Red Sea starts work on Saudi labour complex
Riyadh, July 1, 2013
Saudi-based Red Sea Housing Services Company has begun work on a labour camp complex, which on completion, will accommodate 9,000 employees of a Korean company working on the second phase of the refinery’s expansion.
A key provider of high-profile modular housing solutions for companies specializing in oil and gas and mining sectors, Red Sea Housing operates three factories located in Jubail area of the kingdom, Jebel Ali in Dubai and Accra in Ghana.
Saudi Arabia is currently developing a number of economic cities collectively worth around SR229 billion ($61 billion), said a statement from the company.
Key projects in oil and gas sector worth SR139 billion and mining and mineral developments projected to cost SR44.63 billion in 2020 add to the Kingdom’s dynamic construction mix, it stated.
According to the Saudi developer, such activities were driving demand for industrial labour camps to accommodate the huge workforce involved.
"One major project that requires an expansive workers’ accommodation to support its operations is the expansion of a 12.14 sq km oil refinery in Rabigh on the shores of Red Sea. Managed by Petro Rabigh, the plant is the world’s largest integrated oil refinery and petrochemical production facility," it stated.
Commenting on the win, Red Sea Housing said it had emerged as a preferred builder of labour accommodations owing to its vast expertise in constructing labor camps and its ability to cater to all the requirements of the tenants, including electricity, fresh water, waste-water treatments, food, laundry service and recreation centers.-TradeArabia News Service