Firms to undertake a major ground-work and consultancy for the Coastal Village
The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has awarded HUTA Hegerfield and Saudconsulting Services (Saudconsult) contracts to undertake a major ground-work improvement project for the Coastal Village at its Red Sea Project site.
Saudi construction firm HUTA Hegerfield has been tasked with land raising and ground improvement for the 1.5 million sqm Coastal Village area. Once completed it will comprise corporate offices, housing and high-end facilities and house the workers, staff and management of The Red Sea Project.
The offices are scheduled for completion by Q2 2020 with the buildings set to accommodate 500 people and provide supporting amenities including a 160-seat restaurant and 100-seat auditorium. The Village will also provide temporary housing for 25,000 workers who will be building the infrastructure and assets.
Saudconsult, meanwhile, will provide construction supervision consultancy services and oversee the delivery of design and construction while, “observing and monitoring the quality of all construction works, to guarantee that all works are fit for the intended purpose”.“We’re very pleased to award these contracts to HUTA Hegerfield and Saudconsult. With their in-depth knowledge and local expertise, both are extremely well placed to work with us on this project,” said John Pagano, CEO of The Red Sea Development Company.“The Coastal Village will be home to 14,000 employees from The Red Sea Project community when the first phase of the destination opens and we will provide the highest quality accommodation and a wide range of facilities, whilst meeting our own stringent environmental standards. Partnering with HUTA Hegerfield and Saudconsult will help us meet these ambitions.”
In a statement, TRSDC explained that HUTA Hegerfield will transport 2.6 million cubic metres of fill by extracting soil and other material from a nearby hill to raise the ground at the Coastal Village site to 3.52m above sea level. The project is expected to take five months to complete and will use dynamic compaction or rapid impact compaction techniques to improve the existing soil around the Coastal Village.
“To meet TRSDC’s strict sustainability targets the ground improvement work includes measures to reduce the environmental impact for both the land and sea. This includes minimising the underwater noise impact on marine life, and restoration of the hill.
TRSDC also recently that the construction of its 1 km2 landscape nursery, a 3.3 km crossing to a hub island and 10,000 residential units for construction workers were underway.