By Gavin Davids
Plant is part of Abu Dhabi based company's ongoing capacity expansion programme
Construction work has commenced on an AED100m ($27.2m) dry mortar plant, Arkan Building Material Company announced on Sunday.
The project, known as Arkan Dry Mortar, is a 57,000 square meter production facility for pre mixed mortars and will have a production capacity of 1,000 tonnes per day. The unit is scheduled to be fully operational by the fourth quarter of 2011 and will be Arkan’s first in the UAE.
Saeed Al Mutawa Al Dhaheri, vice president of projects, Arkan, said: “Arkan Dry Mortars will have the capability to produce a wide range of customised dry mortar products from its state of the art manufacturing facility. We are certain that demand will continue to increase over the coming years.”
The establishment of the plant is part of the Abu Dhabi based Arkan’s ongoing capacity expansion programme and the facilities it offers include silo/tanker filling, bag filling and palletizing.
In 2007, the company teamed up with Saudi Arabia’s Construction Production Company to establish six factories for producing building materials in the UAE capital.
Formed by the General Holding Corporation in 2004, the company is wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi government. It owns Emirates Cement Factory and Emirates Blocks.
Arkan Dry Mortar’s product range will include machine applied plasters/renderers, tile mortars and floor screeds, amongst others.