The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project, has awarded a contract to leading national Internet of Things (IoT) service provider, MachinesTalk, for the provision of smart wearable technology and wireless tagging solutions for its construction workforce and fleet of vehicles at its site on the west coast of Saudi Arabia.
MachinesTalk will be tasked with deploying a LoRaWAN network to cover more than 3,500 sq.km., implementing a state-of-the-art IoT platform, and providing smart badges for up to 36,000 construction workers, and wireless tags for up to 3,000 vehicles, the company said on its website.
"Delivering a project of this scale against an ambitious timeline while aiming to meet and exceed the highest international standards for health, safety and sustainability, requires innovative solutions," said John Pagano, CEO of TRSDC.
For his part, Nawaaf Alshalani, CEO of MachinesTalk, said: “We are honored to have won this contract with The Red Sea Development Company.”
“It shows real forward thinking and care for employees when a company wants to implement these solutions at such scale. Using IoT technologies will keep the workforce safer and support secure and more efficient operations.”
The new technology aims to address four key considerations for TRSDC’s core construction site area of 3,500km2: site security, worker safety, access control, and process efficiency.