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TRSDC Secures ISO Certification for Quality Management

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project in Saudi Arabia, has become one of the first companies in the Middle East to achieve the ISO 9001:2015 certification for quality management for design and construction of assets.


It won the certification from Bureau Veritas, the world-leading testing, inspection, and certification company, in recognition of its excellent quality management systems, which enable the company to deliver robust projects to the highest international standards.


"Developing a quality management system quickly has been critical as we deliver a multi-billion-dollar giga project from the foundations up. Building a robust delivery system is a journey, and we believe we are on the right path, demonstrated by this remarkable achievement in becoming one of the first company’s in the region awarded this certification,” said John Pagano, CEO of TRSDC.


Bureau Veritas handed over the certification after conducting an audit on TRSDC’s approach to design and construction.


The Saudi developer's quality management systems have been under development since the inception of the company in 2018. It has continued to improve its approach, integrating its construction management platforms across the business allowing for greater oversight on various projects from the planning, design, and construction stages.


This has allowed TRSDC to identify issues more rapidly, improve workflows and automate with best-in-class technology. The approach is unique for a development of this scale and size, and a major contributor to TRSDC’s success.


Chief Projects Delivery Officer Ian Williamson said: "From the outset, we embarked on creating policies, plans, procedures, processes, workflows and forms for everything we do in the realm of Project Delivery; planning, design, procurement, construction, health, safety and environmental management and project controls."


"Having tested, validated and refined these procedures manually for 18 months, we engaged Enstoa to support the automation of our tailored approach to quality assurance and quality control," he stated.


Muhammad Haris, Certificate Business Line Manager (Bureau Veritas) said: "The purpose of the ISO 9001 certification process is to help companies develop a robust Quality Management System (QMS) that drives continual improvement."


"We are pleased to award TRSDC because not only does it meet the strict criteria but can also demonstrate a serious and responsible approach to quality management systems," he added.


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. Phase one, which includes 16 hotels in total, will complete in 2023.


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 luxury marinas, golf courses, entertainment and leisure facilities.


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