Indian conglomerate starts work on Dammam office tower

Shapoorji Pallonji's Middle East unit says substructure work begins on 40-storey AKH Tower in Saudi city
Indian conglomerate starts work on Dammam office tower
GCC construction, Middle East construction
By Staff writer
Wed 05 Nov 2014 05:42 PM

Shapoorji Pallonji's Middle East unit has begun substructure work on the AKH Tower in Dammam, a 150m-high, 40-storey office tower to house the new headquarters for Al-Abdulkarim Holding Company.

The tower comprises basement and ground levels, a seven-storey podium with 416 parking spaces, 27 standard office floors, and MEP service levels, the Indian conglomerate said in a statement.

The duration of the project from mobilisation through to completion will be two years 730 days and will be Shapoorji's second tower in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia, the statement added.

Mohan Dass Saini, managing director and CEO of Shapoorji Pallonji International, said: "We are very pleased to have been selected by Al Abdulkarim Holding to complete this flagship project in Dammam."

The 'intelligent' building will also be equipped with a state-of-the-art telecommunication system, CCTV system, access control system, energy-saving system, computer-based building management system (BMS), data centre and advanced audio-visuals in its conference rooms.

Beyond the core and shell, Shapoorji's scope of works includes all MEP services as well as the fire alarm and detection system, communication system, conveying system and security system.

Shapoorji Pallonji is headquartered between Mumbai and Dubai and employs over 230,000 staff in 25 countries worldwide.

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