Dubai: UAE-based, Engineering Contracting Company Group (ECC), in partnership with McLaren Construction, a UK-based company with operations in the UAE, have announced the successful delivery of their latest project - the Happiness Street Car Park at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
The car park which was completed in October 2018 and has been successfully operational since, features a rooftop helipad. It has the capacity to support 1,551 solar panels for power generation and can hold nearly 2,600 vehicles, supporting over 3.3 million visitors who come to the venue every year.
Kareem Farah, CEO of ECC commented: “As one of the most diverse and long-standing contracting companies in the UAE, we continuously look to play an essential role in projects that boost the country’s infrastructure, to which DWTC is a significant contributor. Despite projects having their own physical challenges, we are proud to report that the Happiness Street car park was delivered with over 3 million hours of safe work without injury for ECC, PMI and McLaren. This is a testament to the diligence of our workforce and the standards of training implemented by top-level personnel.”
McLaren Construction and ECC have partnered on several developments over the years. ECC has a strong track record of delivering projects on time with cost-effective results. Primarily due to the Group’s supply chain, ECC has established a reputation for its proficiency in harmoniously bringing together numerous construction entities to ensure clarity and the right level of capability in each development.
Structural and other steelworks for the project were delivered by ECC Group’s associated company, Prime Metal industries (PMI). Tarek Iskandarani, General Manager, PMI said: “For the Happiness Street Car Park, PMI utilized 690 tons of steel, with a total of 7,890 sq. m. of structural and nonstructural steel works delivered. Aside from the helipad, solar, and shaded structure on the rooftop, there is also a link bridge that connects the parking facility to the venue, ensuring a safe, covered pedestrian walkway for visitors to the DWTC. This entire project was achieved using the highest level of value engineering for impeccable cost control throughout every phase of the project.”
PMI has worked on several landmark projects across the UAE, most recently the Dubai Frame which is a key addition to the city’s skyline.
Engineering Contracting Company (ECC LLC) was established in 1975 by Mr. Hatem Farah, Chairman of ECC Group. It is one of the most established and diverse contracting companies in the region offering unified construction services through its integration with the ECC Group. With a track-record of innovative and challenging projects, it is able to deliver dynamic solutions to its clients at all stages of construction.
It currently has over 9,000 dedicated and highly qualified professionals. Its projects span the Hospitality, Residential, Commercial, Historical, Educational, Institutional, Industrial, Healthcare, Leisure and Retail sectors.
About McLaren Construction
Established in 2001, McLaren Construction is a UK based privately owned construction business with operations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and has completed several high-profile projects in the UAE, such as the Sky TV studios project and the Etihad Crew Briefing Centre, Abu Dhabi Airport. It has over 600 employees in the UK and UAE.
Prime Metal Industries L.L.C. (PMI) was established in 1988 and has built a reputation that is not only associated with quality, but also with innovation and technical expertise, and has grown in terms of manpower and machinery with a current size of 400 dedicated and highly-qualified professionals. It is one of the leading companies in the UAE for steel and aluminum works, including hot rolled, aluminum & glazed structure works combined with innovative, cost-effective, and value engineered solutions tailored to each and every client’s unique requirements.
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