Emirates Glass secures five orders

Emirates Glass has won major contracts to supply 68000 m² of its EmiCool glass to five major projects in Dubai.

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By  Eudore Chand Published  January 14, 2004

Emirates Glass has won major contracts to supply 68000 m² of its EmiCool glass to five major projects in Dubai. The Al Quoz-based producer is consolidating its position on its home turf by bagging contracts from the UAE’s biggest players. “Our single largest order is from Emaar Properties’ on-going Dubai Marina project. We have been contracted to supply 19000 m² of EmiCool to this [development,]” said Jerry Dowling, general manager of Emirates Glass. Emirates Glass has finished work on three of the complex’s towers and expects to finish work on two more towers by the end of March 2004. The company has also won two separate contracts from Engineering Aluminium & Multiforms, to supply a combined 19000 m² of EmiCool to the Green Community project in Dubai. “We will supply 11000 m² to Multiform and 8000 m² to Engineering Aluminium for their respective projects [the] Green Community,” Dowling said. A fourth contract has been signed with Alabbar Aluminium for the 21st Century Tower project. “We supplied 16000 m² of our top-of-the-line EmiCool glass to dress the tower,” explained Dowling. Emirates Glass has also won a contract to supply 10000 m² of EmiCool NN glass to The Gate project at the Dubai International Financial Centre. Designed by Gensler, it will house, among other things, the DIFC offices and the proposed regional stocks exchange. “The five recent wins in Dubai are for a combined supply of 68 000 m² of top quality glass,” said Dowling. “However, the contracts were not easy to win. This may be our home turf, but it is more open than most other markets. The free market policy in the UAE offers absolutely no protection against the best or the worst in the world,” Dowling added. According to Dowling, EmiCool won because of its superior quality. The product has been tested by TNO and has proven to exceed other products by more established and larger producers. “It is especially suited for the local market where glass can be the weakest link and the biggest source of heat gain in an air-conditioned steel-and-glass building in the Gulf,” Dowling said. “EmiCool provides the optimal balance between requirements to keep the heat out while, providing enough indoor light and aesthetic appearances,” he added.

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