Bauer completes Shurayrah bridge work part of Red Sea Islands Project

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Bauer Foundation Contractors, a leading provider of services, machines and products for soil and groundwater, has completed work on the iconic bridge to Shurayrah Island, as well as two smaller bridges within the Saudi Red Sea Islands Project.

Bauer was awarded the contract to manufacture piles for the bridge by the Saudi unit of leading shipbuilders Archirodon, which was commissioned by the Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) to design and build the bridge to Shurayrah Island.

Bauer is a subsidiary of the German company Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbH. With more than 110 subsidiaries, Bauer has a worldwide network on all continents.

According to the contract, it had produced three test piles for a load test in the first phase of the project, and a total of 37 piles with a diameter of 1,300 mm for two new bridges in the second phase on land. In the third phase of the project, Bauer installed 60 piles with a diameter of 1,500 mm and 27 piles with a diameter of 1,300 mm offshore in the third phase of the project.

The TRSDC is currently developing a new recreation area around 500 kilometers north of the Saudi Arabian city, Jeddah on the Red Sea as part of the “Red Sea Islands Project,” which will combine nature, culture, and adventures.

The Bauer team was supported in the construction of 87 offshore piles by Archirodon’s custom-built floating crane and crew. “This is not an everyday place of work for us either. Above all, precision and good logistics from Archirodon are important here. The timing of the material deliveries by barge was optimal, so that the schedule could be adhered to,” said project manager Mr. Mudasser Iqbal.

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