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TRSDC awards Coastal Village deals to Huta Hegerfield, Saudconsult

Land raising and ground improvement work to be implemented within The Red Sea Project's 150ha village

The Red Sea Project.
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The Red Sea Project.

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), developer of Saudi Arabia's The Red Sea Project, has awarded contracts for ground improvement works at its Coastal Village to Huta Hegerfield and Saudconsulting Services (Saudconsult).

Huta Hegerfield’s contract involves land raising and ground improvement for the 150ha Coastal Village area, which will house workers, management staff, and other employees of The Red Sea Project, as well as corporate offices, housing, and supporting facilities.

Saudconsult’s contract includes construction supervision consultancy services to ensure all elements of the design and construction remain on schedule, as well as monitoring the quality of all construction works.

To raise the ground at the Coastal Village site to 3.52m above sea level, Huta Hegerfield will transport 2.6 million m3 of fill by extracting soil and other material from a nearby hill.

In addition to raising the land, a process of ground improvement, known as dynamic compaction or rapid impact compaction, will also be deployed to improve the existing soil around the Coastal Village.

Measures to reduce the environmental impact for both the land and the sea are in place, and will focus on minimising the underwater noise impact on marine life, and restoration of the hill.

Project works are due to commence in September 2019 and complete in five months, according to a TRSDC statement. 

Ground improvement has already been completed in a small area of the Coastal Village set aside for corporate offices, and construction is under way as part of a separate contract.

The offices are scheduled for completion by Q2 2020, and will accommodate 500 people, in addition to 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 gigaproject's infrastructure and assets.

Commenting on the contract, TRSDC's chief executive officer, John Pagano, said: “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.

“Coastal Village will be home to 14,000 employees from The Red Sea Project community when the first phase of the destination opens.”

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