Alumco wins AED100 million aluminium façades contract for Ocean Heights tower at Dubai Marina
ALUMCO LLC, a specialized aluminium façade contractor and UAE's largest manufacturer, has won a major contract worth AED100 million to supply its high quality aluminium façades to the unique Ocean Heights Tower at Dubai Marina, Dubai.
Ocean Heights developed by DAMAC properties is a super tall skyscraper structure designed by the global architects Aedas. The Tower is currently under construction at Dubai Marina, by Arabtec Construction LLC and Engineering Consulting Group (ECG) is acting as the main project consultant. The tower will stand 310 meters (1,017 feet) tall and have 82 floors. The project is expected to be complete by the mid of 2010.
Mr. Samer Barakat, Managing Director, Alumco, said: “We are very pleased to be associated with this unique tower project since it is an iconic project that will add to the beauty of the highly prestigious Dubai Marina area. Being awarded this project reflects the confidence our partners have in us, being one of the leading providers of premium quality aluminium.”
The aluminium façade system of Ocean Heights Tower which is designed, fabricated and installed by Alumco is a fully unitized and customized system to suit the structural and esthetical requirements of the building. In addition the tower will be given a cold warping effect on the panels to maintain a smooth curve over the entire height of the building, matching with its twist in shape.
Strategically situated at Dubai Marina, the tower is surrounded by resorts, boutique hotels and breathtaking futuristic developments. The project will home 680 luxury freehold condominiums, overlooking magnificent vistas on all sides, and with unique curves and twisting motion as one ascends.
Alumco will be supplying its unitized system for the project which will consist of 20 000 m² unitized curtain wall, 14 500 m² 4mm composite panel with insulation, 27 000 m² stick curtain wall sliding doors & swing doors and 5 300 m² 3mm thick aluminium cover sheet.
Alumco’s rich portfolio includes major projects in various locations around Dubai. Alumco has previously completed major prestigious projects that include 15 towers at Burj Dubai Residence located at the Burj Dubai development, the Dubai Police Headquarters, Al Murroj Complex on Sheikh Zayed Road, Shatha Tower in Dubai Media City and 4 towers at the JBR Sector 6 complex.
The company has also done major expansion to its present production capacity of its aluminium façade. This is an integral aspect of Alumco’s strategy to maintain itself as one of the leading players in the manufacturing and installation of cladding and curtain walls on high-rise towers.