Al-Futtaim Engineering wins access scaffolding contract for Al Taweelah Alumina Refinery project
- Al-Futtaim Engineering (AFE) has won a multi-million dollar contract from Petron Emirates to provide access scaffolding solutions for Emirates Global Aluminum’s (EGA) Al Taweelah Alumina Refinery project.
The Scaffolding and Access Solutions division of the Al-Futtaim company will provide access solutions to the main contractor – Bechtel Petrofac Joint Venture, to install permanent steel structures that rise up to 30 meters from ground level. In addition, AFE will also provide access to install a conveyor belt through suspended scaffolds from the steel structure.
The AFE project team will follow the European EN12811 standards that specify performance requirements and methods of structural and general design for access and working scaffolds, as also adhering to EGA’s safety standards and regulations.
Dawood Bin Ozair, Senior Managing Director, Al-Futtaim Engineering and Technologies said: “We are extremely pleased to win the access scaffolding contract for the prestigious Al Taweelah Alumina Refinery project. The access solutions recommended by the team will ensure there is no stoppage in work due to the suspended scaffoldings.”
“Our project team has worked with Petron Emirates in the past where we have recorded more than 138,000 man hours without any LTIs and were awarded for consistently complying with SNC LAVLIN and EGA safety regulations,” said Subramanya Rao, General Manager, Scaffolding and Access Solutions division of Al-Futtaim Engineering. “We are confident our team will continue to provide the highest levels of technical expertise and solutions,” he added.
The project was awarded last month and is scheduled for completion in 2018.
Headquartered in Dubai, Al-Futtaim Engineering’s Scaffolding and Access Solutions division has previously worked on major projects including DAFZA, DAMAC Paramount tower and Marina 101 in UAE and Mshraib project in Qatar.