GDS wins $3m MotorCity contract
Dubai , November 1, 2007
Gulf Dynamic Switchgear (GDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of M'Sharie, the private equity arm of Dubai Investments, has bagged a Dh12 million ($3.27 million) contract for the supply of low voltage distribution boards for MotorCity Uptown Area 2.
MotorCity is a freehold master-planned neighbourhood with residential apartments, amenities, schools, swimming pools, park areas, sports facilities and retail outlets.
'Being awarded this major contract by MotorCity is testament to the quality of our electrical products and reinforces our market leading position. MotorCity is one of the premier destination developments in the UAE, and GDS is pleased to be associated with this project. Moreover, MotorCity will be another prestigious addition to the fast growing list of high profile projects that we are involved with,' said general manager, GDS, August Schmid.
GDS is also providing distribution boards for several projects, including the Emirates Industrial Panel Factory in Dubai Investments Park; a residential building for Al Owais in Sharjah; a commercial building in Abu Dhabi; and ten buildings in the Al Raha development in Abu Dhabi.
In early 2007 GDS launched an expansion plan that witnessed investments in new production lines and larger premises in Sharjah, in a move directed at increasing the company's production capacity by 200 per cent and further expanding into domestic and international markets.
GDS manufactures main distribution boards, sub main distribution boards, motor control centres, feeder pillars and street lighting panels, synchronising panels, and many more panels for specific requirements.
Founded in 1981, GDS designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of specialised electrical products that are used throughout the Middle East in the government and private sector.
As a recipient of many industry awards, GDS has completed many projects, notably including Jumeirah Beach Package No 3, the Head Offices for National Bank of Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Rose Rotana Tower, Al Hamra Village and Textile City in Al Aweer.MotorCity spans more than 38 million square feet and it is designed to be the most unique development of its type in the world. Located in the heart of Dubailand, MotorCity is a city within a city boasting ultra-modern leisure, commercial and residential facilities.
The MotorCity project includes a F1 Theme Park, Dubai Autodrome, Business Park MotorCity and Green Community MotorCity.Trade Arabia News Service