King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has chosen Egis, a prominent international engineering, consulting, and operating firm, to offer project and construction management consultancy (PMCM) services. Egis will oversee the design and construction of coral nurseries for the Reefscape Restoration initiative. Spearheaded by KAUST’s advanced technologies and innovations, the project aims to expedite and improve coral reef restoration, bolstering the resilience of the Red Sea coral for future generations in Saudi Arabia.
This ambitious effort will include a comprehensive approach to coral conservation through protection, enhancement, and restoration, supported by a robust habitat enhancement programme.
Under this deal, Egis will play a pivotal role in the construction of the two main facilities: the Primary Coral Nursery (PCN) and the Development Coral Nursery (DCN). These facilities are integral to the restoration of priority sites within the identified 100-hectare area.
The PCN, with a capacity to grow up to 400,000 corals annually, will serve as a cornerstone for the initiative. Simultaneously, the DCN, planned to be commissioned in the first quarter of 2024 will act as a temporary facility, accelerating coral growth and personnel training, and will also be a testing ground for innovative coral farming technologies.
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