RWI wins Yas island insulation contract
Abu Dhabi, October 26, 2009
Rubber World Industries (RWI), a leading manufacturer of closed-cell rubber insulation 'Gulf-O-flex', has won an insulation contract for ‘Yas Island’, a 25 sq km leisure and tourist destination in Abu Dhabi being developed by Aldar Properties.
The agreement involves the delivery of high quality rubber products, which will ensure efficient insulation across the entire development.
In line with this, a company representative has revealed that the utilisation of RWI’s industry-leading products is in parallel with the developer’s commitment to eco-friendly construction processes, said a senior official.
Manufactured in adherence to the strictest quality control and safety standards, ‘Gulf-O-flex’ is the only rubber insulation product in the market that meets clients’ unique requirements in terms of preventing condensation or frost formation on refrigerant lines, cold water plumbing and chilled water systems.
Designed solely for professional MEP contractors, the high performance rubber insulation is non-toxic, lightweight and very easy to install. The product has built a strong presence across the region, with a massive 56 per cent share in the Middle East rubber insulation market.
“RWI is proud to be a supplier for the ‘Yas Island’ project and become a part of this pioneering development. This is a great opportunity for us to demonstrate the quality of our offerings as well as our credibility in supplying the highest-quality products to massive projects in Abu Dhabi,” said its chairman Abu Baker Shaikhani.
“We are confident that our products will meet the project’s requirements, especially in terms of Aldar Properties’ commitment to enforcing eco-friendly practices within the construction and maintenance of this iconic project.”
Approximately 7.5 km long by 6.5 km wide, ‘Yas Island’ is located on the North East side of the Abu Dhabi mainland and offers a 32-kilometre-long coastline.
A 30 minute drive from the main island of Abu Dhabi and 50 minutes from Dubai Marina, the project presents a perfect example of progress with ecological preservation, in line with the developer’s commitment to sustainable development.
Keeping in mind the comfort of owners and the welfare of the environment, sewage treatment, recycling plants, new mangrove plantations and environmental management practices are incorporated within the overall design of the coastal development.-TradeArabia News Service