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28 Jun 2021


Red Sea Global becomes one of the first Middle Eastern developers to achieve certification for quality management


28 Jun 2021


  • The company has been awarded ISO 9001: 2015, the highest level international certification in quality management systems for design and construction of real estate assets.

Riyadh, (28 June 2021): Red Sea Global (formerly known as TRSDC), the developer behind the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project, is one of the first companies in the Middle East to achieve the ISO 9001:2015 certification for quality management for design and construction of assets.

Bureau Veritas, the world-leading testing, inspection, and certification company, conducted an audit on TRSDC’s approach to design and construction. It awarded RSG the ISO 9001:2015 certification in recognition of its excellent quality management systems, which enable the company to deliver robust projects to the highest international standards.


"Developing a quality management system quickly has been critical as we deliver a multi-billion-dollar giga project from the foundations up. Building a robust delivery system is a journey, and we believe we are on the right path, demonstrated by this remarkable achievement in becoming one of the first companies in the region awarded this certification."
Said John Pagano, Group CEO of RSG.


RSG’s quality management systems have been under development since the inception of the company in 2018. RSG has continued to improve its approach, integrating its construction management platforms across the business allowing for greater oversight on various projects from the planning, design, and construction stages.

This has allowed RSG to identify issues more rapidly, improve workflows and automate with best-in-class technology. The approach is unique for a development of this scale and size, and a major contributor to RSG’s success.

Ian Williamson, Chief Projects Delivery Officer at RSG, said: “From the outset, we embarked on creating policies, plans, procedures, processes, workflows and forms for everything we do in the realm of Project Delivery; planning, design, procurement, construction, health, safety and environmental management and project controls. Having tested, validated and refined these procedures manually for 18 months, we engaged Enstoa to support the automation of our tailored approach to quality assurance and quality control.”

“This certification is a tribute to the considerable efforts made to integrate quality systems across all platforms within project delivery. We wanted the certification to evidence we have quality management policies, processes and procedures that are best in class and we intend to remain agile and continuously improve systems based on lessons learned,” he added.

Most real estate developers rely on consultants to manage their quality systems, processes, and procedures, however, RSG created and managed its own quality management systems. This certification was earned through its commitment to quality control and assurance to deliver first class projects, which led to the company being the first to achieve this accreditation in the region.

Muhammad Haris, Certificate Business Line Manager - Bureau Veritas, said: “The purpose of the ISO 9001 certification process is to help companies develop a robust Quality Management System (QMS) that drives continual improvement. We are pleased to award RSG because not only does it meet the strict criteria but can also demonstrate a serious and responsible approach to quality management systems.”

The Red Sea destination has already passed significant milestones and work is on track to welcome the first guests by the end of 2022, when the international airport and the first hotels will open. Phase one, which includes 16 hotels in total, will complete in 2023.

Upon completion in 2030, The Red Sea destination will comprise 50 resorts, offering up to 8,000 hotel rooms and more than 1,000 residential properties across 22 islands and six inland sites. The destination will also include luxury marinas, golf courses, entertainment and leisure facilities.

About Red Sea Global

Red Sea Global (RSG - is a closed joint-stock company wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) ofSaudi Arabia.

RSG is a global multi-project developer, seeking to lead the world towards a more sustainable future, showing how responsible and regenerative development can uplift communities, drive economies, and enhance the environment. The protection of natural capital is central to all development decisions, as the organization seeks to create abetter future for all.

A cornerstone of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 ambition to diversify its economy, RSG is playing a key role in transforming the nation, by creating exciting opportunities for young Saudi talent and the private sector, as it develops built assets and destinations across multiple sectors that make a positive impact for people and planet.

RSG is the visionary company behind some of the world’s most ambitious development ventures, including luxury regenerative tourism destinations such as The Red Sea and AMAALA.

Across its portfolio, RSG leverages the most innovative concepts, strategies, and technologies to deliver projects that actively enhance the wellbeing of customers, communities, and environments.

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