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Mott MacDonald wins contract on first ever Float Glass Plant in UAE

Mott MacDonald has been awarded a project management contract for the first UAE float glass plant by Dubai Investments, and a select group of strategic investors from the region.

The $200 million plant will produce 600 tonnes of float glass per day, primarily to service the region's booming construction markets. The new Emirates Float Glass (EFG) factory will be located in the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi. It has been designed to operate 24 hours a day, 365 days per year to produce around 160,000 tonnes of glass per year which is equivalent to 12.5 million m.

Mott MacDonald's project management team will start work with the turnkey contractor (Ianua from Italy) on 1st June and will be responsible for: checking design and quality control; programming/planning and scheduling; project progress including reporting, certification, payments, cost control and insurance; as well as contract management. The plant is expected to be completed by December 2007.

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