By Staff writer
Transworld has awarded a contract to Amana Contracting and Steel Buildings to design and build an extension of its logistics facilities in the Jebel Ali Free Zone.
The extension of the facility comprises building of a warehousing facility, with an additional built up area of 5440m2, on a plot of over 40,412m2. The new facility will expand the existing capacity of the warehouse by over 20%.
“We awarded this contract to Amana due to their proven expertise in providing designbuild solutions from conception through construction and completion,” said Rajesh Mukherjee, general manager, Transworld. “Amana’s ability to provide a cost-effective and fast-track solution to the construction of its projects – without sacrificing build quality – was, we believe, a key factor in their selection.”
Transworld has contracted Amana to design and construct the warehouse on a fast track basis in just 240 days. Approximately 210 tonnes of steel will be used for the project.
“This is a unique project as it involves the building of an additional mezzanine area in the existing facility. The new system can bear additional loads of racking as well as accommodate the installation of an in-rack fire fighting system which is a critical safety feature of the warehouse,” said Riad Bsaibes, chief operating officer, Amana Contracting and Steel Buildings, Dubai. “Amana constructed the existing logistics facilities of Transworld on a design-build basis in January 2005. The recurrence of work with the same client is a testament to our service culture and product.”
Bsaibes states that Amana’s success is the direct result of employing a regional design-build contractor concept with a decentralised model. This means actively involving design engineers in the process so the sales team ensures delivery of custom designed and cost-effective solutions to its clients.
Construction on this project has already begun, and the overall extension will be completed next year.For all the latest construction news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.