ASGC Construction has announced the formation of a new business unit, focusing on roads, infrastructure and marine works. The firm said it formed its new roads, infrastructure and marine works division in response to the increasing need for infrastructure projects, driven by the UAE government’s vision to develop world class infrastructure.
The new division will reinforce ASGC’s capabilities as a holistic construction solutions provider for public and private entities with construction, MEP, fit-out, structural steel, façade and concrete services, said a statement from the company.
The company explained that the roads, infrastructure, and marine division will offer clients complete turnkey solutions with design, procurement, construction, and finance facilities. In addition, it adds value for clients by providing sustainable construction practices and value engineering solutions supported by a highly skilled workforce.
Sameh Fam, ASGC Managing Director, commented: “ASGC was always performing infrastructure scope under all our projects’ main contract work packages butut we realised there is a gap in the market. Therefore, we established a new division to provide cost-efficient, high quality and comprehensive infrastructure solutions catering to the ever-growing demand for world-class infrastructure.”
The ASGC roads, infrastructure and marine division is currently executing four large projects: Al Gurm Phase II in Abu Dhabi by Aldar Properties, and three in Dubai, Nad Al Shiba-2 road works by RTA, Marsa Al Arab by Dubai Holding and Murooj Al Furjan by Nakheel.
The Al Gurm Phase II project is particularly interesting due to its location on an island, Fam said. he explained that ASGC has secured the infrastructure works contract for the 71 plots on the project, with infrastructure works commencing in September 2021. Work is expected to be completed by 2023.
The project scope includes complete infrastructure development of the island with earthworks, landscaping works, marine works, roads and street lighting. In addition, ASGC is also executing structural works including bridges, culverts and causeway works along with the laying of utility networks like wastewater, stormwater, potable water, irrigation, electrical (LV & MV) and telecommunications for the entire island.
The ASGC roads, infrastructure and marine division will support Aldar’s sustainability initiatives at Al Gurm and has made significant progress in incorporating a sustainable building methodology, the company added.
The sustainability steps implemented by ASGC include the non-disruption of marine life, sustainable site offices generating clean energy for temporary power, plantation of natural mangroves and the use of recycled materials.
The company was recognised in February 2022 by Big Project Middle East at its annual awards. In terms of some of its recent contract awards, in October 2021, it secured a $272mn contract for Harmony at Tilal Al Ghaf and in January 2022, Nakheel appointed ASGC to build 620 homes at Murooj Al Furjan.
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