November 29, 2018
KIZAD Construction City provides inter-connected manufacturing, storage, and distribution space for construction materials – from start-ups to mega projects
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 29 November 2018 – Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) showcased its expanded product offerings available at KIZAD Construction City, a dedicated cluster for the manufacture, import, storage and distribution of construction materials in the UAE.
The new offerings were introduced at an event hosted by KIZAD during The Big 5, the largest construction and building materials exhibition in the region. The exhibition takes place from 26 to 29 November at Dubai World Trade Centre.
Following the launch of KIZAD Construction City earlier this year, the 500,000 square metres of allotted land available for open yard storage facilities was sold out within six months.
Responding to market demand, the next phase of KIZAD Construction City offers pre-built warehouses and Light Industrial Units (LIUs), which are suitable for manufacturing, processing, assembling, and fabrication work. Additional land has been allocated for open yard storage areas of any scale, bonded areas with easy duty arrangements and industrial and logistics operations.
KIZAD’s construction cluster is purpose-built to accommodate an array of construction and building materials related activities; from project-based storage facilities to small-scale light manufacturing businesses and mega projects.
KIZAD Construction City is situated within easy reach of both Abu Dhabi and Dubai in KIZAD – one of the largest industrial and free trade zones in the Middle East and a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports. It benefits from being cost-competitive and interconnected with tech-driven infrastructure and connectivity by sea, road, and air, with rail links being developed through Etihad Rail.
KIZAD CEO Samir Chaturvedi commented on the expansion: “The UAE construction sector remains resilient despite market changes and challenges caused by external factors. Construction companies are ramping up the development of tourism-related projects, commercial infrastructure, and transportation development, and need cost-effective, interconnected construction infrastructure to support this growth. We have expanded our product offering space at KIZAD Construction City in response to this demand. We look forward to welcoming new occupants.”
He added: “Businesses can set up in KIZAD Construction City within a few days. This kind of service enables them to appropriately focus time and money on executing construction project and growing their businesses.”
More than 70 C-level partners, customers and key industry leaders in the construction and building materials sectors were invited to the event, which KIZAD hosted during the Big 5 construction exhibition. The gathering included a panel discussion, which was moderated by MEED, with participants from KIZAD, Amana and Talex, during which they discussed challenges and opportunities within the industry.
Since its launch in April 2018, several major construction companies have already set up shop in KIZAD Construction City. In October 2018, Amana Contracting & Steel Buildings established a 50,000 sqm storage and logistics facility to house and distribute construction products to large-scale industrial, modular and commercial projects across the UAE and wider region.
Businesses in KIZAD Construction City also benefit from access to the fast-growing and semi-automated Khalifa Port, which serves 25 of the world’s major shipping lines with connections to 70 global ports. More connections are expected with the addition of the upcoming COSCO Shipping Ports (CSP) terminal.