Weapons Firing Range Sulayyil, Saudi Arabia

Weapons Firing Range Sulayyil 
Saudi Arabia

The Weapons Firing Range at Sulayyil is another large-scale military project carried out by BASIL in Saudi Arabia. The project included soils investigations, master planning and architectural design of buildings and facilities including four weapons firing ranges, target tracking and control radars, air surveillance radar, as well as classrooms for training 12,500 personnel. The main facilities are as follows:


120-MW power plant.

5,000 cu m per day capacity Sewage Treatment Plant. Re-cycled water from the plant is distributed to irrigate the city green spaces.

Underground and surface fuel tanks with a storage capacity of 20,000,000 liters supply the energy needs of the city as well as tanks and armored vehicles.

An extensive road network system connects the four weapons firing ranges and a two-lane highway links the ranges to the military city.

Support facilities include administration buildings, warehousing, central frozen food storage, laundries, target and missile maintenance facilities and all public utilities.

Religious buildings include the main mosque for 2,000 worshippers. Also smaller mosques are located in each neighborhood.

Central administration complex of 50,000 sq m.

Community facilities for a population of 12,500 include 2,000 villas, dormitory units totalling 100,000 sq m schools for 2,000 students, a commercial center and recreational facilities. The commercial center includes a supermarket, bank, 1,800 seat auditorium, studios, television and radio stations, shops, sports centers, a swimming pool designed to Olympic specifications, playing fields, tennis and volley-ball courts and a gymnasium.

A fully equipped 200-bed hospital with outpatient clinics and nursery wing.

Naval Base Expansion Program, Saudi Arabia

Naval Base Expansion Program
Saudi Arabia

The United States Corps of Engineers, on behalf of the Saudi Arabian Government, invited BASIL to design two Naval Bases in Jeddah and Jubail and a Naval Headquarters complex in Riyadh. The project consisted of the following:

Site selection, area surveys, geophysical studies, master planning, architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical design.

The project provides for the complete repair of ships up to 10,000 tons on two 2,000 stremma man-made off-shore islands, (one at Jubail the other at Jeddah), each equipped with Syncrolift dry docking, ammunitions storage and various industrial/maintenance facilities. In addition, the projects include Operations, Telecommunications and Administration buildings, personnel quarters, family housing units, sports and recreational facilities, mosques, schools, two 150-bed hospitals (at Jeddah and Jubail) and numerous clinics and first aid posts, shopping centers as well as the Headquarters complex at Riyadh with a 7,000 sq m underground Command Center equipped with the latest communications and operations technology.

Utilities include two 75 MW Power Plants, two 20,000 cubic meter per day capacity Sewage Treatment Plants, a 30,000 cubic meter Water Treatment Plant (Jeddah), heating and air-conditioning units, 120,000,000 liter capacity fuel storage facilities, 900 kilometer road network (total for all three bases) incorporating highways and secondary roads.

This project was carried out in joint venture with Parsons Corporation, USA

Highway Patrol Facilities, Saudi Arabia

Highway Patrol Facilities
Saudi Arabia

The Highway Patrol Department of the Ministry of Interior provides complete coverage of the major highway routes throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with 47 Patrol stations interconnected by 100 communications relay sites. BASIL carried out the site surveys, master planning and complete architectural and engineering design of the project including landscaping, interiors, warehouse facilities and all utilities.

Α. Each Patrol Station is a self-contained community for approximately 80 staff and their families Β. A further six Highway Patrol Stations are operated by a staff of 150 to 200 people.
1) Headquarters2) Dormitories for Officers and Personnel.

3) Family Housing Units

4) Restaurant

5) Pharmacy

6) Mosque and Imam’s residence

7) Power Plant

8) Vehicle Maintenance Depot

9) Fire Station

10) Garage for cars and trucks

11) Fuel Storage Facility

12) Entrance Checkpoint

13) Ammunition storage and other support facilities

1) Regional Headquarters Building 2) Dormitories for Officers and Personnel

3) Housing for Officers and Personnel

4) Fire Station

5) Vehicle Maintenance Buildings

6) Officers Club and Restaurant

7) Commercial Center

8) Large Mosque and Imam’s residence

9) Pharmacy

10) Housing for doctors and nursing staff and all
necessary support facilities

C. The Highway Patrol Headquarters in Riyadh are designed for a community of 3000 people and include all the above-mentioned facilities as well as:
1) 3,000 sq m Administration Building 2) Gymnasiums and swimming pools

3) Large Mosque for 600 worshippers

4) Officers and staff training buildings

5) Student Dormitories

6) Power Plant

7) Villas for the Commanding Officer and Assistant Commanding Officer

8) Warehousing

9) Maintenance Facilities

The project comprises 45 different types of buildings servicing a population of between 7,000 and 8,000 people at a cost of 2 billion dollars.

Missile Range and American Naval Base, Souda Crete

Missile Range and American Naval Base 
Souda, Crete

BASIL has been involved in the design of the facilities of the American Naval Base at Souda for many years, starting in 1962 when the firm undertook the NATO Missile Firing Range installation. Works have since included the design of new buildings, the updating and refurbishment of existing ones, the construction of network systems (roads, water supply, irrigation, sewage disposal, electrical supply and telecommunications). The projects have involved architectural, engineering, mechanical and electrical and landscape design, as well as consulting and construction supervision.


A brief outline of the most important design projects, out of a total of over 200, carried out by BASIL during the last ten years:

Building facilities totaling 27,500 sq m (dormitories, information processing centers, administration buildings, warehouses, recreational facilities and refectories, transportation centers).

Aircraft shelters, workshops, vehicle and aircraft maintenance facilities, fuel storage depots, Air Force telecommunications center, totaling 50,000 sq m.

Sports Centers totaling 15,000 sq m.

Naval Base Clinic, supermarket, fire station, Naval Base police station and hazardous waste storage, totaling an area of 7,500 sq m.

Electrical installations, landscaping, water supply system, architectural and interior design. Main entrance to the Base.