Mammoet to transport and install prefab villas for Saudi Red Sea project

Staff Report,

14 Aug 2022

The Red Sea Development Company appoints heavy lifting and transport provider for factory-to-foundation transport and installation of 73 prefabricated structures at Sheybarah Island Resort

Saudi Arabia’s The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has signed on Mammoet for the transport and installation of prefabricated villas for its Sheybarah Island Resort project.

The global engineered heavy lifting and transport services provider will offer ‘factory to foundation’ transport and installation of 73 prefabricated villas at the resort, a key part of the Red Sea Project in the Kingdom, said a statement from Mammoet.

The agreement was signed between the two parties in Umluj, Saudi Arabia, for the 73-key hyper luxury resort on Sheybarah island, part of the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project, said Mammoet. The island is located in the southeast of the archipelago on the Red Sea, and is home to a highly diverse environment “with mangroves, white sand dune beaches and some of the most beautiful and pristine coral reefs in the world hosting many species of fish and other marine animals”, the statement added.

The resort, designed by Dubai-based architectural firm Killa Design, comprises uniquely shaped overwater and beach villas, main buildings, F&B buildings and other facilities. The approach to the facade design was to minimise visual impact of the architecture on the environment by employing a highly reflective polished stainless-steel cladding that reflects the natural surroundings: the ocean, the sky, sand dunes and the reef below.

The villas are being manufactured offsite by metal production specialist Grankraft Industries in Sharjah, UAE. Under the scope of the contract, Mammoet is commissioned to deliver 73 prefabricated villas from Grankraft’s yard to the site and install them onto their foundations on the beach and over water.

Jack van den Brink, managing director for Mammoet Middle East and Africa, said: “We are very excited at the opportunity to work with The Red Sea Development Company and support them with the construction of the most spectacular and most sustainable hotels in the world.

“Having handled a wide range of projects in the Kingdom for over 40 years, we remain committed to accommodate the growing number of projects there and bringing our global engineered heavy lifting and transport expertise.”

John Pagano, CEO of TRSDC, said: “This partnership is testament to our commitment to remain at the forefront of delivering sustainable infrastructure through specialised engineering at the Red Sea. A shared vision to do better and set new global standards is essential as we develop world-class destinations and more specifically our unique resort on Sheybarah Island.”

The statement added that the Sheybarah Resort is a LEED Platinum off grid, zero energy, zero water development that promotes sustainable design in every aspect of its environment, to ultimately create a hospitality benchmark for regenerative developments. It is powered by a centralised solar farm and fresh water is supplied from a solar powered desalination plant. The recycling of waste material takes place on the island which minimises the need to bring or remove materials from or to the island.

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