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AHCEC is a Saudi Arabian Company, established in 2012 by the split of AMCDE to KBR-AMCDE and AHCEC.
AMCDE is a merger of CDE (Consulting and Design Engineering ) and AME (Abdullah Al Moaibed Engineering). Prior to the merger, CDE had been providing multi-discipline engineering services since 1965 and AME since 1982. With this long experience, AHCEC can provide a full range of engineering services including conceptual design, front – end engineering design, detailed design, and project management.

AHCEC is a capable of handling Architectural & Building Services, Urban Planning, GIS & Survey, Traffic & Transportation, Power Transmission & Distribution and Project Management – Construction Supervision – Manpower Supply projects.


AHCEC is affiliated with several international companies who extend their support as and when required.
AHCEC engineering center in Al Khobar houses the head office while branch offices are maintained in Tabuk, Hassa, Qasim, Riyadh, Jeddah & Cairo. AHCEC has established international branches in Bahrain and Egypt.
AHCEC tailors deliverables to meet the client’s standards and requirements while minimizing costs.


Our Vision

  • Is to expand our business in both domestic and overseas by being most productive, technologically advanced, while practical and business oriented.
  • A partner of choice for our clients by adding value to their projects; being worthy of their confidence, remaining accountable for our actions and delivering services based on real needs.


Our Mission

Is to provide a mixture of innovation in every engineering, planning, project management and surveying project we undertake.

Our Philosophy

  • Our entire team is committed in delivering good quality of work and services that will exceed our client’s expectation.
  • Our performance and abilities are only as good as the staff we are able to attract, develop and retain.
  • We believe that in order to succeed we must contribute to the success of our clients.


The Original Founders

AHCEC is owned by two prominent Saudi Arabian Engineers, Azmi Abdulhadi and Abdullah Al Moaibed, whose personal knowledge, drive and experience have enriched the company and enhanced its fast progress.


After several years as a Government Relations Officer in SGRR and Aramco since 1950, Mr. Azmi pursued higher education and graduated in Civil Engineering from University of Texas, USA, in 1963. Immediately after graduation, he worked with Aramco for a short period and then joined Getty Oil Company (now Saudi TEXACO) in Mina Saud as an E.M&C Superintendent. In 1965, Mr. Azmi established Consulting & Design Engineering (CDE). The Ministry of Commerce and Industry granted CDE license for Engineering Consultancy work and license for Surveying work. The firm has designed numerous projects in the private sector such as palaces, Villas, schools, and other projects in surveyors and later owned and operated materials laboratories to render services to contractors and government departments. Mr. Azmi also the co-founder and Board member for Al-Shifa Medical Syringe Factory, KSA. Advance Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Co. Jordan, SEAMA, a Real Estate investment firm in Morocco, Palestinian Development & Investment Company (PADICO) in West Bank and Gaza, Real Estate Development Co., Jordan. In January 2001 he joined hands with Mr. Abdullah Al-Moaibed to establish AMCDE.


Mr. Abdulla graduated from Seattle University, USA with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1974. Starting as a site engineer in Basic Chemical Industries (a company co-founded by his father) in Dammam. He quickly moved to be its Technical Director, then Board Member in 1980. During this period he was part time Site Inspector of the Real Estate Development Fund. In 1979, together with one partner, he established National Fruit Juice Company (Danah Juice). As the Managing Director of the company, he was involved in the complete design, construction and whole operation of the plant. In 1982 he established Abdulla Al-Moaibed Engineering (AME) in Al Khobar as a successor to Arabian Business Management Services (ABMS) which has been operating since 1973 and won a GES contract with Aramco in the same year. He led the firm during this period to establish its good standing with Saudi Aramco, and at the same time diversified its activities into other areas such as SCECO, Kemya, Ar-Razi, Petrokemya, Unilube, and to the private sector to design hospitals, real estate developments private housing and other projects. In 1987, and in addition to being the Principal of AME, he carried a new responsibility as Chairman of Basic Chemical Industries in Dammam. In January 2001 he joined hands with Azmi Abdulhadi and established AMCDE.


The Partners

Mr. Khalifa Al Hawas graduated from Tulsa University, USA with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering in 1969. He started his career with Saudi Aramco Company as a Petroleum Drilling Engineer, shortly. From 1969 to 1974 he worked as a Drilling Engineer involved in developing oil wells in several Aramco Southern Area fields such as Abqaiq, AinDar, Haradh and Hawiyah. In 1975 he shifted to Production & Reservoir Engineering to continue pursuing his development program to become a Professional Petroleum Engineer. During this transition, he spearheaded the development and enhancement of the Oil Reservoirs productivity, applying the latest and modern practices, thus furthering its capacity and its maximum production capability, which is the main objective of any successful Petroleum Engineer. After accomplishing the full dedicated Professional Petroleum Engineer in 1989, Mr. Hawas decided to go to a more challenging area which was the Oil Producing Facilities. His desire was accomplished and was assigned to several Aramco Northern Area producing facilities such as Zuluf, Marjan and Safaniyah until his early retirement from Aramco in 1998. In January 2000, Mr. Hawas joined AME as a Project Manager. In January 2001, AME merged with CDE and established AMCDE. Mr. Hawas continued to play a big role as a project manager in AMCDE, until the creation of the newly named AHCEC where he became a Director and Partner in the Company.


Mr. Alaa Abdulhadi graduated from University of Central Florida,Orlando- USA with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology in 1995. He started his career with CDE (Consulting & Design Engineering) as a Mechanical Engineer from 1995 to 2000; he was assigned various technical, supervisory and administrative activities where he participated in several projects mainly serving Saudi Aramco. In 2001 he moved to AMCDE as project engineer and he evolved in the management of several projects in the commercial finishing contracting business. Mr. Alaa plays a big role in promoting and administrating government sector project and is currently the Director of Technical Services business line in parallel to being a Partner in AHCEC




Consulting & Design Engineering (CDE)

was established in 1965 as an independent Saudi Company in Dammam by Mr. Azmi Abdulhadi. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry granted CDE License No. 13 for Engineering Consultancy work and License No. 5 for Surveying. Since its inception, CDE was organized to provide special integral services in the field of engineering. In 1971, the Company’s technical services were extended to the Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO, now known as Saudi ARAMCO) and it was the first Saudi Engineering firm approved under the General Engineering Services (GES) Contract.

Abdulla Al Moaibed Engineering (AME)

Was incorporated on May 31, 1982 under License No. 482 as an independent Company of consultants, AME and its predecessor, Arabian Business Management Services (ABMS) have been operating in the Kingdom since 1973. AME held an Aramco General Engineering Services Contract from the date of its incorporation until 1988 and another contract until the present time.

Azmi Abdulhadi & Abdulla Al Moaibed Consulting Engineering Company (AMCDE) [ Visit Website ]

Is a Saudi Arabian Company, established by the merger of CDE and AME. With a combined total of more than seventy years of experience. AMCDE can provide a full range of engineering services including conceptual design, FEED, detailed design and project management. AMCDE have a multi-national team working in compliance with an ISO 9001 Certified Quality Management System to provide high quality, cost effective engineering solutions throughout the Gulf Region.

AMCDE Spun off its Industrial Engineering unit serving the Hydrocarbon sector to be the nucleus of a partnership with KBR, creating a new entity under the name KBR-AMCDE. This entity will serve the Hydrocarbon sector in KSA, providing engineering and project management services to major clients such as Saudi Aramco, SABIC and others.


In Dec. 2011 The Saudi-based 'Azmi AbdulHadi & Abdullah AlMoaibed Consulting Engineering Co.' (AMCDE) Oil, Gas & Petrochemical units were spun-off to create a new professional engineering company with Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) and established a new company (KBR-AMCDE) in response to Saudi Aramco's GES+ initiative, providing multi discipline engineering services including conceptual design, detailed design, and project management in a fashion that meets Saudi Aramco's high quality requirements and procedures. The new entity has been established with a vision to expand its services to cover all the Saudi Hydrocarbon sector then to expand to other sectors within Saudi Arabia and beyond as opportunities arise in the region and as capacity is built.

Ala Abdulhadi & Khalifa Al Hawas Consulting Engineering Co.
[ Visit Website ]

AHCEC was born with all non-industrial divisions of AMCDE under a new name to meet various regulatory and business requirements. AHCEC maintains all internal structures and policies of its predecessor keeping the same level of quality and performance expected by the original founders

Azmi Abdullatif AbdulHadi & Abdullah Mohanna Al-Moaibed Co. Ltd. (AMCL) [ Visit Website ]

was created to leverage the knowledge and experience the owners have amassed over four decades in serving the market in the engineering services arena and diversify their portfolio of services and investments. The vision is to serve the local market by entering into partnerships & joint ventures (JVs) with other local, and international companies that are not only experienced in their appropriate fields, but are also reputable by the quality of their services. The services that AMCL is targeting to offer through the various JVs and partnerships are:

Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) for specialized technologies serving various sectors

Technical Support Services (Manpower, testing & commissioning, project management, staging, inspection)

Manufacturing of specialized elements for the industrial sector in all its varieties and segments

Turnkey solutions for various products and services, further information will be provided as and when JVs are established


Urban & Geographic Solutions

Architectural & Building Services

  • Preparation of conceptual design
  • Preparation of architectural design for housing, buildings, hospitals, schools etc.
  • Electric power distribution including UPS
  • Structured cabling to serve telephone and data communication
  • Landscaping and irrigation system
  • External decorative lighting
  • Preparation of all specifications and data sheets


  • Designs public water systems of cities & residential neighborhoods
  • Design sewerage for cities & neighborhoods work performed
  • Design irrigation systems for gardens
  • Design road sections
  • Public electricity network design of cities and residential neighborhoods
  • Design of roads and intersections in various insert
  • Public telecommunications network
  • Design cities and neighborhoods

Urban Planning

  • Specialized preparation of population studies
  • Specialized housing studies
  • Traffic studies
  • Preparation of master and regional plans
  • Preparing local and detailed plans
  • Preparation of specialized studies for urban planned areas
  • Specialized studies for city centers
  • Urban design for touristic areas
  • Land use plans divisions
  • Tourism structural plans



Transportation and Traffic

  • Produce studies and analysis for traffic impact studies and the proposed
  • mitigation measures to alleviate the expected traffic congestion in the future
  • Preparation of engineering designs for traffic safety tools such as sign, roads
  • marking, pedestrian calming etc.
  • Design non-traditional alternatives to increase the operational efficiency of roads and intersections using software such as SYNCHRO, HCS2000, VISSEM, etc.
  • Geometric and structural design for roads
  • Accidents analysis for roadway sections involving black spots, speed egulations
  • studies, high server fatality locations.


IT & Geographical Information Systems

  • Digital Mapping / Utilities Mapping
  • Remote Sensing
  • Internet GIS / 3D GIS Modeling
  • Planning
  • Application Design, Development & Deployment
  • Capacity Building, Knowledge Transfer, and Support
  • Consultancy & Design Services
  • Customized Cloud-Based Implementations
  • Database Design, System Design, Urban Development, Transmission Power Line



  • As built survey
  • Longitudinal leveling & grid leveling
  • Boundary survey
  • 3D Surface Modeling
  • Cut and Fill Calculations
  • GPS Static Survey
  • GPS RTK Surveys
  • Photogrammetric, digital terrain modeling & Digital Ortho Photography


Power & Transmission

Conceptual Design

Feasibility Studies

Calculations and Power Planning Study

Detailed Design

Project Management & Maintenance

Supervision of Construction work and plant erection

Quality Assurance & Factory Inspection

Site Testing and final commissioning of plant systems

Technical Support at construction stage


Construction Management & Manpower Supply

Supervision of construction work

Construction coordination supervision including interface work between

contractor and the owner

Chairing and documenting site coordination meetings

Evaluating progress billing by monitoring with the assistance of technical

surveyors to quantify actual work performed

Documenting tracking and monitoring contract variation

Resident engineers assisted with technicians to certify quality of work performed, prepare deficiency list, witnesses test, and certify completion of contract work





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Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Road, Rakah

Dammam Highway, Al-Khobar, KSA

P.O. Box : 3594, Al-Khobar 31952


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Tel: +966 13 85 888 77

Fax: +966 13 85 888 66

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