Saudi Arabia’s The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project, the 28,000km2 The Red Sea Project, has secured the ISO 9001:2015 certification for quality management for design and construction of assets.
Bureau Veritas, a testing, inspection, and certification company, conducted an audit on TRSDC’s approach to design and construction and awarded the company the ISO 9001: 2015 certification 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.
Since its inception in 2018, TRSDC’s quality management systems have been under development. The developer has continued to improve its approach, integrating its construction management platforms to constantly check on projects from the planning, design, and construction stages. This has helped the developer to identify issues more rapidly, improve workflows and automate with technology.
Commenting on the ISO certification, Ian Williamson, Chief Projects Delivery Officer at TRSDC, 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.”
“This certification is a tribute to the considerable efforts made to integrate quality systems across all platforms within project delivery. We wanted the certification to evidence we have quality management policies, processes and procedures that are best in class and we intend to remain agile and continuously improve systems based on lessons learned,” he added.
TRSDC attained the certification through its commitment to quality control and assurance to deliver first class projects, which led to the company being the first to achieve this accreditation in the region.
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.”
This article was originally published in Construction Week. Image courtesy of Construction Week.