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Dubai World Trade Centre awards $13m Expo Village contract

UAE-based interior fit-out and joinery firm, Abanos, will use its 2.1ha off-site facility to construct products required for the project

Dubai World Trade Centre has awarded Abanos a contract for Expo Village, related to Expo 2020 Dubai [image: Abanos].
Dubai World Trade Centre has awarded Abanos a contract for Expo Village, related to Expo 2020 Dubai [image: Abanos].

UAE-based interior fit-out and joinery company Abanos has been awarded a $13.4m (AED49.2m) contract by Dubai World Trade Centre for Dubai Expo Village.

The Expo Village contract win is “a landmark in the history of Abanos” the firm said in a statement, adding the carpentry and joinery works under the agreement will cover a built up area of 48.85ha.

This area is spread across 11 plots in five parcels, three of which have been commissioned to Abanos.

For the contract, Abanos will use joinery and fit-out products manufactured at its 2.1ha facility to supply and install non-fire-rated and fire-rated doors, kitchen cabinets, and wardrobes.

READ: KEO issues progress update for Expo 2020 Dubai’s Expo Village

The project will be connected to Dubai Metro’s Red Line extension and designed within a building information modelling framework to achieve LEED Gold certification. With construction now under way, it is set to be delivered in Q4 of 2019.

Speaking on the news, Kamal Farah, chief executive officer at Abanos, said: “We are thrilled to win this contract – the Expo Village project is a milestone in our company’s journey, a result of the hard work and dedication of every single member in our diverse, experienced team.

READ: Dubai's Expo village plans revealed

“We are extremely glad to kick-off this partnership with DWTC and work with their team of highly-qualified and professional experts to complete the project on time and develop a fruitful relationship with the DWTC team.”

In May, Dubai Investments subsidiary Emirates District Cooling (Emicool) was awarded a contract to develop a district cooling plant, which will serve the Expo Village, among other sites at Expo 2020 like Dubai South Mall.

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