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New Italian construction JV sets shop in the UAE

Cimolai Rimond Middle East, operating from its regional base in Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City, will offer complete turnkey construction solutions

Cimolai Rimond Middle East will operate from its regional base in Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City.
Cimolai Rimond Middle East will operate from its regional base in Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City.

Two of Italy’s construction companies have formed a joint venture, which is headquartered in the UAE, to bring architectural, turnkey, manufacturing, engineering, as well as project management and building solutions to the region.

Cimolai Rimond Middle East, operating from its regional base in Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City, offer complete turnkey construction based on the latest advances in integrated project delivery solutions using Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology.

Robert Di Franco, country manager / projects director, Cimolai Rimond Middle East, said: “Cimolai Rimond Middle East’s rich vein of expertise will help clients capture more value from every phase of their work by mitigating risks, providing consistency and getting things built and managed.

It will transform fragmented, traditional project management processes which have been yielding outcomes much below expectations, to a collaborative and efficiency optimised IPD process with market-leading BIM technology tools delivering high-outcome results and putting tight budgetary control back in the driving seat.” 

Both partners have been associated with some of the most challenging projects, across a wide breadth of market segments including hospitality, healthcare, education, exhibition centres and pavilions, transportation, and marine infrastructure.

Cimolai and Rimond both worked on the delivery of Rome’s The Cloud auditorium for the city’s new convention centre, which is due to open next month.

Cimolai was involved in the delivery of Doha’s Aspire Tower and the maintenance hangar at Hamad International Airport. Meanwhile, Rimond, which previously operated an office independently in the UAE, was the construction contractor for the Foster+Partners designed, UAE Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015.

Di Franco continued: “Our company is built on a solid heritage of passion-for-perfection arising out of family run and entrepreneurial-driven businesses, Italian steel products, craftsmanship, design and innovation, which together combine almost three-quarters of a century of expertise and a commitment to research and development that is changing the way we build. Our alliance with some of the world’s best R&D minds keeps us at the forefront of industry evolution.”

Cimolai Rimond Middle East is also looking to assist with educating regional professionals on the latest building technique breakthroughs.

Di Franco added: “As pioneering industry educators, we look forward to transferring our knowledge to the region with initiatives such as an online academy, to develop fresh, local talent.”

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