UAE group Farnek secures key FM contracts in Q1

The contracts involve a broad spectrum of FM disciplines


Leading UAE-based smart and green facilities management company Farnek has secured a raft of FM contracts, valued at more than AED131 million in Q1 2021, of which AED101 million is new business.

The contracts involve a broad spectrum of FM disciplines, covering both hard and soft services, as well as hotel management, a new division that Farnek has only recently launched.

All of these contracts vary in length from one to three years and in total Farnek is mobilising 860 extra members of staff to service these new and renewed contracts, said the statement from the company.

Some of the major contract wins include housekeeping and hotel management operations for Expo Village, trolley management and MEP services at Dubai International airport, as well as cleaning services for Nakheel’s new Circle Mall in JVC and providing security for the National Petroleum Construction Company.

CEO Markus Oberlin said: "Almost 30% of these contracts were awarded to us from organisations based in Abu Dhabi, which underscores our growing presence and reputation in the UAE capital. Another pleasing aspect of our Q1 2021 contract wins was the broad scope of work we were entrusted with, including our very first hotel management contract, which was for the Expo Village."

"Expo Village has been designated as the official residential community to accommodate participants onsite during the Expo and comprises of eleven clusters of mid to high-rise buildings with over 2,000 apartments," he added.

Other major contract wins in Q1 for Farnek include Accor, Meydan and Aldar entailing façade cleaning and manpower supply. These are in addition to the 65 new members of staff that were mobilised earlier this year, after Farnek had been contracted to manage a range of FM services for the Fairmont Dubai hotel, Revier Hotel, S Hotel and the deluxe Sonder – JBR Suites.

Director of Business Development Khaldun Aburok said the FM sector was exceptionally competitive and commercial contracts were awarded based on added value not on price alone.

"Therefore, we always make a point of demonstrating a high degree of specialist training and technical professionalism, offering a cost-effective, well-equipped, highly motivated, tech-savvy workforce," he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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