17 Nov Serco Secures Eight Year Contract to Provide Services at Red Sea
Serco, a provider of several infrastructure services, has been awarded an eight-year contract to deliver aviation fire rescue and paramedical services at Red Sea International Airport in Saudi Arabia.
Serco will support the Red Sea International Airport, a new key hub in Saudi Arabia, by providing specialist capabilities to enable Category 7 services, which require specialist-trained fire rescue and paramedic personnel. To service the contract, Serco hired 65 professionals to provide critical fire and rescue services at Red Sea International Airport.
The personnel will operate and maintain a modern fleet of highly specialised emergency vehicles and equipment to ensure airport operations’ safety. These services are crucial to meet the regulatory requirements set by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) and to ensure the safety and security of all airport operations.
In the lead-up to the contract start date, Serco has attracted and trained Saudi nationals to fulfil the entire critical operation of the emergency dispatch and control room function.
Commenting on the acquisition of the contract and the work ahead, Serco Middle East CEO Phil Malem stated:
“We are committed to working with DAA International to ensure that the Red Sea International Airport is one of the safest in the world. Serco has a long history of providing fire and rescue services, and our team is dedicated to ensuring the safety of passengers, aircraft and airport infrastructure, contributing to the smooth and efficient operation of the airport. We continue to make an impact and bring national visions to life by supporting Saudi’s Vision 2030 through our work across the Kingdom.”