Mammoet to install futuristic structures in the Red Sea
The Red Sea Development Company has selected Mammoet for transport and installation of 73 prefabricated villas, for the Sheybarah Island Resort.
The luxury marine ecotourism resort on Sheybarah island, in the south east of the archipelago on the Red Sea, is being built as part of the Red Sea Project. These villas will account for 73 of the 8,000 hotel rooms currently being built across 22 islands and 6 inland sites in the area, as part of the Red Sea Project, an ambitious luxury regenerative tourism project within Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.
Designed by Dubai-based architectural firm Killa Design, the reflective stainless steel exterior of these uniquely shaped villas, is meant to minimise the visual impact of the architecture by reflecting the natural surroundings. They are currently being manufactured offsite by Grankraft Industries in Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates. These ‘overwater orbs’ each weigh 150 tonnes.
Under the scope of the contract, signed in Umluj, Saudi Arabia on Monday, May 16, 2022, Mammoet has been commissioned by The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) for factory to foundation transport and installation. More specifically, this entails the delivery of the 73 prefabricated structures from Grankraft’s yard to the resort site, and installing them onto their foundations both on the beach and over water.
Sheybarah Resort is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certified off grid, zero energy, zero water development. The resort and its desalination plant will be solar powered, in line with the Red Sea Project sustainability goals. 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.”