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Red Sea International Airport Contract Awarded to Nesma & Partners and Almabani

Infra News - Published on Wed, 15 Jul 2020

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The Red Sea Development Company, the developer behind one of the world's most ambitious tourism initiatives, has awarded its largest value contract to date for airside infrastructure works for the destination’s international airport, set to open in 2022. The contract was awarded following a competitive tendering process to a joint venture between leading Saudi contractors Nesma & Partners Contracting Co Ltd and Almabani General Contractors, both of whom have a strong track record for delivering similar projects in the region. The contract covers the essential construction of airside infrastructure works, including the design and building of a Code F Runway 3,700 meters, Code B Seaplane Runway, Parallel & Link taxiways and pavement works, Aeronautical Navigational Aids, Aerodrome Ground Lighting, Airside utilities, helipads, roads and associated buildings.

The design contract for the airport was awarded to Foster + Partners in October 2019. Its architecture is informed by the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape and represents the vision of The Red Sea Project. Land levelling work is already underway to prepare the airport for development and the project remains on schedule to support TRSDC plans to welcome the first guests to the destination by the end of 2022.

The schematic design stage NOC was received from the General Authority of Civil Aviation earlier this year. The location of Red Sea International Airport was accepted along with its airside master plan, and its orientation of 15/33, was approved. Additionally, GACA approved the conceptual airspace and aeronautical studies that draw the approach path for flights bound for the airport, domestically and internationally.

Once complete, the airport will serve an estimated one million tourists per year catering to both domestic and international flights. Envisaged as a unique and iconic airport, it will provide an unforgettable aviation experience for travellers and guests. In addition to the dedicated airport, the first phase of the development includes sixteen hotels offering 3,000 hotel rooms across five islands and two inland sites, as well as commercial, retail and leisure facilities and other infrastructure.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Wed, 15 Jul 2020
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