Al Fajer inks key JBC aluminium, glass orders
Dubai, January 10, 2009
Dubaai-based Al Fajer Properties has awarded aluminum and glass orders worth Dh245 million ($66.8 million) for its world class Jumeirah Business Centre (JBC) towers projects.
Al Fajer is the premier developer in the Dubai World DMCC Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) community and is the only developer to include a 5 floor atrium within the lobbies of its towers.
JBC, situated within a free-zone, offers high end commercial properties attracting both large local companies and multi-national organizations from around the world.
"In line with Dubai's vision for greener and more eco-friendly buildings, Al Fajer is pleased to announce that by using the latest technologies and materials, its towers will be in compliance with the Green Building Regulations promoting a brighter, cleaner Dubai," said a Al Fajer official.
"Work is well underway on its Phase 1 projects with aluminum and glass materials expected to arrive early February allowing cladding to start immediately."
"For the second phase (including the Ebony and Ivory project - a themed series of 2 all white and 1 all black specialty glass cladded collection of towers) the excavation, dewatering, shoring and piling has been completed and the green consultant has recently been appointed to ensure all requirements of the Environment, Health and Safety department are met," he noted.
Al Fajer has placed a contract value of Dh154 million ($42 million) with Shenyang Yuanda Aluminum Industry Engineering Company (Dubai Branch) for six of its nine towers.
The contract for the remaining three towers in the office chain series has been awarded to Reem Emirates Aluminium at an estimated contract value of Dh91 million ($24.8 million).
Commenting on the JBC order, Wang Weiyuan, the marketing director of Yuanda Aluminium, said: "To enter into the Middle Eastern and Gulf market with such a high profile project as well as working with the quality of a company such as Al Fajer is a very important opportunity for Yuanda Aluminium."
"We look forward to continuing our success in what is one of the most exciting property regions in the world," he quipped.
Derek Bruce, the general anager of Reem Emirates Abu Dhabi, said he was delighted at winning their first major landmark project in Dubai. Bruce said the project has given them the opportunity to breakthrough and develop a base in the Dubai market.-TradeArabia News Service