Amana Contracting and Steel Buildings, a turnkey construction company, has been awarded a Dh99 million contract to construct a 30,000 square metre purpose-built plasterboard manufacturing factory by Saint-Gobain Gyproc Emirates Industries (SGGEI) in the Industrial City, Abu Dhabi.
The mandate of the contract includes all civil, MEP, structural steel and sheet cladding works in addition to the installation of process equipment and the erection of a 27-metre high gypsum rock silo platform.
The project will require nearly 1,650 tonnes of hot rolled structural steel. Gibb has been appointed project consultants and Bovis Lend Lease International is the Project Managers. The project, to be built on a turnkey basis, is scheduled to be completed within 15 months.
Bahaa Harb, General Manager at Amana Abu Dhabi, said: "The awarding of the project to Amana further reemphasises our capabilities in executing such specialised and time-sensitive projects within budget and with high quality materials. The construction involves a lot of stringent operational and technical specifications and we are equipped to deliver a world-class project."
The factory constitutes a first phase of the project and will produce 30 million square metres of plasterboard annually. Engineering studies for the second phase of the project, which will be a ready-mix joint filler factory, is currently under way.
"Amana was chosen for its distinguished ability and track record to deliver seamless results in implementing large industrial projects where a strict delivery schedule and the commitment to high quality standards is essential," said Stephen Ede, Managing Director of SGGEI.