Thanks to its diversification investments, Saudi Arabia has seen a selection of large-scale projects launched and progressing this year.

As the country looks to expand its existing economic sectors and create new ones, both the public and private sectors are driving major schemes in the kingdom. 

The kingdom is second only to the UAE in terms of the number of contract awards expected in the region this year, with Saudi Arabia expected to achieve 27% of all regional construction contracts in 2018, according to a white paper published last month by Dubai research house, Ventures Onsite.

In the following pages, Construction Week rounds up the top 10 projects that are being constructed, or due to begin development, in the kingdom this year.