“Maharat” – investing in the people of Jazan
Formed in collaboration with our local and international engineering, procurement, and construction contractors on the Jazan Refinery and Terminal project, the Jazan Contractors Consortium for Training and Employment (Maharat) develops young Saudis from the Jazan region for specialized construction trades. In 2015, a total of 715 Saudis graduated and received jobs and more than 1,100 were enrolled at year-end.
Over the next four years of the refinery project’s construction phase, Maharat is expected to train and place roughly 5,000 Saudis for construction-related jobs. The Jazan Contractor Consortium is designed to be a sustainable model that we intend to replicate and institutionalize for future mega-projects.
Over a 15-year period, more than 70,000 new jobs could be created as the industrial city attracts a range of medium and light industries and associated service companies.