Saudi’s TRSDC, Averda to manage construction waste sustainably at The Red Sea project – MEP MiddleEast

SourceMEP Middle East
SectorReal Estate
CountrySaudi Arabia

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) — the developer of the kingdom’s 28,000km2 The Red Sea Project — and international waste and recycling firm Averda will handle all forms of waste generated during the construction of Phase 1 of the gigaproject through the recently opened integrated and environmentally friendly waste management facility at the site. Averda was chosen to establish and manage construction waste, prioritising sustainability and innovation to meet The Red Sea Development Company’s ambitious goal of ‘zero waste to landfill’. Phase 1 of the gigaproject will see the construction of 16 luxury hotels across five islands and two inland resorts, providing more than 3,000 hotel rooms. The gigaproject will also include a new international airport, a yacht marina, leisure and lifestyle facilities, as well as supporting logistics and utilities infrastructure, including more than 80km of new roads. All forms of waste generated by this enormous undertaking have been considered in the design of the waste system.  The tonnes of rubble, rock, and concrete generated by the construction of the foundations, buildings and infrastructure are sorted and treated by special machinery which transforms them into smaller particles. These are then being reused for other purposes such as aggregate for building roads. The workforce more...