Dubai, UAE: The AMANA Construct vertical of Group AMANA has delivered the third phase of the DB Schenker mega logistics centre in Dubai, which will serve as a key distribution hub for the GCC. AMANA completed construction of the enormous 37,000 sqm of green warehouse space utilising 100% renewable energy. This takes the Group’s total logistics footprint in Dubai to 84,000 sqm.
AMANA is at the forefront of disrupting the construction sector, making it faster, safer, greener, and smarter by leveraging technology and modular construction methodologies through its subsidiary DuBox. As a market leader in building green logistics centers in the region, AMANA used the offsite construction method at the DB Schenker logistics centre to deliver improved product quality and a 30% reduction in construction duration.
AMANA also used BIM and MEP services to streamline the construction process and to collaborate through cloud-based and network servers. BIM enhanced project coordination between the various teams and clients. It also ensured standardised products were produced in a factory environment, then shipped and assembled on site. This ensured faster construction, better coordination between departments, safer sites and less waste.
Joe Labaky, General Manager of UAE and Emerging Markets at AMANA Contracting, said: “We are delighted to announce the completion of another milestone project in the UAE which will enhance its competitiveness as a key regional logistics hub. Despite the economic challenges over the past two years and its impact on the cost of construction materials, AMANA delivered the project on time and within the allocated budget. We were also able to achieve one million man-hours of LTI upon completion of the project – which is a tremendous achievement.”
AMANA’s commitment to delivering clean building practices and high quality is reflected in the existing tools and technologies it used throughout the DB Schenker logistics centre. Through its company DuBox, AMANA significantly reduced carbon emissions during construction. By developing various components offsite in factory-controlled conditions, AMANA was able to significantly reduce wastage and other overheads. In addition, AMANA used solar panels on the roof and other special construction materials to further reduce emissions during operations.
About Group AMANA:
Group AMANA are the regional leader in the design-build of industrial and commercial facilities, with over 1,500 buildings constructed across the region in three decades of operations. Committed to building faster, safer, and greener, AMANA’s three verticals: Construct, Manufacture and Enhance, all operate on the core values of delivering certainty and quality, with agility and integrity.
The Construct vertical includes AMANA Contracting and AMANA Aviation Fueling, building on the Group’s rich legacy of industrial construction. The Manufacture vertical is changing construction in the region with intelligent solutions and innovative technology, through its subsidiaries DuBox and DuPod. The Enhance vertical includes AMANA Solar and AMANA Energy-Saving, which are driving the region’s sustainability agenda. With more than 8,000 employees in 11 cities across seven countries, Group AMANA continues to build on its formidable legacy, shaping the future of construction.