MBS completes airport cargo terminal work
Dubai, April 3, 2008
Mammut Building Systems (MBS), the leading manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings in the region and subsidiary of Emaar Industries & Investments, has completed construction of Dubai World Central International Airport’s Cargo Terminal in Jebel Ali.
The deal has seen MBS, as subcontractor to the Arabtec/Max Bögl joint venture, design and construct a 22,668 square metre structure for the airport that will cater to 12 million tonnes of cargo. The airport will be the world's first truly integrated logistics platform, with all transport modes, logistics and value added services in a single bonded and Free Zone environment.
“The contract with Dubai World Central International Airport is an important milestone for MBS and demonstrates the potential of our building concepts. The sheer size of the airport and the amount of cargo it will deal with once completed highlights the magnitude of this project,” said managing director, Mammut Building Systems, Bob Webster.
MBS is a subsidiary of Emaar Industries & Investments (EII), the private joint stock company aimed at capitalising on the growth potential of the Middle East, North African and South Asian manufacturing sectors. MBS currently has the capacity to deliver 6,000 tonnes per month of pre-engineered steel for usage in its highly versatile building (PEB) concepts.
MBS follows US design standards and codes of practice when designing a building and uses advanced software to ensure accurate manufacturing and fast delivery times.
“The pre-engineered building (PEB) concept is fast becoming recognised to be the most versatile, attractive and economical method of constructing buildings up to three storeys tall. In the past five years, MBS has grown rapidly to become one of the major players in the Gulf market for these types of buildings so the delivery of the Dubai World Central International Airport is further verification of our unique building concepts,” added Webster.
“Mammut Building Systems is working on over 1,800 projects throughout the Gulf, Europe, Africa and South East Asian region for prestigious clients. The contract with Dubai World Central Airport has been an important demonstration of the organisation’s abilities and we will continue to support it from a strategic as well as financial perspective,” said CEO, Emaar Industries and Investments, Dr. Ahmad Khayyat. – TradeArabia News Service