2015 Construction Week Power 100
Mon 15 Jun 2015 05:34 AM
Mike Collings
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Mike Collings

Company: Turner & Townsend

Designation: Middle East director

Turner & Townsend is looking to open an office in Saudi Arabia in order to capitalise on the infrastructure boom taking place in the Kingdom. “The logical market for us is the GCC and if you are a serious player here you have to be in Saudi Arabia,” regional managing director Mike Collings said. Collings, who has run the Middle East operations of Turner & Townsend since 2011, said that it has already done some work in the Kingdom, including consultancy work for the King Khalid International Airport expansion in Riyadh. He also said that the UK-based project and cost consultancy was “really keen” to be involved in the Jeddah Metro project. “It’s a big country with a huge population and a stated desire to invest – and a need as well.”