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Musanada deliver AED11b development projects in Abu Dhabi in 2015

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Throughout last year, Abu Dhabi General Services Company "Musanada" managed to deliver 23 development projects with a total cost of approximately AED11,2 billion throughout the Emirate of Abu Dhabi across various sectors including housing, education, buildings, infrastructure, roads, healthcare, etc.

Aimed to serve and achieve the best for the Abu Dhabi community, these projects would keep pace with the comprehensive development witnessed by the emirate, thanks to the vision of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

Musanada is currently managing and executing 242 projects across all sectors, including 190 projects in the design phase and 52 in the construction phase. On top of these projects comes the Al Ain New Hospital, Sheikh Shakhbout Hospital, Sila Hospital in the western region, Jebel Hafit 3,000-Unit Housing, Ain Al Fayda 2,000-Unit Housing, South Shamkha Infrastructure Development, Al Manayef City Infrastructure Development at Al Ruwais – western region, Abu Dhabi – Dubai Road, Al Mafraq – Al Ghuwaifat Road interconnecting the western region cities and facilitating commercial land traffic in the UAE, the Airport Interchange and Airport Regional Road Network, as well as various other vital projects and services, including the provision of facility management services to approximately 4,000 buildings and facilities within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

"Being determined to serve the community honestly and transparently, Musanada is executing and managing scores of projects according to highest international standards and specifications," stated Saif Al Hameli Musanada's Acting CEO, pointing out that the company focuses on "providing integrated project management services including design and construction and facility management services, based on a well devised strategic plan that consolidates and synthesizes engineering expertise and capabilities, achieving an overall harmony and enhanced team spirit."

"Abu Dhabi government has established integrated plans to develop the emirate and to enhance government system and performance, and has approved development plans based on a forward- vision seeking to achieve sustainable development of the region's resources and economy by aligning and coordinating the efforts in the emirate, translating visions into effective strategic decisions and innovative and ambitious plans that support the comprehensive development process in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi," added Eng. Al Marar, "guided by the insightful vision of our prudent leadership, we in Musanada work relentlessly hand in hand with the various government entities in the emirate to achieve high efficiency levels in performance, transparency and service development, enabling government entities to primarily focus on improving their core services, relying on accurate and complete studies that allow us to develop effective and adaptable solutions and ensure delivery of comprehensive services in line with the best international standards, as part of our efforts to achieve sustainable excellence and focus on innovation and creativity."

"Musanada is mindful to play a pivotal role in maintaining a high level of compliance with HSE criteria within the region," concluded Eng. Al Marar. "The Company's commitment to innovation, sustainability and customer satisfaction is a key factor that will help Musanada tackle current and future challenges and provide highest services in line with best international specifications, while ensuring to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, improve production and operational processes in pursuit of highest levels of efficiency."

AED1.7 Billion Housing Projects Delivered Musanada is currently handling a set of housing projects in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, translating and implementing the Leadership's visions aspiring to secure welfare and ensure family stability for UAE nationals, as our prudent Leadership believes that a house is the basis for psychological, social and economic stability for UAE national families.

In 2015, Musanada successfully delivered three Major housing projects for a total cost of AED1.7 billion, including the Emirati Housing Project Phase I and II in Abu Dhabi city and Bida Al Mutawa Housing project in the western region.

Coordinating with Abu Dhabi Housing Authority, Musanada delivered Emirati Housing Phase I and II project on an area of 72 acres. The project included 703 residential units, the size of each house varying between 338 to 405 square meters. The project is a vital, strategically-located residential complex located at Khalifa City next to Abu Dhabi Golf Club and Al Forsan International Sports Resort. The residential units of the project consisted of a ground floor plus first floor, comprising four or five bedrooms with attached utilities as well as a driver's room.

The Company completed the infrastructure works of the project, including a 15km internal road network, besides lighting, water, electricity and drainage networks, in addition to pedestrian paths, landscaping and parks.

"The area of Phase I of the Emirati Housing project was 43 acres including 303 villas, with an estimated total cost of the project along with the associated infrastructure of approximately AED761 million. Each villa consisted of 2 floors, comprising four and five bedrooms in addition to the Majlis, car garages and maid's rooms, as well as the other basic requirements of the UAE national family," said Eng. Ali Al Haj Al Mehairbi, Musanada's Acting Executive Director – Building Construction Management Division.

"The area of Phase II of the "Watani" Housing project was 28 acres, including 400 villas, with an estimated total cost of the project along with the associated infrastructure of approximately AED780 million. The traditional-style residential units were built following the townhouse pattern on a gross built up area of 388 square meters, Each villa consisted of 2 floors, comprising four bedrooms and a Majlis, in addition to basic utilities such as kitchens, bathrooms, maid's rooms, etc.," added Eng. Al Mehairbi. "Being located in Khalifa City A, Phase I and II of the project will enable the residents from using the basic facilities and utilities available in the area, such as schools, clinics, retail outlets, mosques, etc. required by the residents."

Musanada has also delivered Bida Al Mutawa Housing project in the western region in accordance with highest architectural design standards and in line with the standard of living of the UAE national family. The houses would be adequate to the various strata of society and number of family members, as these houses would meet the requirements of privacy of the UAE national family and social and cultural aspects of the UAE community.

Bida Al Mutawa project is located 275km away from Abu Dhabi in the western region over an estimated area of 32.2 acres. The project includes 60 residential units with associated infrastructure works, taking into consideration road, water, drainage, lighting, firefighting and storm water networks. Each villa comprises two floors, the ground floor consists of a living room, dining room, male and female Majlis, maid's room, internal kitchen two bedrooms with attached utilities, main entrance and external driver's room, while the first floor consists of 3 master bedrooms and one living room.

AED1.4 Billion Savings from Value Engineering and Projects Enhanced Efficiency In the infrastructure sector, Musanada completed the infrastructure works of vital projects throughout the Emirate of Abu Dhabi during 2015, such as South Shamkha Infrastructure Development project, with a total cost over AED7 billion, Neima area project with a total cost of approximately AED206 million, and the levelling works at Al Manayef city with a total cost of AED292 million, and the Improvement of Water Quality project at Reem and Marya islands with a total cost of AED46 million.

"The Company does not spare any effort delivering infrastructure projects in the best possible way to help enhance quality of life in Abu Dhabi, especially in light of the fast pace progress and development witnessed by the emirate," stressed Obaid AlMheiri, Musanada's Infrastructure Director. "Projects were completed during 2015 to the highest standards and best possible way, along with a noticeable saving of costs and consumption of raw materials, whereby Musanada managed to save approximately AED1.4 billion through value engineering and the higher level of efficiency in project management and use of new criteria."

The approximately 4,500-acre projects included a 450km road network, 1000km storm water network, 450km drainage network, 490km potable water network and 2140km electricity grid. In addition, 300 power substations and 19,000 lighting poles were delivered.

AED729 Million Value of Education Sector Projects In the education sector, Musanada has managed to deliver on the engagement of Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) to design, construct and rehabilitate several schools, with a total cost of approximately AED729 million, including seven educational projects ranging between the design, construction, renovation, rehabilitation and maintenance of existing facilities. These schools are Al Muwaiji School, Al Shawamekh School, Al Shuwaib School in Al Ain, Chinese School, Umm Al Arab School, Spirit of the Union School in Al Falah area in Abu Dhabi, in addition to the School Rehabilitation and Maintenance Program.

Musanada delivered all these schools in addition to a package of new educational projects which will contribute to the creation and establishment of a knowledge community through an creating educational environment appropriate for future generations, as the delivery of these projects forms part of the master plan related to the Abu Dhabi Future Schools Program.

All works related to Umm Al Arab and Rouh El Etihad Schools at Al Falah area in Abu Dhabi were completed and commissioned for the new 2015-2016 academic year. These two schools were constructed to meet the educational needs of the population in that area. Both schools consist of a school building for elementary and secondary education in an integrated building including 140 classrooms with a total capacity of 4,200 female and male students, open sport courts, closed sport halls, as well as a theatre, cafeterias, swimming pools, library, clinics besides other necessary amenities.

Musanada is working on various projects across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, seeking to render these projects environment-friendly; they are operated through state-of-the-art systems that contribute to conserve the various resources while ensuring maximum utilization of building resources. Musanada also ensures that these projects are delivered as per a well devised program appropriate to the requirements of modern educational methods and standards aligned to ADEC's aspirant programs and plans aimed to develop the educational system by enhancing the quality of school buildings through equipping them with all basic future schools requirements. Moreover, it is taken into account to use environment-friendly materials to embed sustainability.

Moreover, it is taken into account to use environment-friendly materials to embed sustainability factors and render the building as a simulating learning environment.

It is worth mentioning that all the delivered schools are equipped with the latest educational furnishing and the necessary audio-visual devices, in addition to a CCTV system and the building management system (BMS) that ensures follow up on all the electrical, mechanical and fire alarms systems, and the ability to pinpoint any malfunction, if any. It also has been taken into account that the design and construction of the project meet the requirements of sustainability which help enhance the efficiency of use and conserve the multiple energy sources.

Eng. Saeed Mohamed Metab Al Mehairbi, Musanada's Buildings Director, emphasized that the completed projects of the Future Schools Program are a source of pride, resembling massive efforts of a mutual team comprising those concerned from ADEC and Musanada to ensure completion of all the works within a record timespan, which significantly has ensured the success of the academic year plan as planned.

High Quality, Environment-Friendly Buildings and Facilities in Line with Best International Specifications Eng. Saeed Al Mehairbi reassured that Musanada was keen to construct and deliver its buildings and facilities projects according to high quality standards in line with best international specifications, noting Musanada's compliance with the environmental sustainability requirements successfully achieved in many of Musanada's 2015 projects by attaining the 2-pearl rating followed by Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC), contributing to enhanced use and conservation of multiple energy sources.

During 2015, seven projects were delivered in the buildings sector with a total cost of AED173 million, representing several service facilities, in addition to construction of prefabricated accommodation units in the western region for the Emirates Nuclear Corporation for a total cost of AED26 million.

Sheikh Ahmed Mosque in Zakher In addition to the previously mentioned projects, Musanada has added one of its landmarks by constructing and delivering Sheikh Ahmed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Mosque in Zakher, Al Ain. The mosque is one of the new architectural landmarks of Al Ain city, built on an area of 3,248 square meters. Construction work commenced in 2013 and was completed on 15 March 2015. The mosque combines both Moroccan and Andalusian styles, featuring Islamic architecture under the supervision of a team of professional experts. Eng. Al Mehairbi added that the AED20 million mosque is featured by its pyramid-shape dome made of a combination of the finest wood types. The mosque includes a prayer hall for men and one for women, ablution facilities, halls for Quran recitation, and two minarets 42 meter high, as well as housing for the imam and muzzein and several other utility spaces, creating from this Islamic edifice an additional landmark in Al Ain city.

Al Ain Ladies Club At the sports facilities level, and also as part of the buildings sector, all works related to Al Ain Ladies Club were completed in the first quarter of 2015 in coordination with Abu Dhabi Sports Council, representing a milestone in the process of empowering, strengthening and activating the social and sport presence of UAE women. The project was built in a privileged location in Al Ain, facing the Shakhboot bin Sultan Street in Al Markhaniya region, which is considered as an easily accessible, vital area, allowing visitors to effortlessly reach the Club. Extending over an area of 17,322 square meters, the Al Ain Ladies Club was designed and equipped according to the highest eco-friendly international standards. The building consists of a ground level and two upper floors, in addition to a service floor, in which excellent sports, cultural and entertainment services are provided to Al Ain women.

Al Mehairbi added that "Musanada, in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Sports Council being the sports regulatory authority in the emirate, designed and set up the building according to the best possible ways and standards to provide the visitors with the best services. This came as a result of our prudent leadership's care to achieve prosperity, provide the citizens with a decent life and ensure their prosperity and well-being. To that end, we designed the building according to the best international specifications and environmental sustainability standards that preserve resources and energy in accordance with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, which is based on environmental sustainability as a key element in the implementation process of government projects. It is also worth mentioning that the compatibility of the design with the frameworks and standards in line with the charming city of Al Ain was taken into account."

Al Ain Club also provides women with the right atmosphere to encourage them to develop their various skills at the cultural, sports and social levels, enabling them to participate in different development activities locally, nationally and even internationally in line with the UAE community and identity. All these services and amenities are provided from one coordinated building, consisting of four floors with the ability to accommodate more than 400 people. Adequate green spaces and a variety of places to practice indoor and outdoor sports activities were also made available.

The work kicked off in the project in April 2013, and it included several halls, the most important of which was the main lobby, an entertainment theatre, library, prayer halls, waiting rooms and administration offices. On the sports level, the project included a fully-equipped multi-function hall, in addition to two gyms and aerobics halls with Jacuzzi and sauna. The building also included halls for bowling, snooker and squash, with another internal children playground hall. It contained also a 25x12.5 meter half-Olympic-sized swimming pool, in addition to another swimming pool for children and a fully-equipped cinema hall, along with 13 retail outlets and a beauty centre. The project also included 325 meter external play grounds for children, external landscaping, an outdoor tennis court and a main restaurant, three cafes, two meeting halls equipped with the state-of-art technologies which can be used as business centres for ladies.

Al Mehairbi concluded by stressing that Musanada was always committed to put into effect the directions of the prudent leadership, complying with whatever needed to enhance government projects in line with highest engineering and aesthetical standards, adding more to the beauty of the UAE and providing what is needed by the UAE nationals and residents.

Vital Projects Delivered in Cooperation with Seha In the healthcare projects sector, Musanada delivered, in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Health Services Company "Seha", several projects in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi during 2015. It completed the works in Ghayathi Hospitals in the western region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, designed in accordance with latest international standards focusing on maximum reduction of energy and water consumption, and at the same time the optimal utilization of sunlight, while ensuring that the sufficiently flexible design as to allow future expansion to meet the expected population growth over the coming two decades in the western region. The design also took into account the need to clearly split female-designated departments from those designated for male patients, in line with the traditions and customs.

Extending over a total area of 147 thousand square meters, this hospital project has a total built up area of 41 thousand square meters. The project included the hospital main building comprising a ground floor with two upper floors, the staff accommodation building besides other utility buildings including a mosque, power generation station as well as other utility buildings. This was in addition to tennis courts, basketball and football fields, a helipad, external landscaping and car parking. The AED448 million hospital has all the requirements to support and achieve international standards in providing healthcare services.

Strengthening Cooperation with Healthcare Sectors and Institutions Musanada also helped to increase the capacity of Al Noor Centre for Rehabilitation of Special Needs by delivering an AED20 million project to expand and improve the Centre's performance, as the Centre kicked off with only 8 students, whereas it hosts today approximately 300 students with various physical and mental disabilities from all nationalities.

Musanada also completed Al Mushrif Healthcare Centre, which was opened as part of the efforts to enhance the provision of high quality medical services and the provision of a distinguished healthcare services to the residents of Abu Dhabi. The value of construction of the Centre extending on an overall area of 6,400 square meters was approximately AED54 million. Al Mushrif Centre provides the necessary healthcare to children, pregnant women and all family members through its various external clinics including: family medicine, dentistry, emergency healthcare, preventive medicine and comprehensive laboratory tests, in addition to x-rays and radiology services, mammography, ECG, chronic disease treatment, minor operations, homecare, nutrition and health education clinic, as well as a pharmacy and family consulting services section.

AED455 Million Vital Roads and Pedestrian Bridges During 2015 In the road projects sector, implementing its strategy to promote traffic safety and raise road network efficiency in line with economic growth in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Musanada opened parts of Al Falah Interchange.

This approximately AED111 million project aimed to improve traffic flow for road users coming from Al Shawamekh to Abu Dhabi through an interchange without having to turn around Al Falah area. Additionally, the project improved the traffic flow from Abu Dhabi to Al Falah through an interchange without having to turn around Al Shamkha area. The project would enhance traffic flow in the surrounding roads in addition to providing a direct route for those coming from Suwaihan area to Al Shamkha without having to turn around Al Falah roundabout. This would provide a direct route for traffic movement from Al Falah towards Suwaihan without having to turn around Al Shamkha area. The importance of this project would be to keep with pace with the urban growth witnessed by the region and provide appropriate traffic solutions.

"DOT would spare no effort in providing best services in line with highest standards, taking into consideration traffic safety as a goal sought to be achieved along with the strategic partners," said Faisal Al-Suwaidi, the General Director -Main Road division at the Department of Transport (DOT). "This significant project complements DOT's approach to create an integrated and sustainable road network in line with highest standards as part of its strategy to maintain the infrastructure of the main roads in line with economic growth and development in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi."

"As it is keen to put into effect the directions of Abu Dhabi government in relation to economic development in the UAE and enhancement of the quality of the infrastructure by delivery of projects that supports the development process in the emirate, Musanada is committed to deliver the project on time and as planned, achieving leadership and excellence in performing the tasks assigned to it," reassured Omar Matar Assian Al Mansouri, Roads Acting Director at Musanada.

Pedestrian Bridges Musanada opened 8 pedestrian bridges in various locations of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi for a total cost of AED75 million to provide pedestrian passages that ensure public safety. These bridges were expanded and equipped with electrical lifts and lighting to ensure they are used by different age groups in a secure way that facilitates movement on feet from one area to another.

Certain amendments were made to the design of the pedestrian bridges compared to the 2-meter wide previous bridges, as the width of new bridges is 3 meters from inside, and they are built using strong shake and weather proof materials, in order to provide users with maximum safety criteria. These bridges will help reduce run-overs, creating a pedestrian accident-free environment and avoiding practices that causes traffic obstructions and congestions.

Dualling of Madinat Zayed – Ghayathi Road. This dualling project of Madinat Zayed – Ghayathi road aims to develop the infrastructure ,road and transportation network in the western region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. This project keeps pace with the progress witnessed by Abu Dhabi across all social, economic and cultural aspects. The opening of this AED268 million project coincides with the delivery of recently completed several modern and advanced road projects as well as a number of projects to be opened in the future.

The project aims to improve traffic flow and safety along the 80km Madinat Zayed – Ghayathi road across three stages, the dualling of the road by an 80km new line parallel to the existing one, four undercrossing (tunnels) for U-turns and animal's crossing and enhancing and increasing the efficiency of the 60km chain link fence along the two sides of the road. – Emirates News Agency, WAM -

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