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Bab Al Qasr MEP work scheduled for Q3 2012 finish

by Ben Roberts on Sep 13, 2011

The Bab Al Qasr in Abu Dhabi.
The Bab Al Qasr in Abu Dhabi.

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The Bab Al Qasr project in Abu Dhabi is likely to complete its MEP work by the third quarter next year, according to the contractor for this area of work.

Burak Kizilhan, business development manager, said the company would be looking to complete its extensive installation work on the mixed use development, which will comprise of two 32-floor towers that will sit atop a four-floor atrium over the road from Emirates Palace on Abu Dhabi’s Corniche.

“We will supply and install all MEP elements to the buildings,” he says. “This includes medium voltage systems, transformers, generators, low voltage distribution system, weak current systems and lighting. Then on the mechanical side there is all the heating and cooling, fire fighting equipment, plumbing and the BMS. The project is around AED 200 million.

"We are looking to be finished around the third quarter next year," he added.

The company has been onsite at Bab Al Qasr as long as Nurol, the main contractor for the Bab Al Qasr, which has mobilised since October to complete the shoring work on the 16.8ha site before the main construction. “For us, the MEP contractor should day-by-day be working together with the contractor; so we’ve been onsite since October too.”

Last week, CW revealed that the two towers’ structures would be complete next month.

AE Arma-Elektropanc MEP Company is one of the biggest MEP contractors in the world, with a current global project backlog worth $500 million across Europe, Asia and Africa. The company has just handed over the tallest building in Europe – the Capital City tower in Moscow in Russia.

The company is also working on a five-star hotel in Algeria, along with extensive work in its home markets well as Cyprus and Qatar. Its scope of projects includes administration buildings, education and commercial facilities, health centres, as well as residential buildings.

The company has also worked on projects in Dubai, where the company first established itself as a contracgtor in the UAE and currently works under the joint venture Bin Belaila AE
Arma-Elektropanc MEP Company.

These include the first and third packages on Shoreline Apartments on Palm Jumeirah, and Zabeel Palace. The company has been busy tendering for much of the y ear at the same time it is completing projects.

“At the tender stage we always go for a complete MEP package,” he says. “This makes sense for a company our size. We have also worked on projects of a similar size in Dubai.”