Belgium Aluminium & Glass Industries (Bag) is investing $22 million in a production facility in Industrial City of Abu Dhabi, nearly trebling the company's production capacity of glazed building facades.
Construction of the factory, in Mussafah, is due to be completed in May 2008.
It will have a production capacity of 360,000 square metres a year of glazed structures for building facades. This will include two dedicated production lines for unitised curtain walls.
Germany’s Alcoa Group is the factory’s system supplier.
Bag, part of UAE-based Al-Faraa Construction Group, is capitalising on the construction boom in the federation. “In Abu Dhabi demand for glazed structures is nearly 5 million square metres a year,” says Ashraf Al-Bolok, operations manager at Bag. “There is huge demand here.”
Bag’s existing capacity for glazed structures stands at 140,000 square metres a year.
“We are now nearly trebling this and there will be more expansion in future,” says Al-Bolok. “We will be fully equipped with the latest unitised system technology to meet the market requirements for more advanced and sophisticated building technology.”
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