Thermostone secures major contracts for provision of unique construction material
Emirates Thermostone, a fully owned subsidiary of M’sharie, the private equity arm of Dubai Investments, has announced that it has secured major contracts to supply Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) construction materials to several high profile property developments during 2007. The contracts reflect a growing trend for UAE property developers to offer investors the structural and ergonomic benefits of the recently introduced AAC technology for premier developments.
AAC is a precast building stone made from natural raw materials that provides thermal and acoustic insulation, in addition to fire and termite resistance. The economical, environmentally friendly and lightweight material has developed an international reputation as a preferred construction material as its thermal properties reduce power consumption and make it an energy-efficient choice for warm climates.
Several developments, including Al Majaz Tower in Sharjah and the Two Towers, Al Liwa Tower and Bonnington Tower developments, all in Jumeirah Lakes, are the most recent additions to the list of developers who have awarded Thermostone with orders regarding the provision of ACC construction materials for their new projects.
“These high value contracts represent the growing popularity of ACC as a construction material and the increasing demand for these products has the potential to redefine traditional construction methodologies. Thermostone AAC blocks have value-added benefits including excellent construction properties such as structural strength, lightness, thermal insulation and fire resistance, making the products a natural choice for contractors who want to provide their clients with the highest developments,” said Ali Abdul Karim, General Manager, Thermostone.
“Thermostone’s products are naturally resistant to fire, termites and fungal delay and are extremely cost efficient, generally contributing to a large saving on energy bills. Many residents prefer AAC materials because in the finished structure, no pollutants or toxic substances are released that could affect the indoor air quality, even in a fire. Despite only commencing production in May last year, we have already supplied AAC products for several high profile property developments within a short time period as the popularity of the products has soared,” Abdul Karim added.
Emirates Thermostone operates one of the largest and most technologically advanced AAC production plants in the Middle East, annually supplying many of the region’s premier developments with up to 15 million specially designed blocks, slabs and panels per year. The company operates in technical collaboration with some leading European companies renowned for their expertise in the production of AAC materials, targeting residential, industrial and commercial developments throughout the GCC states.
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