Red Sea Airport set to deploy new airfield and gate systems

ADB SAFEGATE aims to help the hub reach its 2030 vision to contribute to the country’s economy

Integrated solutions firm, ADB SAFEGATE, has been selected to deploy its airfield and gate systems – including energy efficient lights and lighting control and monitoring systems – at the new Red Sea International Airport.  

The equipment has been chosen so that it can integrate with future systems, supporting the hub’s future expansion plans.  

Red Sea International Airport
Photo Red Sea International Airport

The CAT II airfield ground lighting (AGL) solution is set to be provided to the airport by the company, with almost 3,000 LED lights and guidance signs incorporated into the platform. Additionally, it also plans to implement its ‘Safedock T1 A-VDGS’ – helping to support pilots with safe automated aircraft parking throughout all conditions.  

Alongside this, the firm has also offered its constant current regulators (CCRs) to Red Sea International, which have been designed to supply power to airport lighting series circuits whilst operating at different intensity levels.  

The Saudi Arabian hub is part of the Red Sea Project, which aims to diversify the region’s economy by providing solutions to attract tourists as part of its 2030 plan. Integrated into this is the promotion of sustainable tourism, which hopes to double the number of annual visitors to 100 million over the next nine years.  

“Our vision is to provide a next-generation, unique travel experience using revolutionary design and technology,” said Ian Williamson, chief projects delivery officer at the Red Sea Development Company. “The airport is designed to reach a capacity of a million passengers by 2030 and is conceived as a gateway to one of the most unique resorts in the world – The Red Sea Project. 

“Scalable, future-ready solutions and global best practices that help us raise efficiency and meet our sustainability goals are key to the project’s realization as we look to welcome our first guests by the end of 2022.” 

Thousands of jobs are expected to be created from the initiative.