Dubai, UAE – Al-Futtaim Engineering and Technologies (AFET), part of Al-Futtaim Group, has been awarded a new three-year contract to provide facilities management services for Dubai Municipality’s Mohamed Bin Rashid Library (MBRL). A stepping stone for AFET, the company’s win is testament to its ongoing relationship with Dubai Municipality, and stellar performance results on current projects in partnership the government entity.
Completed in 2019, the MBRL is built over 54,000 square metres of land and located in Al Jaddaf, Dubai. The project boasts extraordinary design features, inspired by the shape of a Turkish lectern. Furthermore, the building incorporates modern technology to support scientific research and the knowledge dissemination goals of the institution. Al-Futtaim’s Facilities Management teams submitted the proposal for the MBRL, extensively collaborating with Dubai Municipality.
Murali Serpakkam, the Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies (AFET) said: “We are very pleased to be working on another project with Dubai Municipality, especially an important educational establishment such as the Mohamed Bin Rashid Library.We continually aim to exceed expectations with every single project and look forward to working with this distinctive cultural landmark.”
The MBRL consists of a basement, ground floor, and seven floors, including of a fully automated bookstore and Digitalization Laboratory. It also houses specialised libraries such as the Information Centre, Public Library, Periodicals Library, Children’s Library, Atlas and Map Library, Media and Arts Library, and more. Additionally, it is home to a theatre with the capacity to host more than 550 people, equipped with the latest audio-visual technologies.
With over 45 years of operations in the UAE, KSA and Qatar, Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies provides 360-degree solutions to the building industry through its proven expertise in Air Conditioning, Building Products, Control and Life Safety, Elevators and Escalators, Facility Management, Energy Management, MEP, and Scaffolding and Access Solution.
About Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies:
Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies offers customers complete engineering and systems integration solutions.
Established over 45 years ago, the Engineering arm operates in the United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Egypt and provides a wide variety of products and services for the construction industry from air conditioning, scaffolding and access solutions, elevators and escalators, control and life safety, facilities management, building products, MEP, Technology Infrastructure and Digital transformation.
The company continues to successfully represent strong international brands like AFTRON, Airedale, Hitachi, Johnson Control, TOTO, LM, Toshiba, Roca and KRANTZ amongst others.
The Technologies division provides complete business solutions to large, medium, and small customers that include networking solutions, IP telephony, infrastructure, contact center solutions, business applications, ELV systems, professional audio-visual solutions and managed services.
These solutions are further complemented by services that include project management, installation, testing, commissioning, and after-sales maintenance contracts. Its partners include best-in-class vendors such as Panasonic, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise and Microsoft Business Solutions amongst others and currently operates in the UAE and has branch offices across Pakistan.
Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and health; employing more than 33,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, we partner with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands.
Al-Futtaim’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organisation to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.
By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration, integrity; Al-Futtaim continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day.