Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park, today launched phase III of its Light Industrial Units (LIU) with a ground breaking ceremony that paved the way for construction works of the AED32.44 million project.
The ceremony was attended by Eng. Muammar Al Katheeri, Executive Vice President of Engineering Management at Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, Fadi Shehabeddine, Managing Director of System Construct, and senior officials from DSOA, System Construct, and Naga.
Scheduled for completion in Q1 2013, the Light Industrial Units will include 22 full-facilities, flexible, modular and finished units that span over approximately 365 sq. metres. Each unit is set to house ground and first floor offices spreading over 150 sq. metres while the warehouse on the ground floor will cover almost 210 sq. metres.
The Light Industrial Units will boast hi-tech features to enable seamless and efficient operations across the office/warehouse buildings. In addition to structural, mechanical and electrical designed ceilings, the ready-for-occupation units will be equipped with an electronic sounder, complete fibre optic networking, as well as CCTV, 24-hour security and fire alarm system. Using eco-friendly and high-quality materials, the facility will meet green building specifications.
Eng. Muammar Al Katheeri, said: “Today marks another milestone in DSO’s growth journey. In line with our strategy to create an advanced hi-tech eco system, the Light Industrial Units will provide a ready-to-use and customisable solution for existing and potential clients looking to expand their businesses in the region. We are confident that provision of such infrastructure will help cement DSO’s position as a destination of choice for internationally recognized companies.”
NAGA, a multi-disciplinary planning and design firm that is a forerunner in developing urban environment, has been appointed as consultant for the project. System Construct, a recognised leader in construction, has been named primary contractor.
In addition to the LIUs, DSO hosts a range of multiple-use warehousing and manufacturing facilities such as High Bay Warehouse Space and Operational Warehouse Space. HighBay offers 172,000 square feet of high-bay warehouses and industrial space. Providing storage solutions for all kinds of businesses, Operational Warehouse Space features units (3,228 to 5,380 sq. feet) with a racking height of 12 metres and an attached office space of 214 sq. ft.
Wholly-owned by the Government of Dubai, DSO operates as a free zone for companies producing semiconductors, microelectronics, and other high-tech products seeking to establish regional headquarters and centres of research and development in the Middle East and Africa.