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Vasanth Kumar
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Vasanth Kumar

CEO, Arabian MEP Contracting
Hussain Al-Nowais
Fawzeia Hamad Al Marzouqi

Few construction companies mirror the relentless rise of Qatar over the last decade and a half as closely as Arabian MEP Contracting.

From its inception, CEO Vasanth Kumar has been at the forefront of the Doha-based contractor’s charge and has nurtured the company through 14 years of rapid growth, which has seen it morph from Almoayyed Air Conditioning Contracting, to Arabian Air Conditioning Contracting, and finally to its current incarnation.

The last year has proved a particularly fruitful one for the company with an abundance of deals coming the contractor’s way.

Among the contracts won has been a $30.2m HVAC deal for Qatar Solar Technologies’ polysilicon production plant at Ras Laffan Industrial City, work on Doha’s Centro Rotana Hotel project, the Tawar Mall in Duhail, and the 200m Tower No.1 at Pearl Gateway.

Such sustained success over the last few years has made Kumar a recognisable figure in both the Qatari and wider GCC construction industry, with the result that he has become somewhat of a poster boy for the potential of homegrown Qatari construction companies.

“There is enough work for us here over the next ten years – minimum,” Kumar told MEP Middle East in November, last year. “Being a homegrown Qatari company, our focus is to stay in Qatar and grow. More importantly, it is to contribute to the development of Qatar,” he added.

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Awards

New category open for consultancies at CW Awards 2019 in Dubai
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Leaders in Construction KSA Awards to be held in Sep 2019
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Conferences

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Leaders in Construction UAE Summit returns in Sept 2019
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Construction Week - Issue 747
Aug 03, 2019