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On September 25th, the seminar on the Chinese Enterprises’ Business Development in the MENA Region was held in the Embassy of PRC in Abu Dhabi. The seminar was chaired by Ambassador Chang Hua, meanwhile Mr. Zhang Yi, Special Envoy of the Chinese Government and Chairman of the State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC), was present and also delivered an important speech.
On behalf of CSCEC, Mr. Yu Tao, President & CEO of CSCEC ME introduced CSCEC’s overseas operations to Mr. Zhang and all other delegates, especially emphasized on the business activities in the Middle East. Mr. Yu expressed that CSCEC’s success in the Middle East could be summarized by four outstanding achievements. First of all, CSCEC ME made a significant breakthrough for promoting the branding of CSCEC; secondly, the Company has grown rapidly with a “corner overtaking” development pattern. Thirdly, the company had adjusted and diversified its business model and last but not least, the Company is transformed to be more localized and internationalized. Besides, Mr. Yu pointed out that the Company faced the problem of high financing cost related to project financing and investment in the Middle East. In response, Mr. Zhang called on the relevant authorities concerned should work together to solve the problem so as to implement the “One Belt, One Road” strategy.
The meeting was ended by the speech of Mr. Zhang. During the speech, he highlighted the essential meaning of the “One Belt, One Road” strategy and hopes that Chinese enterprises will further develop the business as well as deepen mutually beneficial corporation with countries in the MENA area.
Mme. Li Lingbing, the Chinese Consul-General in Dubai and representatives from more than twenty Chinese enterprises also attended the conference.

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On July 28th, 2015, CSCEC Middle East (L.L.C) received the official Letter of Acceptance from Damac Crescent Properties LLC for the Main Works Package for the project of P021.05-DXB-2012 Akoya Artesia Plot E006 at “Akoya by Damac”. The contract value is AED 476,500,000.00.

This project consists of 4 towers connected by a retail podium, located on Al-Hebiah Third, Dubailand (Mudon), Dubai, UAE. Tower A is a 4-star hotel with fantastic appearance and facilities. And Tower B, C and D are serviced apartments. The total built up area is 163,780 m2with total construction duration of 900 days.

Akoya Artesia Tower is the third cooperation with Damac after Lake View Tower and Lake Terrance both awarded in the year of 2006. Trust that it will be a new start of our future cooperation.

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On August 20th, after five hours of continuous work, the first bay’s temporary towers supporting the main roof of the Central Terminal Building of Abu Dhabi International Airport Midfield Terminal Building-Steel Project, were de-propped successfully and smoothly. This was considered as another important milestone in the construction history of Abu Dhabi International Airport after the erection of large-span arch and the production and erection of complex joint. This has also earned high acclaim from the invited Abu Dhabi local medias and representatives of the project owner (Abu Dhabi Airports Company), engineering project supervisor (AECOM) and main contractor (the joint venture of TAV, CCC and ATC), meanwhile fully demonstrating the great power of China State Construction Engineering Corporation (hereafter referred to as CSCEC).

It’s known that the project set up a de-propping command center with a general commander and seven professional teams for implementing de-propping and the de-propping was approved by project owner, supervisor and the main contractor. After about 3 months’ preparation and 4 times’ dry run, the project teams tried their best to guarantee each measurement data, each welding seam, each temporary connection plate and each high strengthen bolt meet the requirements of British standard specification. In addition, the project teams checked the de-propping zone for 20 times and explained the details to all operators before the de-propping.

At local time 4:00am, the de-propping started and was conducted in accordance with the orders done by the general commander staged from pre-check, jacking force reading, de-propping to anomaly detection, etc. Until local time 9:00pm, the four sub-stages of the de-propping for the first bay were completed eventually.

Furthermore, it’s learned that the project has a construction area of 550,000 square meters totally, required for strict enforcement of British standard specifications and to meet the requirements of ESTIDAMA as well as the green environmental protection policy in Abu Dhabi. Hence, the project teams had overcome various difficulties in the aspects of design, technical, fabrication, quality, safety and so on since the commencement of the project from December, 2012.

It is worth mentioning that this project is undertaken together by the CSCEC’s overseas regional company China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East) (L.L.C) and CSCEC’s domestic professional company China Construction Steel Structure Corp. LTD. They both belong to CSCEC and their cooperation would be a typical example of association between strong enterprises in CSCEC so that they can take advantage of each other’s strengths and help CSCEC explore the international market more effectively under China’s strategy of “One Belt and One Road”.

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On the Eid holiday in Kuwait that was on 19th July, 2015, Mr. Wang Di, the newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to Kuwait visited the site of CSCEC NBK New Head Quarters Building Project accompanied by Ms. Cheng Yuli, the Chief Counselor; Mr. Zhu Lian, the Commercial Counselor; Mr Zhang Ge, the Military Attache and Ms. Liu Yuyu, the Counselor.

Mr. Yang Chunsen, the Vice President of CSCEC ME and the Chief Representative of Kuwait Representative Office, warmly welcomed the embassy delegates with a brief presentation to the Ambassador on CSCEC’s overseas business and the projects’ performance in Kuwait.

Following his warm welcome presentation to the on-site management team, the Ambassador highly appreciated CSCEC Kuwait Representative Office achievements, and hoped that the Kuwait Representative Office would enhance and expand the awareness of company branding with more state-of-art projects. He also stated that the Company should take further opportunities to upgrade and transform the structure on an international construction business, aiming focus on efficiency, construction strategies, guaranteed safety and quality, staff training and talent reserve. He further highlighted that under the current international situation, security should be strengthened to ensure staff’s health and safety.

In addition, Ambassador Wang and his delegate also visited the site office of CSCEC NBK New Head Quarters Building Project. During his visit, Ambassador Wang expressed deep impression on CSCEC’s corporate culture, especially by the project’s image printed on Kuwait’s sixth edition currency, which is the Headquarter building of Central Bank of Kuwait constructed by CSCEC. The ambassador highly appreciated CSCEC’s marketing strategy and encouraged us to undertake on more world famous landmarks, in addition to extend project management’s experience and working methods to Kuwait, in order to contribute furthermore towards the “One Belt and One Road” strategy.

 

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On July 22th, 2015, Fortune magazine released the list of “Fortune Global 500 for 2015” on its official website. China State Construction Engineering Corp. Ltd (CSCEC) ranks 37th by the revenue of US$ 129.8871billion, compared with the ranking of 52 last year, a high rise of 15 of its ranking position. On the list of top 500 businesses, CSCEC ranks 8th of the 100 Chinese enterprises and 7th of the enterprises from mainland China.

This year’s Fortune 500 marks the 61st running of the list. In total, the Fortune 500 companies account for $12.5 trillion in revenues, $945 billion in profits, $17 trillion in market value and employ 26.8 million people worldwide.

Since its entry onto the list of Fortune Global 500 Companies in 2006, CSCEC has had such rankings from 2006 to 2015 as 486, 396, 385, 292, 187, 147, 100, 80,52 and 37.

Ms. Li Lingbing, the Chinese Consul-General in Dubai, accompanied by Commercial Counsellor, Ms. Zhang Yi visited CSCEC Middle East (L.L.C) at noon of 24th, June for surveying and supervising works.

Mr. Yu Tao, the President & CEO of CSCEC ME, expressed warm welcome to the surveying team. During the visit, Mr. Yu Tao briefly introduced the key information of CSCEC ME and emphatically introduced the achievement in the Legal Affair and Financing fields in the region. And Ms. Li spoke highly of the achievement of the company in the last decade.

Consul-General Li said she was very proud of the company growing from a project management team into a first class contractor and this should be seen as the results of efforts made by the managements. She wished CSCEC would seek for further development and better corporate image following the “One Belt And One Road” national strategy. Moreover, the Chinese Consulate-General in Dubai would continue supporting CSCEC ME by providing more opportunities on behalf of China.

Mr. Yu Tao was grateful for the continuous supporting and concerning of Consulate-General and said CSCEC ME would positively cooperate with the Consulate-General for further development and more contribution to the economic development between the two countries.

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C&I Division of CSCEC Middle East received the Letter of Acceptance from Dubai Road &Transport Authority to be the Main Contractor for Dubai Parks Access from Sheikh Zayed road project. The total contract value is AED 244,500,074.94, which is equivalent to US Dollars 67 Million,and contract duration is 14 months.

The project is located at Dubai Parks and Resorts in Dubai, consisting mainly the construction of two direction ramps to provide proper access and egress to Dubai Parks from the adjacent road network and land users and grade intersections located on the link between E311 & E11 and other signal on the frontage road.

The project also includes the construction of roadway signages and pavement marking, street lighting, landscaping, irrigation ducts, storm drainage, diversion and protection of services systems

The successful award of this project is a strong proof of the company’s good reputation as well as capacity to win trust from the Client, and it marks the Company’s solid foundation in the infrastructure market in the UAE.

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We are pleased and delighted to announce that Mr. Yu Tao, our President  & CEO, is ranked No. 2 in 2015 Construction Week Power 100 List, compared with a ranking of No. 10 last year.

This year’s list is dominated by powerhouses not only from the GCC, but also leading figures from the wider Middle East. The ranking contains key figures from the region’s key players such as Saudi BinLadin Group,  El Seif, Emaar, Consolidated Contractors Company(CCC) , Arabtec Construction, as well as construction professionals from countries including Egypt, Lebanon(Arabian Construction Company) and Turkey(TAV Construction)  all made the cut.

Entry to the Power 100 list is another great achievement in the field concerning construction, technical skills, and profitability. It is a great recognition for CSCEC Middle East (L.L.C) in the UAE as we distinguish our operating practices from other organizations in the Real Estate & Construction industry.

This is the sixth Power 100 annual list published by Construction Week and the candidates included industry leaders in the Middle East region with great influence and contribution to the industry and society. Please refer to the link http://www.constructionweekonline.com/article-28739-2014-construction-week-power-100-1-10/10/ to get more information.

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On 14th May 2015, China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East) (L.L.C) won the “In-House Innovation Award” at the prestigious Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards 2015 held in Dubai Raffles Hotel.

This awards event is hosted by Corporate Counsel Middle East and Legal Week (organisers of The British Legal Awards). There were numerous legal departments and law firms applying for it with only a few of them nominated for the ceremony. On the winning category of “In-House Innovation Award”, CSCEC ME made its victory for its outstanding legal affairs management and excellent innovative power, in competing with and winning over powerful nominees such as Emirates Group, Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd, DIFC Courts, Dell, Economic Zones World and E-government Authority, Kingdom of Bahrain.

CSCEC ME received warm applause and congratulations when the award was announced in the ceremony, where more than 30 prestigious law firms and corporate legal departments and over 300 guests attended. News about the award will be published on websites and local and international newspapers. It is expected that CSCEC ME is gaining more respect and reputation in the business and legal circles of Middle East after it won 3 awards in such event since 2013.

With the persistent support and effective guidance of our parent company CSCEC and CSCEC Overseas Operations, the continuous improvement in legal affairs management of CSCEC ME is believed to be extensively recognized in the market of Middle East.

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The 1st Sports Festival jointly organized by the Chinese Embassy

in the UAE and Chinese enterprises in Abu Dhabi took place between 24th April and 8th May at Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel.

This Sports Festival features the following sport games such as football, basketball, tennis, bowling and shooting. CSCEC ME participated in all of the games and won Champion in the football games and received Best Organization Award.

This Sports Festival aims to promote the exchanges and collaborations between Chinese enterprises and Chinese Embassy and widely attended by more than 20 Chinese enterprises in Abu Dhabi.

His Excellency, Mr. Chang Hua, Chinese Ambassador to the UAE, Mr. Yu Tao, President & CEO of CSCEC ME and senior management members from other Chinese companies were present at the award gala on the evening of 8th May.

中国驻阿联酋大使常华与中建中东公司代表队在开幕式合影        中建中东公司总经理余涛作为颁奖嘉宾为获奖人颁奖

常华大使、余涛总经理与中建中东公司代表队在闭幕式合影

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