By Martin Morris
Aluminium cladding sub-contractor seals deal on Doha's Barwa Commercial Ave project.
Alumco Qatar, the façade sub-contractor, confirmed on Saturday it has won a major contract to provide aluminum cladding, curtain walls and glazing works for Building Type 5 within the Barwa Commercial Avenue mega project in Doha.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
The project is being undertaken by Hochtief Construction Qatar for Barwa Real Estate Company.
Alumco Qatar is part of the Lebanon-based Alumco Group with branches in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
The contract will see the installation of a total of 31,000 sq m of aluminum cladding and 48,500 sq m of stick system curtain walls, windows and doors.
Germany-based Hochtief AG is the main contractor for the overall project while Cansult Maunsell is the consultant and Projacs the project manager.
Located in the southern outskirts of Doha, the Barwa Commercial Avenue comprises 600 high-end retail units and showrooms, 800 one, two and three bedroom luxury homes, state-of-the-art office spaces spread over 150,000 sq m, as well as various service centres and amenities.
Nabih Haddad, chairman of the Alumco Group said in a statement: "We are extremely delighted to take up this challenging project and work with world-leading contractor Hochtief Construction. We consider this a golden opportunity to contribute towards the development boom in Doha."
Barwa Commercial Avenue Building Type 5 is the first part of an 8.6-kilometer-long façade, representing a 2.2 km segment of this property and 38% of the total project.
Work on the site is due to start in April 2010, with completion due by mid 2011
Up to 250 people are expected to be employed to service the contract.