Group AMANA delivers state-of-the-art AED 150mR&D facility for Jotun at Dubai Science Park

Group AMANA delivers state-of-the-art AED 150mR&D facility for Jotun at Dubai Science Park

Centrespans 23,000 sqm,and will facilitate research operations and two pilot production labs, a painting studioand offices, among other recreational spaces

Dubai, 11January 2023: Group AMANA has announced the completion and handover of a major AED 150-million strategicproject for Jotun MEIA FZ in Dubai Science Park. The state-of-the-art facility is part of the company’s new MEIA (Middle East, India and Africa) regional office, and covers a built area of 23000 sqm. This is the latest project delivered to the highest standard by AMANA Contracting, with optimal quality and results.

The facility houses spaces for corporate users for regional operations and has a main boardroom, meeting rooms, prayer rooms, gym, training rooms, recreational zones, a canteen, and other areas. Additionally, the R&D laboratory building will facilitate high-quality wet, solvent and powder paint testing and research operations, and is located on dedicated floors. It also includes two pilot production labs, a loading area and store, a painting studio, offices for laboratory staff and meeting rooms.

Joe Labaky, General Manager of UAE and Emerging Markets at AMANA Contracting, said: “AMANA continues its mission of delivering certainty and quality across milestone projects in the region. The partnership between Jotun and AMANA is built on a foundation of common values:a shared commitment to sustainability and to delivering excellence over many decades in the Middle East. AMANA leveraged innovative technologies to improve on quality and reduce materials, achieving over two million manhours with no lost-time injury (LTI) or any major safety incidents, highlighting our commitment to the highest safety standards.”

AMANA used the latest technologies, including BIM and OffsiteConstructionto deliver excellence and timely construction. BIM technology was used to map out digital drawings of the project and deliver thorough installation of Modular Systems, instead of conventional methods. The facility also showcased JOTUN’s premium products by using 100% Jotun paints and coating products. The project is set to achieve LEED silver classification in the near future.

Aligned with Jotun’s global initiative to reduce its carbon footprint by 50% by 2030, AMANA used an innovative technique to help reduce energy dissipation in the building. Chilled water pipes run through the floor slabs, cooling down the concrete floor. This helps preserve room temperature, reducing the energy required to cool the space.

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About Group AMANA:

Group AMANA are the regional leader in the design-build of industrial and commercial facilities, with over 1,500 buildings constructed across the region in three decades of operations. Committed to building faster, safer, and greener, AMANA’s three verticals: Construct, Manufacture and Enhance, all operate on the core values of delivering certainty and quality, with agility and integrity.             

The Construct vertical includes AMANA Contracting and AMANA Aviation Fueling, building on the Group’s rich legacy of industrial construction. The Manufacture vertical is changing construction in the region with intelligent solutions and innovative technology, through its subsidiaries DuBox and DuPod. The Enhance vertical includes AMANA Solar and AMANA Energy-Saving, which are driving the region’s sustainability agenda. With more than 8,000 employees in 11 cities across seven countries, Group AMANA continues to build on its formidable legacy, shaping the future of construction.

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