The Red Sea Development Company signs contract to begin infrastructure development at its employee village
Contracting & Construction Enterprises Ltd to design and build infrastructure of the Coastal Village, which is set to house around 14,000 people
Riyadh, (12 April 2021): The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project, has awarded the contract to design and build infrastructure at its Coastal Village to Saudi firm Contracting & Construction Enterprises Ltd (CCE). The Village will be home to around 14,000 people who will eventually work at the destination.
CCE, an engineering procurement and construction firm based in Riyadh, is responsible for developing the Village’s local infrastructure, which is designed to minimize its carbon footprint. CCE will also construct a network of paths and walkways, as well as the earthworks and utility hub buildings structure.
Our Coastal Village will soon be home for the employees who will operate the destination, as well as their families. We want our residents to be as comfortable at The Red Sea Project as the guests who visit us, which is why we’re developing a liveable and sustainable community in which they can live, work and relax,
said John Pagano, CEO of TRSDC.
“We’re creating a new resort village and CCE is aligned with our commitment to creating this eco-friendly community, making them the perfect partner for this project.”
To meet TRSDC’s ambitious sustainability standards CCE will be responsible for establishing a circulation network to connect the Village that prioritizes walking, cycling, and a fleet of electric buggies and service vehicles. The Coastal Village will not be accessible by regular vehicles and instead rely on a network of roads and paths built for sustainable travel.
This will be supplemented by energy-efficient LED street lighting and illuminated signages that will comply with the Red Sea Dark Sky guidelines. Lighting controls are provided to ensure that lighting is switched off during times when there is adequate daylight available or no one is around.
The contract also covers the construction of utility hubs, a potable water network, a firefighting water network, an irrigation network, and a sewerage network.
Khaled Al Nabet, Chairman of CCE, said: “It is an exciting challenge to design and build new infrastructure for this new residential village, and to do that while meeting the ambitious sustainability targets set by TRSDC. Our designs have been developed to ensure we play our role in creating the world’s first truly regenerative tourism destination, and to lay a solid foundation for the success of future work.”
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank His Majesty, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Crown Prince for supporting Saudi companies and enabling them to share in this world-class project. We are ready to do our part in meeting the ambitions of Vision 2030,” he added.
The Coastal Village will include high-quality amenities including restaurants and cafes, supermarkets, recreational facilities, cinemas, a hospital and school, beachfront club and associated facilities, and other support and civic buildings.
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 international airport and the first hotels will open. The Coastal Village will become home to its first residents by the second quarter of 2021.
Upon completion in 2030, The Red Sea Project 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 marinas, championship 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 tourism destination that will set new standards in sustainable development and position Saudi Arabia on the global tourism map.
The project will be 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 islands. The destination also features mountain canyons, dormant volcanoes, and ancient cultural and heritage sites. The destination will include hotels, residential properties, leisure, commercial and entertainment amenities, as well as supporting infrastructure that emphasizes renewable energy and water conservation and re-use.
Activity for the first phase of development, which focuses on enabling the infrastructure to support future work, is well underway. A marine infrastructure contract awarded in July 2019 includes the construction of a 3.3 km crossing to Shurayrah (the main hub) and development has begun at the Coastal Village, which will be home to around 14,000 people who will work at the destination.
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