The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind the ambitious The Red Sea Development tourism project in Saudi Arabia, has announced the awarding of a contract to AlFalah Ready Mix for the supply of structural low carbon concrete, manufactured by utilising recycled raw materials to meet existing and upcoming project demand, while still adhering to environmental sustainability goals.

In a statement, TRSDC said that AlFalah Ready Mix was chosen because of its adoption of rigorous sustainability criteria for designing, producing, transporting and placing concrete. Their expertise in this field will be integral in helping TRSDC meeting the challenging requirements for producing concrete with the lowest possible carbon footprint for a project of this scale.

“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 utilizing recycled raw materials, will be key to achieving our ambitious sustainability targets,” said John Pagano, CEO, The Red Sea Development Company.

“This is an exciting partnership for TRSDC, and we hope to see this standard of sustainable development become more widespread throughout the Kingdom.”

“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,” said Zayed AlFalah, Chairman of Al Falah Ready Mix.

“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.”

Approximately 700,000 m3 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.

The contract is the first of two contracts that TRSDC is planning to award for the production and supply of concrete for its landmark project.

Amongst the sustainability targets for the massive tourism project is a 100% reliance on renewable energy, a total ban on single-use plastics, and complete carbon neutrality in the destination’s operations, the developer said.