The project is being developed under the PPP model by a consortium led by Acwa Power
Red Sea Global (RSG) has appointed ILF Consulting Engineers as an independent engineer for the implementation phase of a major carbon-neutral utility system in Saudi Arabia.
According to RSG, the project is being developed under the PPP model by a consortium led by leading Saudi utility developer Acwa Power, and is estimated to cost approximately US $1.5bn.
Once complete, the project will provide renewable power, potable water, wastewater treatment, district cooling as well as solid waste treatment services for 16 hotels, an international airport and the infrastructure that make up Phase One of The Red Sea destination in Saudi Arabia.
ILF Consulting Engineers continues its advisory to Red Sea Global as the Saudi PIF unit embarks on this ambitious journey, said a spokesperson.
In mid November 2022, a MoU between Partanna and Red Sea Global was signed that will see the firms explore carbon-negative concrete developments, and in late January 2023, RSG awarded a $266mn contract to AL-AYUNI for first phase of development at Amaala.
He added, “The extension of our involvement in this landmark development is seen as both an expression of trust as well as a mandate to continue delivering engineering excellence through our integrated team comprising ILF Consulting Engineers in Saudi Arabia, Austria, Germany and Polska.”
RSG said that the renewable energy for the project will be provided through a solar PV plant with a 340MW capacity, as well as a 1,200MW BESS (battery energy storage system), and an internal combustion engine of 108.98MW capacity.
Around 32,500cu/m of potable water per day will be provided through a seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant, while its district cooling capacity will around 32,500 RT.
ILF was the technical advisor during the tendering stage of the PPP scheme, which resulted in a utilities concession agreement, the statement concluded.
In late March 2023, RSG awarded the contracts for Amaala’s Marina Village.