15 March 2017

Dubai, UAE - Al Shafar General Contracting Company (ASGC), a leading and award-winning UAE construction group, was the recipient of the Roads and Transport Authority’s Best Mega Construction Projects Contractor Award. The award was presented by Mohammed Obaid Al Mulla, Board Member of the RTA’s Board of Directors, and received by Abdul Aziz Mohamed Bin Shafar, Vice President and Executive Director of ASGC, during the RTA’s Outsourcing Companies and Vendors Award 2016.

“Al Shafar is an Emirati company, deeply committed to helping the UAE’s leadership achieve their aim to create a dynamic, thriving economy and a cohesive, tolerant society. We are a key player in the UAE’s drive to develop the urban infrastructure required to sustain a diversified nation that is as loyal to its proud heritage, as it is ambitious for the future. As a business, we want to continue delivering large-scale, complex projects that demonstrate our strengths and capabilities,” Abdul Aziz Bin Shafar said. “We are proud to receive this valuable recognition of our successful partnership with the RTA, and we are looking forward to continuous cooperation, with the aim of achieving mutual prosperity and raising the profile of the UAE as a strategic global destination.”

In 2015, ASGC was awarded an AED 600 million contract from the RTA to build the Etihad (Union) Museum in Dubai, the national cultural centre inaugurated in December 2016 by HH Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in December 2016. The Museum is designed in the shape of a manuscript with seven columns that simulate the pens used to sign the declaration of the union in 1971. The museum includes permanent and temporary halls, a theatre, educational and recreational areas and administration offices. In addition, the corporate identity of the museum which was inspired from the colours of the national flag, federal identity and the seven emirates.

Since 1989, ASGC has built a reputation for excellence and quality, delivering commercial complexes, high-rise buildings, hotels and resorts, industrial projects, and landmark social infrastructure developments.   In addition to undertaking large-scale construction projects, ASGC offers a number of related construction products and services, including mechanical electrical and plumbing services, steel structure, ready-mix concrete and pre-cast products, as well as interior fit-outs through a number of subsidiaries.

For the past 28 years, ASGC has worked on more than 280 projects and has developed a deep understanding of the local construction market with a reputation for consistently delivering high-quality projects. ASGC clients include Meraas Holding, Dubai Properties, Bloom Properties, Emaar, Mediclinic, Wasl Asset Management, Nestle, Al Habtoor Group and IFA Hotels and Resorts. Government clients include the RTA, Dubai Police, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects, Dubai Airports, Abu Dhabi Health Authority, and ADNOC.


About ASGC:
ASGC (Al Shafar General Contracting) is the UAE’s first-choice main contractor for large-scale private and social infrastructure projects. Since 1989, we have built a reputation for excellence and quality, delivering commercial complexes, high-rise buildings, hotels and resorts, industrial projects, and landmark social infrastructure developments. City Walk, Etihad Museum, Vision Tower, JBR, The Onyx, Bay Square, Business Central Towers, Golden Mile, Nestle Factory, Waldorf Astoria, - these and more demonstrate ASGC’s track record in delivering major projects in the UAE.

Other landmark developments under construction such as HH Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Public Library, Dubai Arena, Bluewaters, Taj Hotel, Marina Bloom, Mediclinic’s Parkview Hospital and Dubai Airport Terminal 1, underscore ASGC’s passion for creating contemporary urban experiences that blend structural integrity with aesthetic quality. ASGC has grown to become a key player in the UAE’s construction industry through a commitment to reliability, in-house capabilities and customer dedication. ASGC has delivered numerous projects with exemplary safety records, adhering to strict global health and safety regulations. ASGC employs more than 14,000 construction specialists and workers in the UAE, including its five subsidiaries - Al Shafar Steel Engineering (ASSENT), Emirates Beton (EB), Al Shafar United for Electro-Mechanical Engineering (ASU), Hard Pre-Cast Building Systems (HPBS) and Al Shafar Interiors (ASI).

For further information, please contact:
Khalid Yahya 
ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller
Dubai, UAE
+ 971 4 450 7600  

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