The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), developer of Saudi Arabia’s The Red Sea Project, has awarded a contract to AlFalah Ready Mix for the supply of structural low-carbon concrete, which is manufactured utilising recycled raw materials, to meet existing and upcoming project demand while adhering to its environmental sustainability goals.
According to the developer, approximately 700,000m3 of concrete will be required for the initial construction work at the destination, which includes accommodation for 10,000 workers, a management hotel, residential buildings, utilities, and infrastructure.
The contract is the first of two that TRSDC is planning to award for the production and supply of concrete for its landmark project.
Commenting on the agreement, chief executive officer of TRSDC, John Pagano, said: “TRSDC is leading the way in the use of green concrete for destination-scale development. This material, which has been developed with a low carbon footprint and manufactured utilising recycled raw materials, will be key to achieving our ambitious sustainability targets.”
Sharing his thoughts on the deal, chairman of Al Falah Ready Mix, Zayed AlFalah, said: “We take great pride in being associated with The Red Sea Project, not only because of the size and scale of the development work, but also because of TRSDC’s strict sustainability and environment preservation targets.”
AlFalah added: “We look forward to leveraging our experience and expertise, built over the past 20 years. We will be producing structural grade concrete that is designed to withstand up to 100 years of weather conditions in the region.”
TRSDC is developing Saudi Arabia’s flagship international tourism destination – The Red Sea project’s sustainability targets include a 100% reliance on renewable energy, a total ban on single-use plastics, and complete carbon neutrality in the destination’s operations.