AlFalah Ready Mix secures Red Sea project supply deal


Saudi-based The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has signed up Abu Dhabi group AlFalah Ready Mix to supply structural low-carbon concrete for its ambitious tourism project coming up over a 28,000 sq km area on the kingdom's west coast.

Saudi-based The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind one of the world’s most ambitious tourism projects, has awarded a contract to AlFalah Ready Mix for the supply of structural low-carbon concrete manufactured utilizing recycled raw materials to meet existing and upcoming project demand while adhering to its environmental sustainability goals.

This is the first of two contracts that the Saudi developer has awarded for the production and supply of concrete for its landmark project, said a statement from TRSDC.

Approximately 700,000 cu m 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, it stated.

TRSDC is developing Saudi Arabia’s flagship international tourism destination and is setting new standards in sustainable development.

Its sustainability targets include a 100 percent reliance on renewable energy, a total ban on single-use plastics, and complete carbon neutrality in the destination’s operations.

CEO 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," remarked the top official.

"This is an exciting partnership for TRSDC, and we hope to see this standard of sustainable development become more widespread throughout the kingdom," he added.

On the contract win, Al Falah Ready Mix Chairman 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."

Al Falah Ready Mix, he stated, was chosen based on the company’s adoption of rigorous sustainability criteria for designing, producing, transporting and placing concrete.

Its expertise in this field will play an integral role in meeting the challenging requirements for producing concrete with the lowest possible carbon footprint in a project the scale of The Red Sea’s, explained AlFalah.
 
"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," he added.-TradeArabia News Service