Reininger, Abdulaziz Al Qahtani, IT Director of QIC, Felix Wass, CEO of DETASAD.
Speaking on the signing Felix Wass, CEO of DETASAD said, “Over the last 38 years, DETASAD has many cloud, connectivity, deployment, operation & maintenance contracts for leading financial institutions, ministries and other governmental organizations across Saudi Arabia. As a Giga-project and a major tourist destination, this strategic partnership with Qiddiya is a great opportunity for us to contribute to the development and evolution of the Kingdom’s entertainment sector within the IT field. DETASAD is fully committed to the Saudi Vision 2030 and we are excited to support Qiddiya through this journey to become a global tourism hub and destination”.
Construction is continuing on site at Qiddiya and it is expected that the Giga-project will announce several new partnerships as the year progresses.
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About Qiddiya Investment Company:
Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC) is driving the development of Qiddiya, Saudi Arabia’s Capital of Entertainment, Sports and the Arts. As a core tenet of Vision 2030, Qiddiya has a dual economic and social purpose: to advance economic diversification and unlock new professional pathways while enriching lives of youth in the Kingdom
His Royal Highness Mohammad bin Salman, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, and Chairman of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs and of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), announced the project on April 7, 2017. Ground-Breaking took place on April 28, 2018 and the company, Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC), was incorporated as a closed joint-stock company wholly owned by PIF on May 10, 2018.
2019 achievements include approval of the Master Plan, release of the design of Six Flags Qiddiya, start of phase one construction, including the first on-site office, as well as the launch of the on-site Welcome Centre, one of 3 buildings that will form the Qiddiya Experience Centre, due for launch in 2020.
Qiddiya is located south-west of Riyadh on a site that spans 334 sq.km. Phase one is to open in 2023, with the third and final phase being complete in 2030.
Visitors will enjoy activities across five cornerstones: Sports & Wellness; Nature & Environment; Parks & Attractions; Motion & Mobility; and Arts & Culture. Development of these areas will give rise to family-friendly theme parks; sports arenas suitable for international competitions; academies for sports and the arts; concert and entertainment venues; racetracks for motorsport enthusiasts; outdoor and adventure activities alongside nature and environment experiences; and historical, cultural and educational activities.
Qiddiya will also include a variety of real estate options and community services.
DETASAD (Detecon Al Saudia Co. Ltd.) is an end-to-end ICT solution provider and a leading contributor to ICT sector of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a track record of 38-years. DETASAD offers tailor made Corporate Networks & Connectivity Solutions - VSAT, ICT Deployment and Infrastructure Solutions, Managed Services, Data Center & Cloud Solutions, Fleet Solutions and Solar Surveillance Solutions to public and private sector clients enabling their Digital Transformation and unlocking value. The DETASAD offering covers all aspects from scoping, planning and design, end-to-end supply implementation and integration up to 24/7 operational support and maintenance of the offered products at highest quality standards.