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Red Sea Global signs contract to begin infrastructure development at its Turtle Bay


12 Apr 2021


Red Sea Global signs contract to begin infrastructure development at its Turtle Bay


12 Apr 2021


Contracting & Construction Enterprises Ltd to design and build infrastructure of the Turtle Bay, which is set to house around 14,000 people

Riyadh, (12 April 2021): Red Sea Global RSG (formerly known as TRSDC) , the developer behind the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project, has awarded the contract to design and build infrastructure at its Turtle Bay to Saudi firm Contracting & Construction Enterprises Ltd (CCE). The Village will be home to around 14,000 people who will eventually work at the destination.

CCE, an engineering procurement and construction firm based in Riyadh, is responsible for developing the Village’s local infrastructure, which is designed to minimize its carbon footprint. CCE will also construct a network of paths and walkways, as well as the earthworks and utility hub buildings structure.

Our Turtle Bay will soon be home for the employees who will operate the destination, as well as their families. We want our residents to be as comfortable at The Red Sea Project as the guests who visit us, which is why we’re developing a liveable and sustainable community in which they can live, work and relax,

Said John Pagano, Group CEO of RSG.

“We’re creating a new resort village and CCE is aligned with our commitment to creating this eco-friendly community, making them the perfect partner for this project.”

To meet RSG’s ambitious sustainability standards CCE will be responsible for establishing a circulation network to connect the Village that prioritizes walking, cycling, and a fleet of electric buggies and service vehicles. The Turtle Bay will not be accessible by regular vehicles and instead rely on a network of roads and paths built for sustainable travel.

This will be supplemented by energy-efficient LED street lighting and illuminated signages that will comply with the Red Sea Dark Sky guidelines. Lighting controls are provided to ensure that lighting is switched off during times when there is adequate daylight available or no one is around.

The contract also covers the construction of utility hubs, a potable water network, a firefighting water network, an irrigation network, and a sewerage network.


Khaled Al Nabet, Chairman of CCE, said: “It is an exciting challenge to design and build new infrastructure for this new residential village, and to do that while meeting the ambitious sustainability targets set by RSG. Our designs have been developed to ensure we play our role in creating the world’s first truly regenerative tourism destination, and to lay a solid foundation for the success of future work.”

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank His Majesty, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Crown Prince for supporting Saudi companies and enabling them to share in this world-class project. We are ready to do our part in meeting the ambitions of Vision 2030,” he added.

The Turtle Bay will include high-quality amenities including restaurants and cafes, supermarkets, recreational facilities, cinemas, a hospital and school, beachfront club and associated facilities, and other support and civic buildings.

The Red Sea Project 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. The Turtle Bay will become home to its first residents by the second quarter of 2021.

Upon completion in 2030, The Red Sea Project 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 marinas, championship 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) of Saudi Arabia. It is a vertically integrated real estate developer with a diverse portfolio across tourism, residential, experiences, infrastructure, transport, healthcare, and services. This includes the luxury regenerative tourism destinations The Red Sea, which began welcoming guests in 2023, and AMAALA, which remains on track to welcome first guests in 2025. A third destination, Thuwal Private Retreat, will open this year, and RSG has also been entrusted with refurbishment works at Al Wajh Airport, focused on upgrading the existing terminal and infrastructure, and building a new international terminal. RSG is a cornerstone of Saudi Arabia’s ambition to diversify its economy. Across its growing portfolio of destinations, subsidiaries, and businesses, RSG seeks to lead the world towards a more sustainable future, showing how responsible development can uplift communities, drive economies, and enhance the environment.

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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