Knauf factory construction on track
Ras Al Khaimah, May 5, 2009
Knauf, a global producer of building materials, has marked the completion of the steel construction phase of its new facilities with a topping ceremony at Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ).
“We are very happy to announce that the steel building of our plant is completed,” said Mehmet Oezaydin, general manager of Knauf RAK.
“Everything went according to plan. This would not have been possible if not for the excellent effort of our trustworthy workers – so we give them our wholehearted appreciation. We also thank our contractors and the RAK FTZ representatives, especially Sheikh Faisal bin Saqr Al Qasimi and CEO Oussama El Omari, for their support.”
Organised by Knauf contractor Unger Steel, the celebration proved to be a great leveller, giving each person who contributed to the success of the project a measure of his accomplishment.
The event was followed by a formal dinner at the Hilton RAK hotel attended by H.H. Sheikh Faisal Bin Saqr Al Qasimi.
The plant, once completed, will produce building materials such as gypsum boards, metal studs, channels, joint compounds, drywall accessories and plasters, to be used on construction sites across the Middle East.
Its capacity will be approximately 50 million sq mt of gypsum boards per year. The Knauf RAK investment is worth Dh500 million ($54.4 million), the biggest investment in RAK FTZ.
“Knauf finishing their steel construction on schedule is a great indicator that the companies within RAK FTZ are recovering from the effects of the global economy,” says Oussama El Omari.
“This goes to show that together we can continue to create milestones, accomplish projects step-by-step and create further job opportunities for the existing workforce that has had to bear the brunt of the global downturn.”
“We congratulate Knauf for this accomplishment, and we assure them that we at RAK FTZ will always be there to support their projects,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service
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