In a first week of August Egis and Projacs teams in UAE hosted Egis Group new CEO, Laurent Germain. It was his first visit to the Middle East offices since joining the Group and due to COVID19 restrictions, travel could include only one country.

Mr Germain conducted the series of meetings with Egis & Projacs Business Unit Middle East top management. He also had a chance to visit site offices and meet the Clients: in Abu Dhabi he met Mr Shadi Malak, CEO of Etihad Rail and the team working on the project; in Dubai he visited the construction site of the new Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization and met with Mr Omar Omar El Deib, Projects Director at EREC (Emirates Real Estate Company).

Mr Germain thanked all employees for their commitment and hard work, especially during the challenging times of global pandemic. During the site visits he also highlighted the conditions of work specific to the region that must be taken into consideration, such as extreme heat.

Amaala Company is designing and developing a transformative and unique tourism destination catering to international ultra-high net-worth traveler at three sites forming part of HH the Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman Reserve on the coast of the Red Sea in the North – West of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Amaala will be the first – class luxury mixed – use resort focusing on wellness, sports, art and culture, ecology, and sustainability. It will feature a series of luxury hotels, some with accompanying wellness facilities and high – end branded residential units. 

To enhance the luxury experience, Amaala Company is also developing an airport which will cater to domestic and international travelers, allowing them to arrive to the destination in the most comfortable and personalized environment. The airport, designed by Foster & Partners and Egis is set for completion in 2023 and will welcome over one million passengers per year. Inspired by a desert mirage and dunes, the airport will be equipped with the newest technology, such as climate-controlled hangars that will be available for private jets.

Qatar Rail and its state-of-the art project, The Doha Metro, won CIHT (The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation) International Award 2020.

Carefully chosen out of 5 shortlisted project and companies, the Doha Metro, has proven its importance on the local communities.

Phase 1 of the project included 3 lines with 37 stations: the Red Line, also known as the Coast Line; the Green Line, called the Education Line; and Gold (Historic) Line. The future phases, planned for the completion in 2026, include the additional Blue line and the extension of the existing ones, increasing the number of stations to 60.

Mostly underground, the Doha Metro has already proven its positive impact on Doha and the surroundings: decreased traffic and car pollution, shortened commute times and affordability of travel.

But it is not only the practicality of the project that matters – the Doha Metro was designed with Qatari culture in mind. The stations are located adjacent to the most important landmarks, and they blend into the local culture. The heritage of the Arabic culture and Bedouin tents has been carried out through the design of shapes and art, making the journey the most enjoyable and comfortable.

Egis in JV with Louis Berger/WSP provided PMC services for Phase 1 of Doha Metro. Egis’ involvement in the project continues with the Assets Inspection assignment with the operator.

As a leading industry figure in consulting and engineering for construction and the operation of transport infrastructure, and in line with its commitment to support its clients in their low carbon pathways, Egis has brought together its experts to formulate 21 proposals to ensure that the economic recovery initiatives around the world are part of an accelerated change in the production model.

The aim is to contribute to creating a less carbon-intensive future that protects biodiversity and learns the lessons from the Covid-19 crisis that we have been living through. 

The Beach Vista Project consists construction of 2 towers which share a common podium of ground floor for retail, mezzanine and 5 floors for car parking. Tower 1 is 40 stories and Tower 2 is 33 stories both comprising of residential apartments. The top of the podium is utilized for amenities such as an outdoor swimming pool, park, barbeque area, etc. Facilities are also shared within the towers at this level, these comprise of a gym, changing rooms, and multi-purpose room.

Projacs team has been tasked with the Building Information Modeling (BIM) services as required for the Project in accordance with project requirements including and not limited to: validation of LOD300 provided to the service provider, preparation LOD400 shop drawings, LOD500 As Built preparation, Generation of 4D Data, COBie documentation, and 5D Cost estimation requirements up to the entire satisfaction and acceptance of the Client. The main part of reporting includes the identification of clashes.

LOD 400 & LOD 500 modelling for the Project will be for all related trades like Structural, Architectural, Irrigation, Water features, Landscaping, External works etc. excluding MEP and Façade from the LOD 300 model forwarded as received from the Engineer. The scope is also including to yield extracted BOQ for all disciplines.

The Emirate of Sharjah decided to develop waste to energy facility, which will be the first in the UAE. It will use up to 37.5 tonnes of unrecyclable solid waste an hour to generate 30MW of electricity, supplying electricity to 28,000 households and diverting over 300,000 tonnes of waste from the landfills.

Constructions Industrielles de la Méditerranée (CNIM) has been appointed to design, build, and operate the facility. The company tasked Projac team with the design review.

Approximately 800 Accacia trees have been delivered and planted in Riyadh as part of Green Riyadh city forestation programme. The trees came from local nurseries in the Kingdom, however it is expected that the deliveries from abroad will follow, as 7.5 million of various types of trees will be needed in this unprecedented project.

The project targets to increase vegetation coverage in Riyadh from the current 1.5% to 9.1% in 2030, improving the quality of life for the residents by connecting them to nature and creating new ecosystems in the city.

The programme has a holistic approach – forestation project in the Middle East and the one of that scale requires a sophisticated watering systems, mobilization of the nurseries in Saudi and abroad that can deliver specific plants to survive harsh summers, logistics of the works and many other aspects, making this project one of a kind.

The Saudi National Company of Aviation also known as Oxford Saudia, has an aviation academy at King Fahd International Airport (Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) with various stages of development.

Oxford Saudia has already executed phase 1 of the apron suitable for code A planes (1.5 ha approx), with shaded structures, but it needs to connect this apron to the Taxiway J through the construction of the new Taxiway J4, perpendicular of Taxiway J. Expansion of this Apron is also part of the master plan (2 ha approx).

Egis has been tasked with design consultancy services and construction supervision of new Taxiway J4, apron extension and associated maneuvering areas at Dammam International Airport.

Detailed aeronautical risk assessment / simulation to be done due to the existing physical constraints from the existing shaded structures (aircraft max span limitations).

Oman Power and Water Procurement Company  (OPWP) is responsible for the procurement of new capacity and output for the Main Interconnected System and the Salalah Power System in the Sultanate of Oman.

The Company signed the 3 year term Framework Agreement with EDF in JV with Egis, where Egis will be investigating incidents relating to water and EDF – to power, providing the Client with the complex overview and highly specialised services.

The JV between Egis and EDF also represents the successful cooperation that resulted from the MoU signed in 2018 between the two.

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There is no better way to celebrate completion of a project than to adore it with bushes and trees!

Projacs provided Project Management Services for National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) Headquarters building in Kuwait City, which is now fully operational.

This architecturally striking tower located in Sharq district is not only functional, but fulfils the requirements of a green building – with expected 34% energy reduction and 40% of water consumption reduction.

The team planted number of trees to surround the building, provide so needed shade and further enhance its beauty.

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