CSCEC Middle East (L.L.C) held a commencement ceremony for Viceroy Hotel project at the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai on November 24th, 2013. Mr. Kabir Mulchandani, CEO of SKAI holdings, Ms. Nadia Zaal, CEO of ZAYA, Mr. Yu Tao, President & CEO of CSCEC Middle East and other related distinguished guests from Consultant ECG and Design Consultant P & T attended the ceremony as well.
“Today marks a key development in the construction of the Viceroy Dubai Palm Jumeirah. Following months of hard work, we are now starting to see the structure take form. We are delighted with the response from the market and are pleased to be able to show our investors that the project is progressing smoothly and ahead of target,” said Kabir Mulchandani, CEO of SKAI Holdings.
“Dubai’s successful Expo 2020 bid will have a hugely positive effect on the emirate’s real estate sector. The exhibition is expected to draw in 25 million visitors and create 270,000 new jobs. The influx of people will not only benefit the city’s property market, but every other sector including retail, hospitality, tourism and even industry,” he added.
“We are pleased to announce this key milestone in the construction of this ambitious project. Now that the enabling and piling works are nearing completion, we can push ahead with the main structural work, which puts us on target to complete by 2016,” reiterated by Mr. Yu Tao.
Viceroy Dubai Palm Jumeirah is jointly invested by both SKAI holdings and CSCEC Middle East (L.L.C). It will offer its investors and guests 479 large rooms and suites and 222 signature Viceroy Residences with breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf. The property is strategically located at the base of The Palm Jumeirah with its convenient traffic connections to other parts of Dubai.
Viceroy Dubai Palm Jumeirah will feature services and amenities created especially for the diverse group of business and leisure guests expected to frequent the hotel and residences. The hotel will also include spectacular dining venues hosted by world-class chefs and a modern spa. A beach club and a 100 metre-long pool will also be complemented by children’s clubs, entertainment and sporting activities.
CSCEC Middle East (L.L.C) has won the prestigious ACC Value Champion Award for 2013 at the award ceremony held at Los Angeles, the United States in November 2013.
This Award is handed out by Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). ACC is a global and largest bar association for law firms and legal departments and which has been founded for more than 30 years, with more than 30,000 members in more than 75 countries. The Value Champion Award is tailored specifically for in-house legal departments and law firms all over the world and the tenet of this Award is to choose the top 12 world-class legal departments or law firms all over the world yearly. There were numerous large global corporations and legal departments applying for it such as: Bank of America, British Telecommunications, Nike, Office Depot and United Technologies Corporation etc.
The key elements that led to CSCEC Middle East being honoured this Award are cost saving, technology application, sufficient services and especially, the senior management model of CSCEC Middle East which allows the legal department to work efficient and at a high level.
It is worth mentioning that CSCEC Middle East is the only company outside Europe and the United States which win this Award. After the Awards ceremony, a large number of personnel in the corporate legal departments who attended this ceremony extended their congratulations to CSCEC. The award-winning results have been published on websites and also in international newspapers and magazines like Bloomberg. This will not only increase our Company’s reputation all over the world, but also fully reflects the outstanding work and notable performance of our Company and the Company’s Legal Affairs Department when compared to other international companies. This Award will also encourage and motivate all staff to make more contributions to our Company.
CSCEC Middle East (L.L.C) has been presented the Government Cooperation Award by the UAE Ministry of Public Works in December 2013. CSCEC Middle East is one of only two companies that have been awarded.
The UAE Federal Ministry of Public Works is our most important cooperation partner. In recently years, CSCEC Middle East has been constructed Sheikh Khalifa Specialist Hospital, Bypass Road, Al Amal Hospital and etc. Sheikh Khalifa Specialist Hospital Project, successfully passed the joint acceptance conducted by the Federal Ministry of Public Works (MOPW) and the Ministry of Health with the total acceptance rate of 95, an extremely higher score than the normal passing rate, and the completed project was also highly appraised by the MOPW inspectors. This award fully reflects our construction capacity and project management are highly appraised and recognized by the MOPW.
The UAE Ministry of Public Works is the governing body for all government financed projects, including government building projects, hospitals, schools and other public infrastructure projects. It is one of the most important government departments for construction works in the UAE.
Successful Installation of the First Super Jumbo Mobile Tower Crane at Abu Dhabi Airport Midfield Terminal Building Project
The first Super Jumbo Mobile Tower Crane (MTC2) at Abu Dhabi Airport Midfield Terminal Building (MTB) Project has been successfully installed recently. There was a joint inspection conducted by the main contractor TCA JV, Equipment Department, the manufacturer ZOOMLION and MTB Project Team and was highly praised by the TCAJV for meeting the high standard quality work and safety requirement.
The mobile tower crane model D1100-63 which is the largest traveling mobile tower crane ever used in the Middle East. Tower crane with working radius of 80m and the maximum load moment is 1100 ton-m. The main technical performance indicators have reached international advanced level, in line with European FEM (European Material Handling Machinery Association) standards. The parts of MTC2 are more than 1100 units and pins are more than 3000 pieces, which is really a JUMBO TOWER CRANE in the tower crane family. The overall performance in the world ranked first in the tower crane of the same model.
As the parts of the MTC2 are very heavy, it has to be dismantled into pieces and shipped from Mainland China to MTB project in terms of loading and transporting. The installation team had to assemble them into basic functional units, loaded it onto the trailer and shipped to the job site.
The installation of the MTC2 is required high technical standard, heavy workload, long installation period, together with smooth site coordination and good safety management. The successful installation laid a solid foundation for the upcoming related installation works.
CSCEC Middle East (L.L.C) Won the Big Project ME Awards 2013
China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East) (L.LC) won the Big Project ME Awards 2013 for the Improvement of Emirates Road under the category of the Civil Development of the Year. The award ceremony took place on the 25th of November at the Godophin Ballroom of the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai.
Attended by more than 400 guests from the regional construction industry, the awards saw some of the region’s most exciting and dynamic construction projects and firms recognized for their contribution to the growth and development of the industry.
The project comprises 33km of roads, 13 bridges and interchanges plus a series of utilities upgrades.
The winning of the award indicated that the Improvement of Emirates Road project had made a significant impact to the completion of the city’s aspirations of becoming a major logistical hub as well as putting down the groundwork for growth potentially spurred on by winning the host of the EXPO 2020.
CSCEC Middle East (L.L.C) Awarded Viceroy Hotel Project
CSCEC Middle East (L.L.C) has been officially awarded the Main Contract Package of the Viceroy Hotel Project located on Palm Jumeirah by ZAYA Real Estate Development. After a half year negotiation, CSCEC Middle East (L.L.C) and Skai Holding Ltd (the major investor of this project) mutually signed the Shareholders Agreement to form the Special Purpose Vehicle “Assas Investments Ltd”, and started to develop the unique luxury hotel jointly.
The Viceroy Hotel project is located at the centre pathway of the Palm Jumeirah with a site area of 28,400 square meters. The mixed-use development, includes a five-star Luxury hotel “Viceroy” with 481 guest rooms and suites, 2 hotel apartments with 211 residential units and 10 villas with the total BUA of 173,965 square meters. The project is planned to be constructed in 36 months. The anticipated construction completion is in the middle of 2016 while the Hotel is scheduled to be in full operation by the end of 2016.
The market response is overwhelmingly positive since its initial announcement of the project, and all the apartments and 90% of the hotel rooms have been sold out. With the involvement of CSCEC Middle East (L.L.C) in the investment, the unique development also attracted the interests from a number of Chinese financial institutes to provide the project financing.
The implementation of the Viceroy Hotel project is the first investment in a development project in the Middle East and marks a significant milestone in our growth in the region. It is a major breakthrough for CSCE to diversify our business from general contracting into an alternative business model. The U.A.E Real Estate market has also become the fourth overseas market in which CSCEC has invested on properties investment, after that of US, UK and Singapore.
China Consul General in Dubai Visits CSCEC Middle East (L.L.C)
H.E. Mr. Tang Weibin, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Dubai and Ms. Zhang Yi, Commercial Counselor, Economic & Commercial Section, Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Dubai visited and conveyed their seasonal greetings to CSCEC Middle East L.L.C (CSCEC ME) on 18th October, 2013.
H.E. Mr. Tang and Ms. Zhang were welcomed by Mr. Yu Tao, President & CEO of CSCEC ME. Accompanied by the senior management of CSCEC ME, they were showed around the Dubai JLT head office. At the welcome meeting, Mr. Yu Tao expressed gratitude to them for their visit to our Company. Afterwards, there was a presentation regarding the overall overseas operational development of CSCEC Group as well as the basic information of CSCEC ME over the past 10 years.
H.E. Mr. Tang said CSCEC ME is the first large scale state-owned enterprise that he has visited in the UAE since his appointment. The Consul General appreciated our comprehensive capabilities in the local and overseas construction business. He spoke very highly about the Company’s achievements to date and committed himself to provide any possible assistance or support if required when undertaking future business development in the UAE.
CSCEC Middle East (L.L.C) Won the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA) in its Silver Category
China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East) (L.LC) was presented with the 12th Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA) in the Silver Category at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, 24th August, 2013 by H.H. Sheikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court.
This was the company’s first attempt at this prestigious award and winning the SKEA award is a great achievement and recognition for CSCEC Middle East (L.L.C) in the UAE Construction industry as we distinguish our operating practices from other organizations in the industry. This award will deliver a message of trust to all our current and future clients.
The Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA) was launched by the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ADCCI) back in 1999 as a blue print, roadmap and a methodology for continuous improvement aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of all business sectors in Abu Dhabi and the UAE.
In the silver category, 11 companies were screened out of hundreds of aspirants from across all business sectors including the government, services, healthcare and construction sectors. Along with CSCEC Middle East (L.L.C), the National Drilling Company and National Petroleum Construction Company were also awarded the silver category from the construction sector.
In the other categories (i.e. Gold and Diamond) no awards were presented for any company from the construction sector.
Congratulations to all the staff for this enormous achievement and we shall continue to work harder to sustain and improve what has been achieved and to remember that the journey of excellence never ends.
Mr. Yu Tao Interviewed by Construction Week
Mr. Yu Tao, President & CEO of the CSCEC Middle East (L.L.C) has been interviewed by Construction Week recently. The interview covered topics concerning business operations, current and completed projects, with an insight into the construction market in the UAE and the project financing of Viceroy Hotel etc.
CSCEC Middle East (L.L.C) Awarded the MEP Sub-contract Works of Dubai Airport Concourse 4 Project
2013, CSCEC Middle East (L.L.C) and BK Gulf have signed the Joint Venture Agreement for the MEP Sub-contract Works of Dubai Airport Concourse 4 project. The Client is Dubai Airport Aviation Corporation, and the main contractor is ALEC (Al Jaber LEGT Engineering & Contracting). The construction area of Concourse 4 is 149,000 square meters, with a height of 28 meters. The project also includes 17 aircraft stands. The overall project duration is 28 months and the duration of MEP installation is 18 months.
The scope of the MEP contract includes the water supply and drainage system, fire fighting system, HVAC system, HV, LV, ELV systems, etc.
The project will be challenging due to the high grade specifications, advanced construction technology and the difficulties involved in coordinating the works.
The project will be operated with full integration between CSCEC and BK Gulf. This is the first time that the MEP Division has undertaken a large-scale and high-end public project in the Middle East region. This is a major achievement for CSCEC Middle East (L.L.C) following the reformed business strategy and another significant breakthrough for MEP Division to undertake an external project independently.