Multiforms wins Dh250m contract
Dubai, February 25, 2008
Multiforms has won Dh250-million ($68m) cladding contract for King Abdullah University of Science & Technology campus.
Multiforms, the Dubai-based architectural façade specialist and associate company of Emaar Industries & Investments (EII), has bagged the contract from Saudi Oger, the primary construction contractor of the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) campus, the company said in a statement.
Under the contract, which could go up to Dh350m depending on the developer’s requirements, Multiforms will undertake stonewall cladding for six buildings and install curtain walls, louvers, titanium, cladding and doors to four main buildings.
The external cladding will be completed within a year of commencement of work. The Multiforms cladding is expected to be a valuable addition to the developers’ aim of having a minimal environmental footprint, without compromising on the aesthetic value.
“Following our partnership with Multiforms, the company is fast consolidating its reputation in undertaking challenging cladding works and has built a strong geographic footprint in the region and abroad. The work on KAUST further highlights the project execution skills of Multiforms,” said EII chief executive officer Dr Ahmad Khayyat.
“We are extremely pleased to be part of this development that will set the standard of educational institutions in the region. Our design team will diligently oversee the details of the project to ensure that it is on par with highest international standards. It is an honour to have been chosen to play a direct role in enhancing the aesthetic value of this prestigious educational institution,” said Multiforms chief executive officer Firas Al Rifai.
Kaust, currently under construction over an area of 26 million sq m along the Red Sea coast at Thuwal, serves as a premium graduate-level research university comprising interdisciplinary research institutes.
These institutes cover several topics including: resources, energy and the environment; biosciences and bioengineering; materials science and engineering; applied mathematics and computer science.
The KAUST campus is expected to open its doors to students and faculty in September 2009. – TradeArabia News Service