Our achievements

KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology): University of Science and Research in Thuwal, near JEDDAH (Saudi Arabia)

Ministry of Higher Education and Research of the Emirate stage of ABU DHABI






Located on the banks of the Red Sea, this mixed university, of international stature, specialists in the scientific research sector.

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology is one of the flagship projects of the Middle East. With its innovative design and technical complexity, this campus of 24 academic and administrative buildings, including basic research laboratories, is designed to achieve high environmental performances.
LEED certified project (LEED = Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) NC v2.2® Platinum. Today it is the largest LEED Platinum project in the world.

Missions of Oger

Turnkey site management

OGER INTERNATIONAL has built over 10,000 m2 of white rooms for the laboratories dedicated to nanotechnologies. these laboratories, in the category: ISO 8 (class 100,000), up to ISO 5 (Class 10) are equipped to meet future challenges in the fields of materials sciences and life sciences.

Layout of the bioengineering laboratories, including:
genomics, proteomics, DNA sequencing, nucleic acid synthesis, aligonuclotide synthesis, proteome analysis, robotics-assisted bioengineering, high-throughput screening, electrophoresis and mass spectrometry.

OGER INTERNATIONAL has constructed heavy organic chemistry laboratories for experimental research into the synthesis of drugs against cancer, as well as into the development of new drug absorption methods.

These laboratories are provided with state-of-the-art equipment, extractor hoods, a solvent purifier and an ultra-pure nitrogen gas generator for local use.

Nuclear magnetic resonance:
OGER INTERNATIONAL has completed a complex installation of 10 NMR spectrometers, comprising:

  • bruker 900 mHz "wide-bore" for materials science research (metals, polymers, semi-conductors, ceramics, etc...)<l/li>
  • bruker 500 mHz "super-wide-bore" for imagery

All the NMRs operate on liquid nitrogen produced on the site.

The titan cross krios transmission electron microscope is one of the most powerful microscopes in the world; enabling nanostructures to be visualised down to the angstrom level, this microscope produces three-dimensional images of molecular complexes. To protect this ultra-sensitive device, OGER INTERNATIONAL has contributed to the design of its space / environment using insulating slabs and electromagnetic screening, and supervised its installation.

Virtual visualisation:
CORNEA is an immersive virtual reality room.
Based on the "cave" prototype developed Professor Tom de Fanti at the University of Illinois in Chicago (United States).

CORNEA is one of the rare six-sided installations to use 24 digital projectors (4 per wall) t create a screen capable of reproducing a perception of the relief from flat images. A screen of 200 million pixels and a luminosity of 10,000 lumens. To supplement the immersive environment the installation is also equipped with a system of locating sensors and multi-channel sound.

High performance computing (HPC) OGER INTERNATIONAL has carried out the construction and installation of large data processing centres (data centres), and notably Shaheen, the fastest super-computer in the Middle East, designed by MAJID ALGHASLAN and his team. This IBM BLUE GENE/P, with a storage capacity of 1.9 petabytes (1015), operates at a current speed of 222 teraflops (1012), with an evolutive capacity of one PETAFLOP (1015). The installation is fireproofed by an oxygen reactive gas system designed with NOVEC.

Laboratories are dedicated to fundamental research into semi-conductive nanostructures and diodes using the super-continuum phenomenon (non-linear optics). To protect the users and the research, the rooms containing the lasers and other optical instruments are protected by specific curtains capable of retaining a power of 200W/cm2.

A research greenhouse of 3260m2 has also been constructed, with natural shading and ventilation devices managed by an automatic system designed with argus controls.

This innovative project was developed with the National University of Singapore. Operating with seawater as the source, the salts are adsorbed on the principle of cold adsorption, the water vapours condensed to obtain soft water, and the solar energy is used to create the heat source essential for this experimental project.