Alumco wins AED125 million contract to decorate AED1.6 billion buildings by Daman at DIFC
ALUMCO LLC, a specialized aluminum façade contractor and UAE's largest manufacturer, has won a major contract worth AED125 million, of its high quality aluminum facades to the prestigious The Buildings by Daman project at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
Mr. Samer Barakat, Managing Director, Alumco, said: “This is a major project that enhances our company’s status as a leading provider of premium quality products and world class services. Our consistent quest for excellence has enabled us to build a solid portfolio of prestigious projects, which now includes The Buildings by Daman.”
As per the deal entered with the contractor OGER Dubai, Alumco supply contract includes 35,000 square meters of unitized curtain wall, 25,000 stick system for balconies, 2,000 LM of slat systems acting as sun breakers for the office building, 3,600 square meters of corrugated sheet at the spandrel area, 9000 LM of Architectural Aluminum lover that acts as a sun breaker for the residential building, and 11,000 LM of glass balustrade. The proposed glass is a very unique type of glass with a 62% light transmission, and is as per Dubai municipality regulation, in regards to shading coefficient and U-value.
Mr. Mohamad Fakhouri, General Manager, Oger Dubai said “We are very pleased to be working with Alumco on this prestigious project. Alumco, being one of the most specialized companies in the field of aluminum cladding and curtain walling in the region, has added value to the project. This agreement further consolidates our strong relationship and paves the way for future cooperation.”
The Buildings by Daman is an AED1.6 billion mixed use real estate development project with more than 1.6 million sq. ft of built up area. When complete the luxurious project will consist of premium office space and luxury residential apartments. In addition, the facility includes a 5 star hotel and spa, luxury retail space, and 2300 conventional and automated parking spaces.
Alumco’s engineers and designers have already started on the project and manufacturing and installation will commence within six months, finalizing the whole project by June 2009.
The company’s 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 aluminum. This is an integral aspect of Alumco’s strategy to establish itself as one of the leading players in the manufacturing and installation of cladding and curtain walls on high-rise towers.