CW In Focus | Saudi Arabia's The Red Sea Project progresses in 2019

Weekly CW bulletin explores how the PIF-backed gigaproject has grown this year, and what lies ahead for the scheme

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince HRH Mohammed Bin Salman, through the Public Investment Fund, is driving gigaproject development in the kingdom. Construction has progressed on one such scheme, The Red Sea Project, in 2019.

In February 2019, it was revealed that pre-construction work has started on the 28,000km2 The Red Sea Project, with the enabling stage of the scheme set to deploy modular and prefabricated engineering techniques.

The project’s ‘Base Camp’ marks the first of “numerous enabling works” that will be implemented in 2019 to deliver essential infrastructure for the scheme, according to The Red Sea Development Company, or TRSDC, which is wholly owned by Saudi sovereign wealth fund PIF.

Sixty people were living and working within Base Camp at the time, with this number including project and construction managers, government affairs specialists, and health, safety, and environment specialists.

In this video, Construction Week's editor, Neha Bhatia, outlines how The Red Sea Project has progressed in 2019, and what to expect from the Saudi Arabian construction project in the months to come.

All footage in this video is courtesy of The Red Sea Development Company. This video is brought to you in association with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa).

Construction Week In Focus is a twice-weekly bulletin of the Middle East's top news from the real estate development and contracting sectors. The series is hosted on Construction Week's YouTube channel, alongside weekly series published by its sister titles. The latter includes MEP Engineered by MEP Middle EastFM Live by facilities management Middle East, and Heavy Metal by PMV Middle East.

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