Five brave volunteers from Egis and Projacs in Dubai: Ahlam, Kasia, Garyth, Rob and Sita planted mangrove trees in Al Zorah, Ajman.
The Al Zorah Mangroves, which occupies over 5.4 mln sqm is recognized as a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention. The most common tree found in Al Zohra is Avicennia marina, commonly known as the gray or white mangrove due to the color of the bark. The trees grow to a height of 3-10m, creating a complex ecosystem for native marine and plant life and shelter for resident and migratory birds.
Recent studies indicate that mangroves can sequester four times more carbon than rainforests can, which makes them a very important tool in tacking the pollution. They are also vital in reducing flooding and erosion from storms, by creating the strong root connections.
Nowadays, the mangroves are at great risk, due to raising water levels and salt level in the water. The planting programms help in restoration of the mangrove forests, especially in the economically active areas, where the water is more polluted.
Egis opens local entity in Saudi Arabia
At the beginning of 2020 we celebrated the establishment of Egis Saudi Engineering Consultancy (ESEC).
With Christian Laugier as a Chairman and Ayad Habboush as General Manager, ESEC is already actively engaged in tenders within our all business domains. We are now in a good position to successfully offer the whole range of our services and we are confident we will continue to thrive in Saudi market, with many awards and achievement on national level.
Together with Projacs, ESEC can fulfill the most complex offerings. Projacs, involved in many PMCM projects, continues to secure prestigious awards, such as Makkah and Taif Municipality (SAR57mln and over 51 staff), Riyadh Amana (SAR90 mln with over 100 staff), all of which are challenging engagements due to Saudisation programs and training requirements.
KSA has undergone a fundamental transformation and continues to implement changes almost on daily basis, easing the business conduct, introducing iconic projects and relaxing business constraints.
One of the milestones was the opening the country to tourism by allowing on-arrival tourist visa – this major change led to immediate improvement of tourism sector. Entertainment projects, refurbishment of historical sites, new cities, sport centers created major opportunities to be targeted.
Please contact Ayad Habboush at: Ayad.HABBOUSHfirstname.lastname@example.org to know more about the opportunities and ongoing projects.
Ahliyyah School for Girls and the Bishop’s School for Boys new campus development project will be located in Na’ur Municipality, along Airport Road. The available land plot is 36,630 sqm.
The campus is set to cater for approximately 1,900 students, with 42,000 sqm of total built up area. The design must present solutions that are economically feasible, environmentally compliant and conveys the school’s identity, values and spirit. The design while being cost effective should maintain the school values of intimacy, humility, openness, inclusiveness, warmth and sense of security.
Egis secured another waste related contract in Middle East region – this time in Jordan for Technical Assistance for the Project Implementation Unit of the Support to the Implementation of the National Solid Waste Management Strategy.
The Technical Assistance Team, created as a consortium of three companies: LDK Consultants (Greece), Egis (France) and Engicon (Jordan) is required to provide support services to the Project Implementation Unit across the spectrum of operations, from the identification/design to the completion of works/inception of the operation, including project management complying with EU and FDA standards. The priority investments include municipal solid waste transfer and treatment/disposal infrastructures and facilities.
Egis aviation team secured a contract for the Master Planning Services for FlyNAS (MRO) Facility at King Khalid International Airport in KSA.
Operating as a low cost airline both internationally and domestically, FlyNAS expansion plans are indicative of an anticipated sustained growth through the next 10 years and beyond.
In order to mobilize what is becoming a substantial fleet of aircraft, FlyNAS are considering how the development of their own Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) facility at King Khalid International Airport will enable them to have more control of their MRO program, reducing the dependence and cost requirement of third party operators.
Egis has been tasked with the preparation of the master plan report that will contain a detailed layout drawing, which will serve as a blue print for the development of the design.
On Saturday, 16th November 2019, the President of Ashghal - Public Works Authority, His Excellency Dr. Eng. Saad bin Ahmad Al Muhannadi, in the presence of senior dignitaries and officials: HE Safar Mubarak Al Shafi, Assistant Undersecretary for General Services Affairs at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment; HE Franck Gellet, French Ambassador to Qatar, a number of Ministries’ Undersecretaries & Assistant Undersecretaries, led the official site visit and grand opening of Al Karaana Lagoons in Qatar.
Reclamation and Rehabilitation of Al Karaana Lagoon project became one of the most environmentally significant projects in the country. “The area transformed from a harmful environment to a healthy wildlife habitat. We are proud of this achievement, which reflects the continuous efforts of all entities to provide sustainable solutions to protect the environment.” said HE Dr. Eng. Saad bin Ahmad Al Muhannadi. Previously polluted lakes are now home to over a hundred different species of birds, mammals, reptiles and fish. The site will serve as a tourist attraction but will also provide the research fields for local schools and universities.
A tree-planting event was also organized during the official opening. The students from Al Karaana School for Boys participated in Our Kids Planting Trees campaign launched by the Supervisory Committee for Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar.
Egis was involved in all stages of the project from 2015 when awarded a Pre and Post Contract Consultancy Services contract to rehabilitate the lagoon. The project involved various elements, such as: waste water evaporation (volume estimated to 4.7 mln m3), remediation of approx. 2.7 mln m3 of polluted soils, including 0.5 mln m3 heavily polluted, creation of a new unloading facility for industrial waters, development of a zone dedicated to wildlife conservation, supplied by the treated water coming from the adjacent water treatment plant. The works were carried out by Suez under a D&B contract.
“When the environmental survey carried out in 2015 showed that the lagoons attract so many different species of animals, it was clear to us that the area must become a wildlife preserve and that we must put all our efforts in execution of this iconic project” – said Philippe Berthet, Project Director from Egis.
The lagoons are not just beautiful – they are part of Qatar’s sustainable vision and will be appreciated for the generations to come.
Following the framework agreement, Ashghal awarded Egis a secondment contract for highly skilled staff in project management field to support the timely achievement of Ashghal’s New Corporate Strategy 2018- 2022, as part of new vision “Excellence in delivering and managing efficient sustainable infrastructure”.
The seconded employees will work on numerous infrastructure projects across the country.
Congratulations to Projacs Egypt team for securing a new project: Project Management Services for Il Mondo Mixed-Use Project in Cairo.
Since mid 2016, Projacs in JV with Optimal Proje Yönetimi and Dome Dogal Mekan Mimarlık has been working on Istanbul Seismic Risk Mitigation and Emergency Preparedness Project.
Turkey is highly vulnerable to natural disasters, particularly earthquakes. Within the nation’s high-risk context, Istanbul is at most risk due to its seismic-prone location on the North Anatolian Fault, high population and commercial/industrial densities.
The purpose of project was to demolish existing 45 public buildings damaged by the recent earthquakes and to construct new ones, some of them schools with the aim to open at the beginning of the school year.
The timely completion has been greatly appreciated by the government of Turkey and in line with the yearly tradition, year President Erdogan opened a new school, this time the one completed under the Projacs’ scheme - Ataturk Science High School.