Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Kanoo Energy completes subcontracting works for Ain Dubai

Dubai, UAE: Kanoo Energy, a member of The Kanoo Group, one of the suppliers of power & industrial projects in the Middle East, recently completed a subcontracting project for fall arrest systems on ‘Ain Dubai’, a project by Meraas, set to be the world’s largest observation wheel.
Ain Dubai (previously Dubai-I) on Bluewaters Island, off the Jumeirah Beach Residence coastline
Renamed ‘Ain Dubai’ (previously ‘Dubai-I’), the observation wheel will offer 360-degree views of Dubai, located on Bluewaters Island, off the Jumeirah Beach Residence coastline, with dimensions far exceeding any similar existing structure. The project’s main contractor is Hyundai Engineering & Construction.

The assembled hub and spindle is approximately 40 metres long and 20 metres high and weighs 1,805 tonnes, equivalent to four A380 aircraft. The hub will later be connected to the rim through 192 spoke cables, with the structure then resembling a gigantic bicycle wheel.
The scope of work included Supply, Installation & Certification of vertical lifeline system (Lad-Saf Systems) inside the legs. The hub of the Ain Dubai consists of 4 cylindrical legs of 120 metres height, 17 vertical ladders of 30 feet inside each leg, and 14 ladders inside the spindle which is 150 metres above the ground level.

Kanoo Energy – PIP Division, having the only fall protection team certified in the Region to install such systems and trained to work at such heights successfully completed the installation & certification of all the ladders inside the legs & the spindle. The team shall also recertify the system annually.
Once completed, the Ain Dubai will feature 48 capsules and a holding capacity of up to 1,400 visitors at any given time – with a full rotation of the Ain Dubai taking 48 minutes. Ain Dubai will be the centrepiece of Bluewaters Island, which will feature retail, residential, entertainment and hospitality offerings.

About The Kanoo Group

‘The Kanoo Group’ is one of the largest, independent, family-owned groups of companies in the Gulf region established in 1890. It has diversified business industries in shipping, travel, machinery, engineering, logistics, property, oil & gas, power, industrial chemicals, training, joint ventures, retail and commercial activities, among others, and operates extensively throughout Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen and Qatar.

Our Vision
The Leading Family Business in the Region and Beyond

Our Mission 
Delivering Sustainable Excellence

Our Values 
Customer Focused, Ethical, Innovative, Agile, Competent & Intelligent, Collaborative, Accountable 

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Michelle Laylo Verzola 
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The Kanoo Group

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