Ali and Sons plans to blow concrete bubbles

Ali and Sons is branching out into the manufacture of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) blocks to tap into an increasing demand from the burgeoning UAE construction industry.

Ali and Sons is branching out into the manufacture of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) blocks to tap into an increasing demand from the burgeoning UAE construction industry.

It has formed Spectrum Light Block as a partnership between Ali and Sons Industrial Project (ASIP) and Al Qudra Holding, which was established in May 2005 with capital of $150 million (AED550 million).

“The huge growth in building developments in Dubai is now being mirrored elsewhere in the UAE and, in particular, Abu Dhabi. There is no doubt that the product manufactured by Spectrum Light Block will be in keen demand,” said Shames Al Dhahry, managing director, ASIP.

Spectrum Light Block is building a brand new factory in the Musaffah industrial area of Abu Dhabi, which is expected to be operational by October 2007 and employ 65 staff.

The company has just signed a contract with one of Europe’s most experienced AAC manufacturers, Hoetten Bricken, to provide state-of-the-art equipment for the Abu Dhabi factory. It will have an annual output of 300,000m3 per year, using raw materials sourced from Oman, Saudi Arabia and Germany.

AAC is now one of the most widely used wall building materials in Europe, Asia and the US. It is a high quality light-weight, load-bearing and extremely well-insulating building material, suitable for all climatic conditions.

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