Dubai-based companies awarded Bahrain F1 race-track contracts

Emirates Glass fights off intense international competition to win glass contract for the Formula One complex in Bahrain.

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By  Eudore Chand Published  November 27, 2003

Emirates Glass is to supply the glass for the Formula One complex in Bahrain. The contract represents Emirates Glass’s continuing success at breaking into the highly competitive international market. In the case of this latest project the company fought off intensive competition from several international giants to be selected by project architect Tilke GmbH. Under the terms of the contract, Emirates Glass will supply a substantial 11,000m2 of its top-of-the-line EmiCool NE low emissions glass. The glass is ideally suited for the high temperatures of the Gulf as it keeps out the glaring sun while allowing sufficient daylight to flow into the building, which helps save on electricity costs. While celebrating this latest success, Jerry Dowling, general manager of Emirates Glass said: “We are thrilled to have got such a prestigious contract outside of our home territory.” “The winning of the contract to supply the Formula One Complex in Bahrain, of course, stands out not in terms of the volumes we would be supplying, but also in terms of the visibility of the project and the interest it has generated worldwide and in our region o operations,” he added. The contractor for the project is Aluminium Services. The project is scheduled to complete by the end of the year. Earlier this month, another Dubai firm, Dubai Cable Company (Ducab), was awarded cable supply contract, worth Dh4 million for the Circuit. One of the key components of the project is the availability and the continuous supply of power. Colin Paskins, managing director, Ducab said: “Ducab will supply cables on a fast delivery basis to ensure the track will be dependably powered by quality cables. The cables and wires being provided for the project range from MV to LV and a variety of cable accessories, including Ducab Connect components. We are confident that our cables will supersede all others that have been used in other circuits, ensuring that the circuit proves to be the catalyst for unprecedented growth of this sport in the region.”

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