Dubai Developments awards FM contract to Farnek
The three-year contract covers HVAC, MEP cleaning and specialist services for four Dubai facilities
Dubai Developments, the privately held development company established by HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Minister of Finance of the UAE and Deputy Ruler of Dubai, has signed a three-year contract with UAE-based facilities management company Farnek, to manage a range of facilities in Dubai.
The facilities to be managed by Farnek include four key properties within Dubai Developments' portfolio, covering retail, residential, commercial and mixed-use.
Commenting on the contract, Director General of Dubai Developments, HE Eng Essa Al Maidoor, said: “Dubai Developments has reviewed the technical and technological capabilities of many service providers and has chosen Farnek to join Dubai Developments in their journey towards service excellence.”
In total, over 100 staff and technicians will be mobilised to deliver a scope of works encompassing technical work including MEP, HVAC and civil works, specialised systems, exterior and general cleaning, pest control and landscaping.
The buildings that come under Farnek’s portfolio include the 72-storey residential Blue Tower on Sheikh Zayed Road; the residential element of Al Murooj Complex in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), which covers over 140 serviced apartments and associated public areas; the Village Mall in Jumeirah; and the Al Hudaiba Award Complex in Bur Dubai.
Speaking about the Dubai Developments' contract, chief executive officer of Farnek, Markus Oberlin, said: “This is our first contract with Dubai Developments and we are looking forward to a long and mutually beneficial working relationship, well beyond the initial three years."