The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), announced in a statement, awarding of its biggest value contract to date for airside infrastructure works for the destination’s international airport. The contract was awarded to a joint venture (JV) between Saudi contractors Nesma & Partners Contracting Co. Ltd (a subsidiary of NESMA Holding) and Almabani General Contractors.
The contract covers the required construction of airside infrastructure works, including the design and building of a Code F Runway 3,700 meters, Code B Seaplane Runway, Parallel & Link taxiways and pavement works, Aeronautical Navigational Aids, Aerodrome Ground Lighting, Airside utilities, helipads, roads, and included buildings.
“The Red Sea Development Company is making huge progress in the development of a world-leading destination and by awarding our biggest contract to date, we take another valuable step in this way, while showing our ongoing commitment to creating opportunities within the Saudi Arabian construction segment,” said John Pagano, CEO of The Red Sea Development Company.
This award marks the start of our exciting partnership with The Red Sea Development Company, who is on track to deliver a world-class sustainable giga-project in support of Saudi Vision 2030. We are proud to be selected to contribute to the development of the Red Sea International Airport which we believe will play a key role in the transformation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through welcoming up to one million visitors per year to the destination by 2030, said Rami Alturki, Vice Chairman & Board Member at Nesma & Partners Contracting Co. Ltd As a contracting company, Almabani has an exclusive focus on airport and infrastructure projects, and we are distinguished to serve The Red Sea Development Company, by utilizing our ability to deliver an airfield of international quality to our customer. For this project, we will mobilize our most experienced airport resources and eligible experts to ensure we meet our customer’s expectations, and we are ready for the challenging delivery period, especially during this tough sanitary crisis currently affecting the entire globe. We are proud to partner with Nesma to become key contributors to a pillar project in the Vision 2030, said Joseph Daher, CEO at Almabani General Contractors Co.
The design contract for the airport was awarded to Foster Partners in October 2019. Land leveling work is already underway to set up the airport for development and the project remains on schedule to support TRSDC plans to welcome the first guests to the destination by the end of 2022.
The entire infrastructure of The Red Sea Project, comprising its transport network, will be powered by 100% renewable energy. The eco-friendly airport design focuses on using shaded areas and natural ventilation to minimize the reliance on air conditioning.
Once complete, the airport will serve an estimated one million tourists per year catering to both domestic and international flights. In addition to the dedicated airport, the first phase of the development comprises sixteen (16) hotels offering 3,000 hotel rooms across five 5 islands and two 2 inland sites, as well as commercial, retail and leisure facilities, and other infrastructure.