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The Red Sea Development Company Gains Global Certification for Excellence in Information Security Management

Tuesday, 14.12.2021

 

The company has been awarded the ISO 27001 certification, a globally recognized standard for information security management systems

 

Riyadh, (14 December 2021): The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project, has been awarded the prestigious ISO 270001:2013 for its esteemed information security management system and compliance with national and international standards.

SGS, a world-leading testing, inspection and certification company has conducted an audit and examined TRSDC’s systems, internal frameworks, and processes to ensure adherence to best practices and standards of internal and effective management of information security in construction organizations.

TRSDC was awarded the ISO 27001:2013 for successfully establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continuously improving its information security management system, as well as efficiently assessing and treating information security risks that could affect the business.

 

This is a great result for TRSDC and demonstrates yet again how we are leading the way as we develop world-class tourist destinations in the Kingdom. Maintaining state-of-the-art security across our projects is of the upmost importance to us, and we’re committed to evolving our own systems and sharing any knowledge gained with the industry, both here in the Kingdom and further afield,



said John Pagano, CEO of TRSDC.

TRSDC has been committed to achieving excellent information security practices since the inception of the company in 2017 and has been developing its processes ever since. By adopting a globally recognized information security management standard (ISMS), TRSDC has ensured that security is part of company culture and resilience to cyber threats is strengthened. 

“This certification is an important achievement for TRSDC and demonstrates our dedication to ensuring strong information security across the company. The certification is also a testament to the hard work and talent within our cyber security team, which has grown significantly over the past two years and will continue to go from strength to strength,” said Sultan Moraished, Chief Information Security Officer of TRSDC. 

Earlier this year, TRSDC became the first asset owner in the world to achieve the prestigious BIM Project Kitemark for its digital project delivery and adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) aligned to ISO19650, awarded by the British Standards Institution (BSI).

The organization also became one of the first companies in the Middle East to achieve the ISO 9001:2015 certification for quality management for design and construction of assets, and was awarded ISO31000:2018 certification, the International Organization for Standardization’s highest available standard in risk management.

The Red Sea Project has already passed significant milestones and work is on track to welcome the first guests by the end of 2022, when the first hotels will open. Phase one, which includes 16 hotels in total, will complete in 2023.

Upon completion in 2030, TRSP will comprise 50 resorts, offering up to 8,000 hotel rooms and more than 1,000 residential properties across 22 islands and six inland sites. The destination will also include an international airport, luxury marinas, golf courses, entertainment, and leisure facilities.

 

About The Red Sea Development Company

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC - www.theredsea.sa) is a closed joint-stock company wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia. TRSDC was established to drive the development of The Red Sea Project, a luxury, regenerative tourism destination that will set new standards in sustainable development and position Saudi Arabia on the global tourism map.

The project is being developed over 28,000 km2 of pristine lands and waters along Saudi Arabia’s west coast and includes a vast archipelago of more than 90 pristine islands. The destination also features sweeping desert dunes, mountain canyons, dormant volcanoes, and ancient cultural and heritage sites. It is designed to include hotels, residential properties, leisure, commercial and entertainment amenities, as well as supporting infrastructure that emphasizes renewable energy and water conservation and re-use, as well as a circular waste management system to achieve zero waste to landfill.

Activity for the first phase of development is well underway and is on track to be completed by the end of 2023. The project has surpassed significant milestones, with over 700 contracts signed to date, worth over SAR 20B ($5bn).

The 100-hectare Landscape Nursery, which will provide approximately 25 million plants for The Red Sea Project and AMAALA, is now fully operational. There are more than 10,000 workers currently on-site and 80km of new roads are now complete, including the new airport road, to better connect the destination. The Construction Village is now open and development is progressing well at the Coastal Village, which will be home to around 14,000 people who will eventually work at the destination.