AMAALA awards excavation, earthworks contract at Triple Bay Marina
Hasan Al-Harbi Corp (HASCO) deployed a team of 90 to manage the excavation of the ultra-luxury destination's marina basin
Saudi Arabia’s 3,800km2 AMAALA gigaproject, which is led by the Crown Prince HRH Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud-led Public Investment Fund (PIF), has awarded the contract for excavation, backfilling, and earthworks at Triple Bay Marina to Duba-based startup, Hasan Al-Harbi Corp (HASCO).
HASCO has deployed a team of 90 across project to manage the excavation of its marina basin, as part of the contract, a value for which has not been revealed.
Previously, HASCO was responsible for overseeing the installation of critical infrastructure, including access roads, and the construction of on-site offices, following the initial preparation works across the AMAALA site.
Speaking about the contract award, Nicholas Naples, CEO of AMAALA, said that being a Duba-based firm, HASCO possessed the required knowledge and expertise of the local market. “The appointment of the HASCO team for the earthworks of Triple Bay’s marina also furthers our commitment to support Saudi Arabian companies and contribution to employment within Saudi Arabia,” Naples added.
AMAALA’s environmental team, which has been overseeing all stages of development, will continue to ensure that work is being carried out in line with the project’s sustainability and environmental guidelines.
Once developed, Triple Bay’s marina basin will overlook the Red Sea, while the marina basin will form part of AMAALA’s yachting portfolio.
According to AMAALA, a lack of infrastructure has prevented the growth of luxury yachting for domestic and international visitors. With the development of the Triple Bay Marina, the gigaproject aims to cultivate and lead the yachting culture in the Middle East.
Hassan Al Harbi, managing director of HASCO said that in the initial establishment stages AMAALA has used the company’s marine, logistics, and hospitality services.
Triple Bay’s marina basin will provide secure berthing for more than 300 yachts, in addition to featuring facilities for vessels of up to 140-metres, with floating docks.
Meanwhile, covered onshore storage will allow residents to give yachts year-round protection, while the event docks in the regatta marina offer unparalleled facilities for international races and regattas.