Mammut bags Dubai Metro deals
Dubai, March 15, 2008
Mammut Building Systems (MBS), a unit of Emaar Industries & Investments (EII) and one of ME's largest manufacturers of pre-engineered steel buildings (PEBs) and polyurethane injected sandwich panels, has won two Dubai Rapid Link (DURL) deals.
Under the contract, MBS will construct two auxiliary depots for the Dubai Metro project in Al Rashidiya and Jebel Ali.
MBS will build multi-span and clear-span buildings using high-strength steel over a total built-up area of 109,000 sq m.
Over 1,900 metric tonnes of steel will be used in the construction of the buildings in Jebel Ali and over 4,000 metric tonnes will be used in Al Rashidiya. DURL is one of the main subcontractors for the Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) Dubai Metro project, said a company official.
Dr Ahmad Khayyat, chief executive officer, EII, said the contract by MBS for building auxiliary depots for the Dubai Metro project illustrated the strong inroads made by the company following its partnership with EII.
'MBS is a market leader in pre-engineered steel buildings – a technology that is fast gaining ground in the region for its cost-effectiveness and durability.”
MBS, a division of Mammut Group, is the first company in the world to create three-dimensional drawing for all its buildings thus achieving zero per cent detailing errors.
“We have extensive expertise in undertaking complex structures and our contract for the prestigious Dubai Metro project enables us to be part of a landmark infrastructure development in the region,” said Bob Webster, MBS managing director.
“The deal further cements our reputation as the leader in PEBs, and underscores our capabilities to undertake complex and large-scale projects,” Webster added.
The use of PEBs is regarded as the most versatile and economical way to construct buildings.
MBS, established in 1997, provides PEB applications for factories, cold stores, distribution centres, warehouses, workshops, exhibition halls, showrooms, aircraft hangars, worker accommodation, supermarkets and shopping malls.
EII acquired a majority stake in MBS and assists MBS in its plans to raise production capacity from 6,000 tonnes per month to 12,000 tonnes per month, and build a structural steel division.-TradeArabia News Service