Al-Futtaim in scaffolding deal at Abu Dhabi scheme
Al-Futtaim Engineering has won a deal from Petron Emirates to provide access scaffolding solutions for Emirates Global Aluminum’s Al Taweelah Alumina Refinery
Al-Futtaim Engineering (AFE) has won a multi-million dollar contract from Petron Emirates to provide access scaffolding solutions for Emirates Global Aluminum’s (EGA) Al Taweelah Alumina Refinery project in Abu Dhabi.
The scaffolding and access solutions division of the Al-Futtaim company will provide access solutions to the main contractor joint venture (JV) – Bechtel Petrofac.
The JV will install permanent steel structures that rise up to 30 metres from ground level. In addition, AFE will also provide access to install a conveyor belt through suspended scaffolds from the steel structure.
The AFE project team will follow the European EN12811 standards that specify performance requirements and methods of structural and general design for access and working scaffolds, as also adhering to EGA’s safety standards and regulations.
Dawood Bin Ozair, senior managing director, Al-Futtaim Engineering and Technologies, said: “We are extremely pleased to win the access scaffolding contract for the prestigious Al Taweelah Alumina Refinery project. The access solutions recommended by the team will ensure there is no stoppage in work due to the suspended scaffoldings."
Subramanya Rao, general manager, scaffolding and access solutions division of Al-Futtaim Engineering, said: "Our project team has worked with Petron Emirates in the past where we have recorded more than 138,000 man hours without any LTIs and were awarded for consistently complying with SNC LAVLIN and EGA safety regulations. We are confident our team will continue to provide the highest levels of technical expertise and solutions.”
The project is scheduled for completion in 2018.