The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) 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 signage 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 fire-fighting 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.”