Roodsafe received financial backing from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking and advice from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). The business makes and installs specialist safety systems to help prevent staff falling when working at height.
It is currently installing in excess of five kilometres of cable-based fall-restraint systems on the stadium in Jeddah.
Roodsafe revealed the contract win during UKTI’s ‘Export Week’, a campaign to encourage businesses to trade internationally which kicked off yesterday (11 November 2013).
The award is the first major overseas contract secured by the company since it was set up by Simon Rood in 2002.
It was supported by Bob O’Meara, UKTI international trade adviser, and received financial backing from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
Managing director Simon Rood said: “We are now spending a great deal of time in Saudi Arabia to install the specially designed system. Our team of eight UK-based engineers is being supported by local labour and our duration on site will be three months in total.
“On the back of this work, we have secured other significant contracts in the UAE. We are currently installing the safety system on Emirates Airlines new Sky Cargo facility in Dubai, whilst also completing an internal safety system at Dubai airport, for Execujet, to allow safe access for maintenance to the aircraft.
“Following the success of the stadium in Saudi Arabia, Roodsafe is now the frontrunner to secure additional work to develop the World Cup stadiums in Qatar.”