Al-Futtaim Engineering wins Etihad Rail deal
Dubai, August 13, 2013
Al-Futtaim Engineering has been awarded a prestigious contract to provide Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) works for the Etihad Rail project.
Al-Futtaim Engineering’s MEP division was awarded the contract by Saipem SpA who is the main contractor for the project.
The multi-million dirham project will see the Al-Futtaim group company provide HVAC works for depots, track and line side alignment facilities at Mirfah in Abu Dhabi.
“We are extremely honoured to be awarded this prestigious contract,” said Murali S, acting managing director of Al-Futtaim Engineering. “Once complete the rail project is expected to significantly boost the economy and we are proud to participate in the development of the country.”
He said: “The Etihad Rail contract underlines Al-Futtaim Engineering’s expertise in major infrastructure projects in the country after having previously successfully delivered the Dubai Metro project and presently executing the Dubai Tram Project.”
Etihad Rail, a joint venture between Abu Dhabi and the federal government, is the master developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network. Etihad Rail’s Dh40 billion 1,200km route network will connect urban and remote communities throughout the country. The network will also form a vital part of the GCC Railway Network – linking the UAE to Saudi Arabia via Ghweifat in the west and Oman via Al Ain in the east. – TradeArabia News Service