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Waagner Biro Aktiengesellschaft Dubai




Waagner Biro Aktiengesellschaft

Tel: 04-2953547, 04-3939908, 04-3937314, 04-3949003

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Dubai / إمارة_دبي

Address: P.O.Box : 8542, Dubai


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Company listed before: Waagner Biro Gulf (Reference: 248949) (Tel: 04-2945354) | Company listed after: Waad Autospare Parts (Tel: 04-3975559, 04-3971008)


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Jonas Schmidt, (), 05.01.2009 - 20:14
Waagner-Biro Stahlbau AG – a Middle Eastern success story
Vienna, 18th March 2008
Dubai Festival City and Burj Dubai – prestige projects in the steel and glass engineering field
Dubai Creek bridge – the first floating swing bridge in Dubai
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre – one of the largest steel and glass engineering contracts in Abu Dhabi
The Austrian Waagner-Biro Stahlbau AG specialises in bridge building and the planning and realisation of steel and glass structures. In 2007, both the company’s Steel and Glass Engineering and Bridge Engineering segments were able to capture orders in the UAE for prestigious projects, which are the object of international attention.

Demanding steel and glass engineering projects in Dubai und Abu Dhabi

With the Dubai Festival City, Waagner-Biro already completed a project of international stature in Dubai in spring 2007. For this “city within a city”, which is located directly on the Dubai Creek, the Austrian company produced a 14,000m2 free form, pre-stressed glass roof using 800t of steel. The design for this imposing structure came from the internationally respected architects Jerde Partnership and HOK. Following the successful realisation of this project, which with an order volume of EUR 19 million, was also significant in a financial sense, Waagner-Biro Stahlbau immediately received a pleasing follow-up order for the completion of seven complex steel and glass pavilions in the immediate vicinity of the Festival City (order volume: EUR 6 million).

In the autumn of 2007, Waagner-Biro started installation work at one of the largest construction projects in Dubai. The Burj (Tower) project in the heart of Dubai has recently begun to attract global attention. The world’s tallest building standing at 840m, was designed by the renowned American architectural office, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and sets new benchmarks not only in terms of its height. In the course of the project, Waagner-Biro is completing three, 20m-high steel and glass entry pavilions, which lead to the hotel, apartments and offices in the Tower. Each of the pavilions will contain a total of 650t of steel and have a 6,600m2 glass facade. A special challenge relating to facade assembly is presented by the curve of the ground plan, which demands the use of pre-stressed vertical cables and filigree rod supports. Work started on the assembly in October 2007 and is scheduled to end at the beginning of 2009.

During 2007, Waagner-Biro Stahlbau was not only successful in obtaining orders in Dubai, but also other parts of the Middle Eastern market. In August, one of the largest single orders in company history was received from Abu Dhabi with an order volume of EUR 25 million. Waagner-Biro is to provide the facade of the 160m high trade fair tower, which is the outstanding feature of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and a new city landmark. The tower, designed by the star British architectural office, RMJM, has a characteristic helical twist and an imposing 23,000m2 glass facade, and due to its striking shape, will have a major impact on the city skyline. Due to the daring asymmetry of the tower, each of the 12,000 glass panes in the facade is unique. Roland Jones, Project Director for Capital Gate said "ADNEC is delighted to have the involvement of Waagner-Biro in our signature project Capital Gate. Waagner-Biro have a long history of successful project delivery in Europe and recently in UAE, and we are very pleased to welcome them into our team. ADNEC has a policy of engaging the best resources to complete its projects. Completion of Capital Gate in late 2009 involving Waagner-Biro as a principle specialist contractor will be a clear statement of HH Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Zayed aligning ADNEC's development with the 2030 Abu Dhabi strategic plan."

Successful major bridge engineering project in in Dubai

In the past year, Waagner-Biro Stahlbau AG’s second segment, Bridge Engineering, was also highly successful in the Middle East. The most important project in this context was the first floating bridge in Dubai, which was realised via the Waagner-Biro Gulf L.L.C. subsidiary. This new link between the districts of Bur Dubai and Deira crosses the Dubai Creek and has six lanes, a width of twice 22m and a length of 365m. An independent support structure, consisting of two concrete ship caissons with a length of 115m and a width of 22m, has been provided for three lanes in both directions. In the middle of the bridge, there is a single-wing, steel revolving gate for water traffic. Between the caissons and the ramps on the bank there are also 28 transitional elements, which equalise the vertical and lateral movements caused by traffic loads and waves. The actual floating body, which holds the bridge, weighing several thousand tonnes on the surface, consists of 23 regulatory elements filled with resistant polystyrene sheets, which have been joined to form a pontoon. The on-site assembly of this imposing structure was completed in a record period of just 23 days. All in all, Waagner-Biro finished the project design, foundation work, embankment construction, manufacture and installation of the steel structure in only ten months with the result that the ceremonial opening to traffic of the city of Dubai’s first floating bridge took place on July 15, 2007.

Globally respected partner

As a result of its highly professional handling of a range of large-scale projects in the Steel and Glass Engineering and Bridge Engineering segments, Waagner-Biro has established itself as a preferred partner in the Middle East. Respected architects such as Norman Foster, Santiago Calatrava, Jean Nouvel, HOK, SOM or the Jerde Partnership, as well as public sector customers, all trust in the Group’s innovative capabilities. Consequently, in the coming years prestigious international projects in both the UAE and around the globe will receive the Waagner-Biro signature.