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Leading UAE Construction Firm Expanding Internationally
Dhabi Contracting has developed a full range of international standard contracting services and has achieved LEED and ISO certification, to add value for its quality management system. The company, which employs 6,000 people, specialises in the turnkey construction of residential, commercial and mixed-use buildings and hospitality and leisure complexes throughout the UAE and abroad. Even during the global crisis, Dhabi Contracting continued to prosper and profits have been boosted by 23% in 2011.
Dhabi Contracting received the prestigious Quality and Performance Award from the BID, Business Initiative Directions, in Geneva on March 11th 2012 as part of its commitment to world-class technologies and expertise and to fulfil the world’s changing needs. Dhabi Contracting has created an electro-mechanical division which allows the company to handle all the electrical and mechanical aspects of every project. Managing Director Samy Edward explains that Dhabi Contracting is very focused on environmental issues and its commitment to ‘green’ construction practices and trying to implement the ‘ESTIDAMA’ in its projects.
Dhabi Contracting’s vision is to continue in its expansion into new markets and is currently looking at Eastern Europe. Samy Edward points out, “Eastern Europe is a fresh market needing many things we can provide, and also offering many things the UAE needs, including land, food and water. We have already built several hotels for clients in Eastern Europe. Supporting the UAE is vital for us and we serve as an ambassador for our country when we have projects abroad.”
Seeking partnerships with European companies
Dhabi Contracting would like to forge partnerships with European companies and has already opened offices in Amsterdam and London. Samy Edward says, “We already have projects in the UAE with a total value of €224.4 million (2.5 billion dirham) and we would like to double that in the next three to four years. We are aiming for 50% growth for our company over the next three years.”
Dhabi Contracting’s current high-profile projects include Saadiyat Beach Apartments, Abu Dhabi Police Projects Committee building, a five-star hotel for MBT, the Abu Dhabi National Bank building, new headquarters for the Ministry of Finance, the Dubai Metro, Oceana Movenpick Hotel, Palm Jumeirah Villas, and much more.
Dhabi Contracting will continue to employ state-of-the-art technologies to complete projects of the highest quality in the UAE and beyond in order to be the leading provider of quality Construction and Engineering Services.